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Manos: The Hands of Fate

AP KRYZA
8 pm Thursdays-Saturdays; 8 pm Sundays, April 28 and May 5. Through May 5., Friday May 03 | $20.
Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center
5340 N Interstate Ave.
 
To call 1966's Manos: The Hands of Fate its decade's Plan 9 From Outer Space is a disservice to Ed Wood. Not a single frame of the picture could even be called mediocre—every scene is execrable. So of course it's gained a huge cult following. Now, as is the case with many cult flicks, it's a live stage show, and it marks the debut of Capital I Productions (though director/star Brian Koch produced another version back in 2006). Onstage, the story of a deranged polygamist cult in the desert becomes a goofy stew of intentionally bad acting, cardboard sets and spooky live music (by members of Blitzen Trapper, Parson Red Heads and Viva Voce) that captures the delightfully stupid source material and injects a lovingly irreverent spirit. Though the production takes pleasure in presenting everything bad about the movie—from the repeated lines to lapses in logic and terrible special effects—it manages to become a beast all its own, thanks to surrealist elements like a boozy lounge singer who shows up to warble inexplicably. For "fans" of the original film, the performance will prove a massive hit, but for the 95 percent of people unfamiliar with the Manos mythos, there's still enough rowdy energy and absurdism to keep them intrigued.

Where: Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center
Phone: 306-5217
Address: 5340 N Interstate Ave.
Website: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/336945

 
 
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