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Varsity Cheerleader Werewolves Live From Outer Space

JAY HORTON
7 pm Thursdays-Saturdays through Oct. 12 and 2 pm Sunday, Oct. 6, Thursday October 03 | $10-$12
Milepost 5
850 NE 81st Ave.
 
Varsity Cheerleader Werewolves Live From Outer Space started out as a movie, with a passably professional trailer starring Daniel Baldwin. That surviving video holds almost no trace of the rollicking charms or improvisatory swagger currently being reprised at Milepost 5. By shoehorning a feature-length screenplay into little more than an hour and making the most of an effects budget likely below two digits—laser pointer, Silly String and a moth-eaten cat puppet inventively serving as our cabaret CGI—Steve Coker sidesteps both the deadening rhythms of dated sci-fi pastiche and the high-camp artifice ordinarily infecting modern musical comedy. With successive blink-and-you'll-miss-them scenes, the continually engaging and mobile performers stick each wry aside and own every cornball bit of exposition. There’s a two-fisted physicality empowering slapstick set pieces and heightening the violent flourish or eroticized assault. Punches connect, stripteases arouse and Bananarama synth riffs impart a genuinely disturbing malevolence. The project couldn’t possibly have achieved such heights as a motion picture, but that doesn’t mean a sequel’s not deserved.

Where: Milepost 5
Phone: 729-3223
Address: 850 NE 81st Ave.
Website: www.milepostfive.com

 
 

Milepost 5

850 NE 81st Ave.
Portland, OR
 
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