Home / Events / Comedy and Variety / Buffy! A Parody Play

Buffy! A Parody Play

ANDREW STEINBEISER
7 pm Thursdays-Saturdays through March 29., Friday March 28 | $12-$18.
Funhouse Lounge
2432 SE 11th Ave.
 
If the smell of county-fair corn dogs isn’t a dead giveaway, then consider this fair warning: Buffy! A Parody Play is not a highbrow evening at the thea-tah. This Funhouse Lounge production is more like an R-rated carnival ride funded by Mel Brooks on food stamps. Whereas the original 1992 film could never quite tell whether it was playing the joke on itself, this version takes the inherent corniness to town, crowns it and proclaims it king. Punches are met with mistimed “pow” sound effects, like an audible comic book. Gymnastics are replaced with stagehands flipping cardboard cutouts of the actors. In this case, self-awareness is certainly a boon. Landy Steckman’s turn as Buffy comes with the perfect amount of valley-girl cheese, stuffed with enough shrill lines like “That’s so fetch!” and “As if!” to fill Venice Beach. If only the parody portion of the play were similarly robust. With just a few ad-libs and a Twilight reference to distance itself from the original screenplay, Buffy! A Director’s Cut might have been a more appropriate title. But to complain that this parody lacks originality is like bemoaning a corn dog for being too greasy.

Where: Funhouse Lounge
Phone: 841-6734
Address: 2432 SE 11th Ave.
Website: http://funhouselounge.com/

 
 

Funhouse Lounge

2432 SE 11th Ave.
Portland, Ore.
97214
 
Other events in Comedy and Variety

Impact

Sunday, Apr 19, 2015

It’s not all Cinderella stories and George Balanchine classics for Oregon Ballet Theater this season. This month’s performance, Impact, sees Oregon’s premier ballet company embrace the contem ...

Various times. April 16-19 and 24-25. | $25-$160
Newmark Theatre 1111 SW Broadway Portland Web | Map

Miss Kennedy's Theater of Burlesque: The Twilight Zone

Sunday, Apr 19, 2015

Taking things all the way to the fifth dimension with a Twilight Zone

9 pm Sunday, April 19 | $12-$20
Dante's 350 W Burnside St. Portland Web | Map

Soul Harmony

Sunday, Apr 19, 2015

In the late 1940's, America's music profile was shifting from Ellington and Sinatra to a little something called R&B. The movement largely rode on the soul-wrenching ballads of a black Baltimor ...

7:30 pm Thursday-Friday, 2 pm and 7:30 pm Saturday, 2 pm Sunday through May 3. | $29.65-$43.95
Brunish Theatre 1111 SW Broadway Portland Map
Also At Funhouse Lounge

Multnomah Falls

Thursday, Apr 23, 2015

Leave it to Portlanders to stage an improvised, '80s-themed soap opera. Closet Kardashian fans tired of birds and bikes can get their dish under the guise of local-arts patronage with this ser ...

7 pm Thursdays-Saturdays through April 25. | $20
Funhouse Lounge 2432 SE 11th Ave. Portland Web | Map

Pastie Pageant

Thursday, Apr 23, 2015

A nine-week-long competition, the Pastie Pageant promises a mix of RuPaul’s Drag Race

9:30 pm Thursdays through June 11 | $7-$10
Funhouse Lounge 2432 SE 11th Ave. Portland Web | Map

Multnomah Falls

Friday, Apr 24, 2015

Leave it to Portlanders to stage an improvised, '80s-themed soap opera. Closet Kardashian fans tired of birds and bikes can get their dish under the guise of local-arts patronage with this ser ...

7 pm Thursdays-Saturdays through April 25. | $20
Funhouse Lounge 2432 SE 11th Ave. Portland Web | Map
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
comments powered by Disqus
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close