The Misfit Theatre Group takes on Tarantino in latest homage
After the success of their Halloween show, “House of 1000 Corpses,” which was a tribute to Rob Zombie, the Misfit Theatre Group have taken it upon themselves to pay homage to another cult-like figure, Quentin Tarantino. “Misfit Tarantino,” is a tribute to three Tarantino films: “Pulp Fiction,” “Kill Bill” and “Reservoir Dogs.” The show will consist of three short plays and highlight some of the most memorable moments from the three films.
“Each runs about 30 minutes,” explains Robert Seawell, the director and a founding member of The Misfit Theatre Group, “so it’s the highlights of each of them. The whole show runs roughly about an hour and 45 minutes, an hour and 30 minutes… we’re still timing it… It’s pretty long; and it’s got some good music in it. But it’s not a musical… just the music from the soundtracks and background, which is really cool. It’s going to make people reminisce about the films.”
But why pay tribute to Quentin Tarantino?
“Mainly,” says Seawell, “the inspiration for this was to get people to want to see the movies, you know? That haven’t seen them, and then the people that love it already, the big fans, will just come out to see it.”
Seawell has been getting encouragement for years from those familiar with the work of the Misfit Theatre Group to do this show, or something like it.
“Ever since we started the Misfit Theatre Group people have been asking me, ‘Why don’t you do a Tarantino show? Why don’t you do a Tarantino movie?’ and there were just too many to choose from,” says Seawell. “So, I just picked the three that I absolutely loved the most.”
“I’m really excited for people to see it,” he says. “It’s been a lot of work putting it together.”
So why come out to see a play based on highlights from the movies? Why not just watch the films? Anyone familiar with the Misfit Theatre Group’s past work already knows the answer to that, but for everyone else:
“I don’t want to give away too many secrets,” explains Seawell. “It is a tribute, so we picked the funnest characters, but we left enough out to encourage folks to see the movies. We’ve kind-of made it our own, too, so there’s some great little surprises in there.”
He also adds, “We’re excited about the people seeing the different takes on the characters, and how the characters change, and we have people playing multiple roles so it will be cool to see the same people playing completely different roles in different scenes.
Another twist to this show that is different from past shows is that it is all live. Some of the previous productions have involved lip syncing, but not this one. Audiences will also be given two opportunities to see “Misfit Tarantino,” or to see it twice, as Sector 7G hosts the performance two nights in a row. Sector 7G is an all ages venue, but discretion is advised due to strong language and violent scenes. Misfit Tarantino
Friday-Saturday, February 15-16 | 9 p.m. | $10
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