They're back by popular demand! Vin. Paul. The Rock! Connecticut Valley Poets’ Theatre presents Fast Five.
How does one ‘stage’ a car race? Or a chase sprinting rooftop to rooftop in Rio? What happens when doughy action stars are recast as strong females? Fast Five satirizes the culture of machismo and speed and calls attention to the gap between blockbuster film and underground stage, between massive budget and zero budget. It features choreographed dance, music, and melodrama, rewriting and reframing the musclebound gear-head excess of Hollywood, while celebrating its adventurous spirit. As corporations roll out more and more commercial movies on Broadway (Rocky, Shrek, etc), the CRVPT is simply jumping on the bandwagon.
Tickets $8 in advance at Brown Paper Tickets; $10 at the door.