Go See The Princess Bride at The Dark Room

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What do you call that thing where you always get a really bad case of the giggles as soon as the small community theater you’re sitting in goes quiet? Come on, we’ve all been there. Also, you’re probably like me in that as soon as a play starts you become emergency-level hungry and bored and freak out that this place doesn’t serve booze and your mind starts to race about what in the hell are these seats made of, anyway? Some weird anti-matter composite that was invented to make every position you assume to cause your ass to fall asleep?

I’m not about to sit here and tell you that all, or even most community theater, is sufferable. But I am about to tell you that I went to The Dark Room’s live production of The Princess Bride last night and I loved it.  Do I know anything about theater or acting? Actually, no. But I do know that I have a super low tolerance for theater, and this didn’t even ruin my life even a little bit.

This was my first time seeing a Dark Room production, but it certainly won’t be my last. Everything from the brilliantly lo-fi set design to the frequency with which the actors took liberties with the audience's personal space was exciting and never annoying.

My personal favorites from last night’s performance include Cameron (more like HAMeron!) Eng, as the irresistible Inigo Montoya, the cartoonishly despicable Prince Humperdink, and Princess Buttercup with her righteous hair. Oh and the little crabby dude who bossed the giant and Inigo around — he (played by a wonderful she) was fantastic.

Anyway, the play is showing each night this weekend. I seriously recommend this as a great date idea or something awesome to do with in-from-out-of-town family.

(Tickets are available online, or you can chance it and try to get them at the door.)

[Photos by Mikl Em]

Comments (6)

Whoa! They need to do a better job on their marketing – I’ve seen the posters around but thought it was a showing of the movie.

A lot of the stuff they do there is rad. I saw them do Emperor Norton: The Musical a couple of years ago and it was amazing.

Thanks for posting this, Sierra. I’m glad you guys had a good time! PS , here’s the direct link to the Dark Room’s show Site, in case you guys want more info than ticketing. http://darkroomsf.com/#pb
Plus, I hadn’t seen that picture of Rugen and Humperdinck before, good pick!

It’s playing every Thurs, Fri, Sat for the duration of August. Go check it out!

I’ll back up everything Sierra said here. We went on Friday, and it was FANTASTIC. Very fun, and very highly recommended.

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