Bridge Street Theatre Presents David Mamet’s “The Revenge of the Space Pandas” [Berkshire on Stage]
C’mon. A children’s play? By David Mamet??
Hudson Valley kids (and their adults) will soon get a chance to see that this is no joke. The playwright far better known for his searing and foul-mouthed adult dramas has, indeed, created a divinely silly, family-friendly, retro-sci-fi romp called The Revenge of the Space Pandas or Binky Rudich and the Two-Speed Clock, which will be presented for eight performances only tonight (July 12)-Sunday, July 22 at Catskill’s Bridge Street Theatre.
Blast off for the Planet Crestview with a 12-year-old boy scientist, his female sidekick and a sheep named Bob!! Quake with terror as our heroes are taken prisoner by Crestview’s Supreme Ruler, a preening narcissist who’ll stop at nothing to become the only man in the entire Goose Nebula to own a wool letterman’s sweater!! Will a nearly-forgotten film star be able to rescue the earthlings from being whacked-out with a giant pumpkin?? And will they ever find their way back to Earth?? The spirit of Ed Wood (creator of the infamously bad cult film “Plan 9 From Outer Space”) lives on in this Retro-Sci-Fi adventure written by one of America’s pre-eminent playwrights with kids in mind, but with plenty of sly, sarcastic, satirical humor for adults to guffaw over.