If you're like us, you pretty much worship the movie Point Break, starring Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves, but are saddened that there has never been a live theater production. Well, fret no more. Point Break Live! is the play that is sweeping the nation, and even if live theater makes you break out in embarrassing rashes, this is one you're not gonna want to miss. That's because, well, let's let them explain it.
The Brechtian blockbuster features armed robbery, big-wave surfing, car chases, explosions, and no less than two extended skydiving sequences. Best of all, you could be the next Johnny Utah... the starring role of Keanu will be selected at random from the audience each night, and will read their entire script off of cue-cards. This method manages to capture the rawness of a Keanu Reeves performance, even from those who generally think themselves incapable of acting.
That's right; the Keanu Reeves role is played each night by a random audience member! If only they had done this with Hardball. The play has just been in Seattle, and is in Los Angeles beginning Oct. 12. So get out your surf board and your Ohio State t-shirt folks, one of you could be the next Johnny Utah. "You crossed the line. People trusted you and they died. You gotta' go down." Hell, yeah!