Sci-Fi Skewered in ‘Spaced 1919’

Loose ScrewsLoose Screws,  Hawaii’s longest-running improvisational comedy troupe, is setting its sights on science fiction in “Spaced 1919.” Sci-fi standards like “Star Trek,” “Battlestar Galactica,” and “Firefly” won’t stand a chance against this bunch, which will weave the tale live on stage using prompts and props from the audience.

Indeed, if you bring a sufficiently “science fiction-y” prop to the show, you’ll get a dollar back at the door.  You’ll have to be creative and plan ahead, though. Chances are the lip gloss or lint ball you pull out of your pocket at the last minute won’t cut it.

The concept?

Spaced 1919” follows the adventures of the crew of the Astro Zepplin, a space blimp commissioned by President Woodrow Wilson after World War I in a misguided effort to create a “League of Planets.”  Now lost, low on gas and with too much time on their hands, the crew needs to find way to get back to Earth without losing their minds in the process.

Featured performers in “Spaced 1919” will include Monica Coldwell, Squire Coldwell, R. Kevin Doyle, Alissa Joy Lee, Matt Miller, Shannon Palmer, Kehau Rezentes, Chris Riel and Jennifer Waihee.

Check out the show on June 20 and 21 at at Mid-Pacific Institute‘s Kawaiahao Recital Hall 8 p.m., or on June 27 and on June 27 at Planet Fun Kunia at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12.50 at the door. Buy tickets online at honoluluboxoffice.com or by calling (808) 550-8457.

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