Is your holiday ruined because you can’t watch James Franco and Seth Rogen take out Our Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Un on Christmas Day?
Ours is too, and that’s why the small, New York-based company The Treehouse Theater is staging a live adaptation/reading of the film’s script to be performed for the public for FREE two days after Christmas.
Perfect, our shifty North Korean hackers didn’t say anything about the 27th of December, and thank goodness someone has the cojones (thanks Sony!)
In an interview with the LA Times the theatre discussed its goal for the performance:
This is an opportunity for people to come together in the name of free speech, in defiance of all who have threatened it.
While Seth and James probably won’t be there, the reading of Dan Sterling’s script will be performed by comedians Dave Hensley, Sean Perrotta and Benny Scheckner, in a cast including several veterans from the Upright Citizens Brigade, a comedy theatre company located in the city.
Sheckner says they simply downloaded the script online. “It was not that hard to find,” he admits. “We were horrified by the complications this carries for free speech.”
The event, which seems to be one part entertainment, one part political rally, and two parts brilliant theatre marketing, will take place on Saturday at 7PM.
There are only 50 seats in the theatre, so if watching Jong Un get blown to pieces to the tune of Katy Perry’s “Firework” is a seasonal must for you, get there early!
Missing your sense of free speech this holiday season? Don’t worry, the NYC theatre scene is on it!