What happens when the Most Beautiful Woman in the World marries the Bravest Prince in the World—and he turns out to be a son of a bitch? Fencing, Fighting, True Love, Miracles, Swell Escapes, Death, Lies, Truth and a little Sex abound in PRINCESS BRIDE: Live!, Dark Room Productions’ tribute to the hottest fairy tale ever written. All we need is a Miracle!
The impossibly lovely Buttercup (Khamara Pettus) falls in love with Westley (James Galileo), a poor, perfect farm boy who dies at the hands of the Dread Pirate Roberts. The fabled hunter, Prince Humperdinck (Dan Foley), convinces Buttercup to marry him, but not before the land’s most notorious criminal ensemble, Vizzini the Sicillian (Alexia Staniotes), Fezzik the giant (Jim Fourniadis) and Inigo the fencer (Cameron Eng), kidnap her—with the mysterious Man in Black hot on their trail. They face the Cliffs of Insanity, traverse the Fire Swamp, rage against the Machine and go to the Chapel of Love; but they’ll need a Miracle before this inconceivable epic ends happily ever after. PRINCESS BRIDE: Live! is a tribute to the classic tale of high adventure and true romance from William Goldman. Buy the book, and read it to someone you love.
This show benefits Dark Room Productions, the in-house production team at the Dark Room Theater. They donate space rental, tech skills, equipment and manpower to local theater groups, keeping community theatre affordable and prolific, and within reach of artists just starting out.
THE PRINCESS BRIDE: Live! runs August 2-25, 2012 with shows Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays @ 8pm; at the Dark Room Theater, 2263 Mission, SF, between 18th and 19th. Tickets are $20 online and at the door. More info: darkroomsf.com.
THE PRINCESS BRIDE: Live! is a Dark Room Production in association with Foul Play Productions (foulplaysf.com), with direction from Cameron Eng & Jim Fourniadis, and with the assistance of Rhiannon Charisse and Sean Wigglesworth. It features: Cameron Eng, Dan Foley, Jim Fourniadis, James Galileo, Tim Kay, Mikl-em, Kharama Pettus, Craig Souza, Alexia Staniotes and Steffanos X.