If you’re like me, you just weren’t completely satisfied with RoboCop. Sure, I thought it was an amazing/original concept, a robot cop instead of a cop who kills robots. Goofy dialogue and cheesy special effects are what I like best. Not to mention it had TWO sequels, a live action AND animated TV series, pretty much an entire franchise! Still, I’ve always just wanted more…
Don’t get me wrong, it was an incredible late 80s/early 90s success, but I just honestly wanted something more out of it (besides the additional RoboCop Halloween costume and lunch box, which I most certainly did have.) That was until I heard about what’s going on at the Highball this Friday…a LIVE action theatrical performance of RoboCop!
Just think what a DIY style theatre troupe (like the amazing folks from Old Murder House Theatre) will do to recreate 80’s style explosions, costumes, hairdos and action sequences LIVE ONSTAGE! I can only hope that it will involve fake blood (or ketchup) tin foil, water guns, and/or sparklers. No matter what happens, we’ll get to be in the same room as Bob Morton to see that there’s still some human left in him, even after he’s been turned into a cyborg crime fighter.
I’ve got a great feeling about this one, and I imagine that this show will be full of audience members saying things like “Whoa, I can’t believe they did that!” and “Oh yeah! I remember that!” aside from die hard RoboCop fans who won’t be able to help but smile to themselves, vigilantly celebrating as they get to be a part of this special experience.
ROBOCOP LIVE @ The Highball
Friday, June 24th at 11:30PM
$5 (Tickets here)
To get a glimpse of what kinds of shenanigans to expect, check out this video of Odd Murder House performing Back to the Future Live:
Alrighty, you’ve heard it all. Get your tickets here, and you’d best get yourself to the Highball. I’ve done all I can do to convince you to go to this. But for now, “I have to go. Some where there’s a crime happening.”