February 03, 2012

Laser Rangers! The February Program

Date: February 11:
Time: Around 4:15 p.m., “fan time”
Place: David Sooby’s home theater with 51-inch Samsung HDTV, a 5.1 Surround Sound Dolby Digital sound system, a full set of audiophile-grade speakers, and brand new seating for about 15 people without crowding.
Food Theme:   (fresh, theater-style popcorn available throughout the evening) Items appropriate for the mood of the evening (be sure at least some of it is edible!)
Captain Laser: Tracy Majkol 
The Program: “Singing in the Brains”: Cannibal! The Musical and Repo! The Genetic Opera

Cannibal! The Musical 
Before dinner, view the first movie. This 1993 film is the brainchild of Trey Parker, who wrote, directed, and stars (as Alferd Packer) in the film. It derives at least some of its inspiration from the ill-fated Donner Party of pioneers, who got lost in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in 1846, and resorted to cannibalism to survive.

In this movie “the sole survivor of an ill-fated mining expedition tells how his taste for gold was replaced by that of human flesh,” according to the IMDB website.

Watch the trailer . . . if you dare!

Repo! The Genetic Opera
After supper, step from the past into a frightening future. 

Created in 2008 and first shown in a flurry of international film festivals, this movie features more than one person you’ve heard of, and voices worth respecting. Stars include Alexa Vega, Paul Sorvino, Anthony Head, Sarah Brightman, and Paris Hilton at what must have been the apex of her acting career.

The IMDB synopsis: “A worldwide epidemic encourages a biotech company to launch an organ-financing program similar in nature to a standard car loan. The repossession clause is a killer, however.”

There's an available trailer for this one, too.

More information can be found at the Laser Rangers website. If you need directions to the program location, use the information inside the proscenium arch:

PHOTO Credits:
The poster images for the two movies are from the IMDB website: Look here for  Cannibal! Look here for Repo! The movie screen frame image used for the Laser Rangers contact information is courtesy of Psychology Today Online.

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