So Fully Awesome: A John Hughes Tribute Play at the King King

— by Caroline on Crack

Don\'t You Forget About Us

Bender: Sporto, do you get along with your parents?
Andrew: Well, if I say yes I’m an idiot, right?
Bender: You’re an idiot anyway. But if you say you get along with your parents, well then you’re a liar, too.

–From The Breakfast Club

If you can recite every line of Weird Science word for word, tear up whenever you hear Simple Minds’ “Don’t You (Forget About Me),” or chuckle to yourself when you remember the parade scene in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, you’re a neo-maxi-zoom-dweebie, and you’ll be thrilled to hear this. The King King in Hollywood is presenting an original play as a tribute to John Hughes, the one adult who understood teenagers in the ’80s, and made movies about ’em. He launched the careers of Charlie Sheen, Eric Stolz, Matthew Broderick, John Cusack and the not-so-successful spinoff, the Brat Pack.

What’s in this tribute play? I’m not sure but apparently there will be live theater, interactive film clips and a 14-song medley. I wonder if that means there will be sing-alongs? Awesome! I LOVED Hughes’ movies growing up. Molly Ringwald was my fashion idol, Jake Ryan was my dream guy and I wished I had a friend like Ferris.

The sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, waistoids, dweebies, dickheads – they all adore it. They think it’s a righteous play.

_King King Hollywood
6555 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA
Info (323) 960-9234
Cross Street: Whitley

Doors open at 7:30pm
Performance every Sunday through November 20th
Cost $10 at door