“This play can be played without any age restriction. It will work if the chemistry between all the characters makes sense. Human behavior and betrayal applies to all of us. It exists within ourselves. You love somebody. Do you? What is love?”
So begins Tommy Wiseau’s first draft of what eventually became his landmark 2001 film THE ROOM. Co-star, line producer and former Wiseau roommate Greg Sestero (aka Mark) is coming to the Rio Theatre to present a live reading of this first edition of Tommy’s screenplay, which features settings, dialogue and plot devices that never made it on screen. If you’re a long-time Wiseau fan, this will be a rare glimpse into the original vision of one of the most iconic cinematic figures of the twenty-first century.
The live reading will feature a mix of local talent filling the roles as well as audience members selected that night, followed by a screening of THE ROOM and Greg’s new film DUDE BRO PARTY MASSACRE III (also starring Patton Oswalt.)
6:45 THE ROOM Live! Script reading
Tickets $13 advance / $15 at the door
9:30 DUDE BRO PARTY MASSACRE III
Tickets $10 advance/ $12 at the door
**See both for $20 advance / $25 door!
ADVANCED TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE HERE
**Groupons and passes OK for DUDE BRO PARTY MASSACRE only.
**All tickets 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service.
THE ROOM (Tommy Wiseau, 2001 / 99 mins) | Johnny is a successful banker who lives happily in a San Francisco townhouse with his fiancée, Lisa. One day, inexplicably, she gets bored of him and decides to seduce Johnny’s best friend, Mark. From there, nothing will be the same again.
DUDE BRO PARTY MASSACRE III (Tomm Jacobsen,
Michael Rousselet, Jon Salmon / 2015 / 91 mins) | In the wake of two back-to-back mass murders on Chico’s frat row, loner Brent Chirino must infiltrate the ranks of a popular fraternity to investigate his twin brother’s murder at the hands of the serial killer known as “Motherface.” Starring Patton Oswalt, Alec Owen, Greg Sestero.