I’ll remember it as the first movie I was allowed to see alone in the theatre with my friends, but most people know it as the vehicle that launched Macaulay Culkin’s career and became an instant Christmas classic: Home Alone, the 1990 John Hughes film about a little boy left to fend himself from a pair of wacky invaders after his parents accidentally head out on vacation without him. Well, I hope you’re sitting down because this film cannon will be given the live theatre treatment at Vancouver’s very own Little Mountain studios on Thursday, December 13th.
Yes, our city’s prestigious theatre collective, Main Street Theatre, is behind what is bound to be an eventful night. The same team that brought you acclaimed performances of Samuel Beckett’s Endgame and David Mamet’s American Buffalo are behind what is bound to be a memorable, if not a wee zany, evening. Local thespians such as Ryan Beil, who’s currently doing a one-man show of David Sedaris’ Santaland, and Kayvon Kelly, who’s a main player at Bard on the Beach, will be bringing this family classic to life. Relive all those memorable moments like the part where the burglar gets hit in the face with the paint can, or slips on the marbles – except live, in front of your eyes, with classically trained actors!
The show starts at 9:30 p.m. and there will be festive holiday drinks available. The fact that this is happening makes me so excited, I want to hold my hands up to my face in that pose that Culkin made iconic. Ahhhh!
Thursday, December 13th, 2012
Little Mountain Gallery
Doors at 9 p.m., live reading at 9:30 p.m.
195 East 26th Ave.
Admission by donation