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October 22, 2019

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Point Break Live!” wipes out in Vegas

It didn’t take long for an interactive surfing satire to do a wipe out at the V Theater at Planet Hollywood.

A week after the spoof of the 1992 Keanu Reeves/Patrick Swayze 1992 film “Point Break” made its local debut, producers pulled the plug.

In a prepared statement, they said “Point Break Live!” has “temporarily postponed performances, effective immediately, as it searches for more intimate accommodations that will be more conducive to the full-immersion characteristics that the play requires.”

The play, torn from the pages of theater of the absurd, did well in cities across the country before bombing in the desert. It debuted in Seattle in 2003.

The spoof features a regular cast and a guest star chosen from the audience who reads the lines of Reeves (Johnny Utah in the movie) from cue cards.

Producer Eve Hars stated in his release, “The V Theater, although great for the purposes it usually serves, is not appropriate for an intimate and immersive punk rock theater experience like ‘Point Break Live!’ Distracting aesthetic issues, combined with unforeseen and irreparable audio and lighting issues, broke up the continuity and intimacy of the performance, thereby leading us to decide the V Theater was not fitting for ‘Point Break Live!’”

Reading between the lines: The show wasn’t filling the theater.

Ticket holders can receive a full credit for purchased tickets by either visiting the V Theater or by calling the box office at 260-7200.

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