Have a Blast with Summer Oven presented by Red Octopus Theater

Members of the cast rehearse “Free Yoga” a sketch for Red Octopus Theater’s upcoming Summer Oven sketch comedy show.

Members of the cast rehearse “Free Yoga” a sketch for Red Octopus Theater’s upcoming Summer Oven sketch comedy show.

Summer Oven, the new original sketch comedy show by Red Octopus Theater, will run August 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 at The PUBLIC Theater, located at 616 Center Street, in downtown Little Rock, AR.  Doors will open at 7:30PM and the show will start at 8:00PM.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for senior citizens, military and students and are available before the show. There are no online ticket sales or reservations. There will be refreshments available.  The show is recommended for mature audiences and child tickets are $567, plus a lock of hair.

August in Arkansas makes you want to kiss the person that invented air conditioning and drink your own weight in sweet tea.  Naturally, Summer Oven is about Arkansas’s oppressive summer heat and all the crazy it brings out in us.

Several new sketches planned for the stage include “Mr. Science”, the story of a local kids science show host who has reached his breaking point with baking soda volcanoes.  “An Apology for Hulk Hogan” where a wrestling fan tries to apologize to everyone Hulk Hogan has insulted.  “Free Yoga,” the sign says free, but what about your soul?  Also “Humid Hair, the newest beauty trend and “The Sweat Report”, Arkansas’s newest web weather forecast.

“We don’t want to remind you it’s hot, we want to make you laugh while you sweat,” said Jason Willey, Red Octopus Executive Producer.

The cast includes Sandy Baskin, Brian Chambers, Lesley Dancer, Drew Ellis, Michael Goodbar, Sam Grubb, Jeremiah Herman, Evan Tanner, and David Weatherly. Performances are open to all ages, but recommended for mature audiences because of adult language and situations, again, child tickets are $567 and a lock of hair.

Red Octopus Theater has been performing original, live sketch comedy in central Arkansas since 1991.

For more information please contact Red Octopus Theater at (501) 291-3896, or RedOctopusTheater@gmail.com. Red Octopus is also online at www.redoctopustheater.com.

NOSFERATU with a live original score is a highlight of Saturday’s Little Rock Picture Show

LRPS NosferatuAt 9:15pm tonight at the Studio Theatre the silent film classic Nosferatu will be shown.  It will be accompanied by a live original score by Mainline Divide.  While it is a highlight of today’s activities with the Little Rock Picture Show, it is by no means the only film or music event of the day!

Things get going this morning with Apt 3D (11am – Public Theatre), Jackrabbit (11:15 – Studio Theatre with filmmakers Carleton Ranney, Destin Douglas and Rebecca Rose Perkins in attendance), and Time Lapse (11:15 – Vino’s).

This afternoon features The Divine Tragedies (1:30 – Public Theatre), Filmmaker Panel (2pm – Studio Theatre), International Shorts Block 2 (2pm – Vino’s), Dude Bro Party Massacre III (3:30 – Studio Theatre with filmmakers Jon Salmon, Alec Owen and Kelsey Gunn in attendance), International Shorts Block 1 (3:45 – Public Theatre) and Arkansas Shorts Block 2 (4pm – Vino’s).

The documentary Backyard Blockbusters will be shown at Vino’s at 5:45pm, while at 6pm a Music Composing Panel with Rocky Gray will take place at the Public Theatre.  At 7pm, The Last Survivors will be shown at the Studio Theatre. The Music Videos Block will be shown at 7:30 at the Public Theatre.  At 8pm, Apothecary, Ozark Shaman and Amonkst the Trees will be at Vino’s.  Capsule will be at the Public Theatre at 9:30.  Booyah! Dad will take the stage at the Studio Theatre at 11pm.

The night will end as the new begins at midnight with the Deep Red 40th Anniversary Screening at the Public Theatre.

Eleven hours of film and music today at Little Rock Picture Show

LRPS Mad MaxThe Little Rock Picture Show starts at 2:15 this afternoon and goes until past midnight.  It offers films and live music at three different venues in downtown.

This afternoon’s films are Apt 3D (2:15 – Studio Theatre), International Shorts Block 3 (3:15 – Public Theatre), Aura (3:30 – Vino’s) and International Shorts Block 1 (3:45 – Studio Theatre).

At 5:15, evening activities kick off with The Divine Tragedies at the Public Theatre. Arkansas Shorts Block 1 starts at 6pm at Vino’s.  At 6:30, Time Lapse starts at the Studio Theatre, while at 7:45 Capsule starts at the Studio Theatre.  A live performance of Mothwind, Feeble and Sol Inertia starts at 8pm at Vino’s.

At 8:45 Jackrabbit will be shown at the Studio Theatre.  Filmmakers Carleton Ranney, Destin Douglas and Rebecca Rose Perkins will be in attendance.  Madman Morgan takes the stage at 10:15 at the Public Theatre.  Around the corner, The Road Warrior will start at 11:15 at the Studio Theatre.

The Little Rock Picture Show runs tonight through August 9

LRPS-Sponsors-Poster-1024x663The Little Rock Picture Show presented by Kismet Entertainment will be held August 6-9 and feature the very best in Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror films from all over the globe. The Opening Night film at the Ron Robinson Theater is Dude Bro Party Massacre III with special guests Alec Owen, Jon Salmon and Kelsey Gunn in attendance for a special opening night unlike any other.

Then the festival moves to the Studio Theater, the Public Theater and Vino’s Brewpub for the rest of the weekend for films and fun. Passholders will have special discounts at Vino’s for the weekend.

Special events include a FREE screening of Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, a live film score by Mainland Divide of the classic film Nosferatu, and panels and other events.

The festival will close out with a special double feature of Boo and Dog Soldiers both produced by Arkansas native David E. Allen.

FEATURES
Dude Bro Party Massacre III
The Last SurvivorsCapsule
Jackrabbit
Backyard Blockbusters
Aura
APT 3D
Time Lapse
The Divine Tragedies

SHORTS
Recoil
LiFi
Martian American
Sun Devil
Metamorphosis
Crash Course
Blackout
Emit
Sleepworking
Awakenings
The Peripheral
Separated
What’s Eating Dad?
Hadir and the Deepblack lullaby

ARKANSAS MADE
Twas the Night of the Krampus
Spectre-O-Scope
Sleep
Nightmare Asylum
Sassy & the Private Eye
Vampire-Killing Prostitute
Machined Infection
Immaculate
Elysian Equation
Little Brother
Silent But Deadly
The Town Where Nobody Lives
Rites
Firefly
War Dogs: The Bridge
Surrounded by Love
What Do You Do With a Red Right Hand?

Red Octopus back with KOCT-O News this weekend and next

Red Octopus Theater cast members Jason Willey, Sandy Baskin, David Weatherly and Krystal Berry are part of the KOCT-O 8 News Team in KOCT-O News!

Red Octopus Theater cast members Jason Willey, Sandy Baskin, David Weatherly and Krystal Berry are part of the KOCT-O 8 News Team in KOCT-O News!

KOCT-O News!, a new sketch comedy show by Red Octopus Theater, opened this week, continues tonight and plays next weekend August 14-16, 2014 at The PUBLIC Theatre, located at 616 Center Street, in downtown Little Rock, AR.  Doors will open at 7:30PM and the show will start at 8:00PM.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for senior citizens, military and students.  No reservations are accepted and there will be refreshments available.  The show is recommended for mature audiences.

Red Octopus Theater will take on politics, current events, social issues and entertainment (the important topic real people care about) in their end of summer original sketch comedy production, KOCT-O News!

News anchors Holly Newday (Sandy Baskin) and Brock Brockington (Jason Willey) will focus on local political mudslinging campaigns in “Now Who’s The One I Like?” as well as the 2016 Presidential race in, “If Only Hillary Wasn’t A Woman.”  Weather will be in the local forefront in “Maybe Ned Perme Is A God?” and local interest story “Is Hillcrest Better Than The Heights?” will be seen during the journalism themed comedy show.  In sports news, a recap of the World Cup comes in the form of “Soccer Players Are Really Pretty” and a special editorial concerning what the city limits of Little Rock should be, “Little Rock: Where Does It End?”

All will be rounded out when the news team at KOCT-O News, channel 8, talks about the pressing issues: Celebrities, Summer Blockbusters and the Clooney Report, live coverage of what George Clooney is doing currently, at this moment, now.

There may not be Peabodys or Regional Emmys adorning the set, but there will be “soft hitting news!”  Blazers, ties and sock puppet field reporters are in store for audiences in the newest sketch comedy show from Arkansas’s oldest comedy troupe.  So join Red Octopus Theater for KOCT-O News! and their coverage of all the important stuff you didn’t need to know.

The cast features Sandy Baskin, Krystal Berry, Alli Clark, Michael Goodbar, Brittany Sparkles, David Weatherly and Jason Willey with special correspondent, Luke Rowlan. Performances are open to all ages, but recommended for mature audiences because of adult language and situations.  No reservations are needed, first come, first sit.

For more information please contact Red Octopus Theater at (501) 291-3896, or RedOctopusTheater@gmail.com.

To contact The PUBLIC Theatre, call 374-PLAY.