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Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the theater...! The Neo-Futurists proudly present their seventh-annual series of staged readings of some of the most obscure, trashy, goofy, bizarre, cheesy, and all-around terrible film scripts of all time! These immensely popular one-night-only readings feature some of the best worst films ever made, brought to life on a shoestring budget by The Neo-Futurists and guest artists. June 26: Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) The Revelettes, Chicago's plucky all-female performance troupe devoted to the lost art of 1960s go-go dancing, present this classic summer smorgasbord of sanitized sex, surf, and skydiving, with numerous odd appearances by an aging Buster Keaton. July 3: Ring of Fear (1954) It Came From The Neo-Futurarium creator Rachel Claff directs this dangerous thriller about an escaped mental patient bent on revenge against the circus that drove him insane! Featuring the Clyde Beatty Circus as the Clyde Beatty Circus, pulp-noir author Mickey Spillane as pulp noir author Mickey Spillane, and ex-marine Jack Stang as ex-marine Jack Stang! July 10: Masters of the Universe (1987) What happens when He-Man, Skeletor, and the rest of the characters from the popular toy franchise bring their never-ending conflict to Earth? This swords-and-sorcery fantasy epic brings its preposterous brand of commercial combat to Southern California for One! Final! Battle! Directed by Dina Connolly, and starring Ryan Walters as Dolph Lundgren as He-Man. July 17: The Cross and the Switchblade (1970) In 1963, the streets of New York City are rife with gangs of young hoodlums, committing all manner of heinous crimes. David Wilkerson (played by wholesome pop singer Pat Boone), a rural Pennsylvania preacher, enters the ghetto and proceeds to take back the streets... using the unstoppable power of Jesus Christ! Directed with pious, jive-talkin' aplomb by Neo-Futurist Founding Director Greg Allen. July 24: Ninja III: The Domination (1984) A mysterious, relentless masked warrior kills a scientist, his entourage, and half of the local police department before being gunned down on a golf course... and then his soul possesses the body of a sexy aerobics instructor to continue his mission of murder! Floating swords, mysterious one-eyed martial artists, vaguely Asian mysticism, and the erotic properties of tomato juice combine into an action-packed kill-fest directed by Dana Dardai of Camenae Ensemble. July 31: Coyote Ugly (2000) A raucous coming-of-age story about Violet Sandford, a girl whose dreams of music stardom can only be realized at the infamous Coyote Ugly, where the drinks are on ice but the ladies tending bar are ON FIRE! Phil Ridarelli (Single White Female), presents a film guaranteed to bring out your inner Girl Gone Wild.

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Neo-Futurarium, Chicago