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As If! Like, a Performance, duh!
Engine Works
San Francisco, CA
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Like, DUH! You snooze you loose! BUT, come out to the space the night of the show. we will have 5 tickets on reserve each night for 1st come 1st serve fans! 20 bones at the door!


As If! Like, a Performance, duh!
AS IF: Like, a performance, duh! is a play in four acts, taking inspiration from the film Clueless while constructing a new space for it to thrive in. We create an all-encompassing environment that moves the audience not just through the story but through the experience of adolescence: re-living the excitement and fear of walking down the school hallways, going to the parties, figuring out who we were and who we wanted to be, and like, picking out what to wear in the morning!

"At least I wouldn't skin a collie to make my backpack." - Dionne

In 1995, the film Clueless premiered to rave reviews, not just for its stellar cast, monster soundtrack and dope outfits, but also because of its totally classic story. We weren't just watching a barbie doll dress up, we were watching something we all knew to be universal: the confusion and anxiety of being a teenager. We watched it over, and over, and over; we bought the outfits and the soundtrack; we grew our hair out and made our own fuzzy pens; we quoted it, we lived it.

"I know what you're thinking, is this like a Noxema commercial or WHAT?" - Cher

While staying true to the colorful visual language of the film, AS IF turns up the volume, building a hyper-stylized, neon-fuzzy, MTV-fried, dream-scape for our audience. The performance invites audience members to sing-a-long and quote-a-long, wear themed attire, attend the val-party, take notes with their fuzzy pens and more!

"Looks like we're making a cameo at the val-party!" - Cher

It was shocking to see kids wandering the halls with cell-phones, editing their wardrobe on home computers and owning their own loqued-out Jeep in '95, but today, it's common place. Now we have video-phones, closet blogs and push button cars: interactive media is as pervasive as bottled water. AS IF showcases this early digital age in conjunction with new technologies, creating a hyper-reality out of this influential commentary on the modern teenage experience. Audience members can expect live and playable media that will thrust them into a created memory of past and present.

"Yeah. Hope not sporadically." - Tai

In a generation of such pause-able and download-able entertainment, the anticipation for a live production has never been so palpable. This is an exciting project that serves as the perfect bait to interact on an alternative, visceral level with its audience.

"I'm the captain of the Pismo Beach Disaster Relief!" - Cher



Engine Works
190 Capp Street @ 17th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States

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Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Arts > Visual

Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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