Hey Monster, Hands Off My City!
A film adaptation of Michael Meehans one-man play (Fringe Festival 2011). A monster/detective comedy with social commentary on corporate greed, civic malfeasance and the evil of meter maids. (Heavily featuring the fine city of San Francisco, its local comedic treasures, and other family members.)
Mauled dead bodies are turning up in San Francisco and SFPD homicide detectives Steel and Steele pursue a confounding trail of leads. Enter the monster, an over-the-hill predator long past his prime, who befriends a well-meaning Boy Scout in pursuit of his scat badge. The monster laments being overshadowed by more nefarious modern day foes, including a shadowy corporation that is unleashing a dangerous new drink on the streets. Meanwhile, a lone, mute mystery man arrives on a unicycle hunting the monster in search of vengeance.
The monster is scavenging on the dead bodies killed by drinkers of the crazy cola. The detectives follow a false lead to the unicycle hunter, who has tracked the monster to a crime scene. When the detectives ultimately uncover the true killer, crazy cola drinkers (suffering from adverse side effects), their investigation is quashed by the Mayor and the Chief, who have been bought off by corporate executives.
Reed the prophet attempts to warn of the real culprits, but only the Boy Scout is listening. Milton Ochoa, local philosopher and poet, ignites public outrage over his past as a South American death squad commandant, while inadvertently revealing the vulnerable side of Detective Steel. Gweeb Simpson and Mr. Paranoid report on the terror that is slowly engulfing the city. With no time to spare, the Boy Scout, monster, detectives and unicycle hunter collide toward the storys inevitable conclusion.
4-Star Theatre (View)
2200 Clement St.
San Francisco, CA 94121
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!