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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

007 James Bond in Ladykiller: Live -- Our Favorite Secret Agent Never Looked so, um, Silly

Posted By on Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 2:00 PM

Once inside the tiny theater with 007 James Bond in Ladykiller: Live stomping the boards in front of you, prepare for low-production-value guilty pleasure, emphasis on the pleasure - true of all Jim Fourniadis' productions, but especially true now, because: Bond! Featuring a cast of regulars from this madcap recap federation (many have appeared in stage adaptations of The Twilight Zone, the Batman TV show, and The Shining, just to name a few.), Ladykiller (opening Friday) claims to have everything: gypsy-wrestling, Pussy Galore, a ski chase, long guns.

But if you know how small the Dark Room stage is, you're already laughing, because you know you're about to see a hand or hands tossing "snow" at a "tuxedo"-clad Steffanos X. The online trailer (above) features a genuinely satisfying version of our favorite part of any Bond film: The silhouetted dancing babe. Why isn't there a "Bond Babe Style" dance class in this damn town? And why doesn't said babe get credit on YouTube? Such feminist analysis can't unsnarl the absurdity of Ladykiller; it's a guilty pleasure, remember? (Besides, the babe is probably one of the producers or something.)

007 James Bond in Ladykiller: Live continues Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. through March 26 at the Dark Room. Admission is $20.

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