Love Isn't Real And We All Die Alone

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Big Benshi is back and this time we are turning the tide on Overboard.

It’s spring. Flowers are blooming. Love is in the air. And BooTown is all like: “fuck that.”

Houston’s left-of-the-dial theater company presents Love Isn’t Real and We All Die Alone, the latest installment of its Benshi performances. In Japan, Benshi performers memorize Western movies and then interpret the story for an Eastern audience as the film screens. BooTown borrows this idea, but rearranges a film’s plot and has actors provide new dialogue.

For Love Isn’t Real and We All Die Alone, BooTown is capsizing Overboard, everyone’s favorite 80s Stockholm-love-story starring Goldie Hawn as a wealthy diva who is kidnapped and forced into playing housewife for a disgruntled carpenter (Kurt Russell). In BooTown’s version Hawn and Russel’s characters start out as happily married, but things start to take … a dive, if you will. (You love us.)

“Our version is basically the movie told backwards and with a tragic ending,” said BooTown’s co-artistic director Emily Hynds, who is also directing Love Isn’t Real and We All Die Alone.

The remixed flick explores ideas of love, loyalty, trust, and betrayal – just in time for summer!

Love Isn’t Real and We All Die Alone features a crew of favorites from past Benshi and Neo Benshi performances including BooTown co-artistic director Lindsay Burleson, Antoine Culbreath, Conner Clifton, and Dusti Rhodes with a live soundtrack provided by Joe Folladori. Love Isn't Real and We All Die Alone is edited by BooTown's magical video wizard, Austin Havican.

Love Isn’t Real and We All Die Alone premieres 8 p.m. Thursday, May 12. Admission is pay-what-you-can with a suggested donation of $10. For more information, please visit

Thursday May 12, 8pm
Grand Prize Bar
(this show is also Emily's bday party, what what)

Saturday May 14, 8pm
College Park Memorial Cemetery
3525 West Dallas Street
BYOB / BYOCHAIR / BYOBLANKET (you get the idea)

Saturday May 21, 10pm
BETA Theater

Tuesday May 24, 8:30pm
The Continental Club, Houston, TX
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