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'Point Break Live' is saying 'vaya con Dios' after nearly a decade in LA

Point Break Live
Photograph: Courtesy Point Break Live

Our favorite—and maybe only—comedy show that comes with a poncho, a meatball sandwich and in-your-face encounters with half-naked beach bums is about to carve its last wave.

Point Break Live, the ludicrous lampoon of the 1991 Swayze-Reeves cult classic film, will wrap up its run in Los Angeles after nearly a decade. The live comedy show will let out its last Keanu "woah" on Saturday, June 25, at the Dragonfly in Hollywood.

If you've never made it out to the show before—which you absolutely should before it closes—here's the gist: One member of the crowd is chosen to play Keanu's role of Johnny Utah as the rest of the ensemble acts out a bonkers reimagining of Point Break. As an audience member, you might get roughed up in a bank robbery or splashed during a surf lesson. That's where the ponchos come in: you'll need them to shield yourself from the spray of water, fake blood and the Gary Busey stand-in's "Sears catalog juice."

Since its inception in 2007, the show has popped up everywhere from Big Bear to Bonnaroo, with long-term residencies in San Francisco and San Diego—those too will end in June. The show's producer Thomas Blake Jr. said that it was simply time to move on, but that the crew would be back with their "next epic stage show" sometime soon. In the interim, Blake is remounting Terminator Too, a similar style spoof of Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

Point Break Live takes place Saturdays at the Dragonfly until June 25. Tickets start at $30—poncho and meatball sandwich included.

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