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Speed: The Movie The Play

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"I saw this in a movie about a bus that had to speed around the city, keeping its speed over fifty, and if its speed dropped, it would explode! I think it was called 'The Bus That Couldn't Slow Down'."

If you haven't seen the 1994 action blockbuster starring Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock, you don't need much more than Homer Simpson's famous bit to understand the plot. A domestic terrorist rigs a bomb on a Los Angeles bus to activate once the bus hits fifty miles an hour. If the speeds drops below fifty, the bus explodes. If any passengers leave, the bus explodes. What do you do Keanu? WHAT DO YOU DO?

Roles like John Wick and his comic turn in Ali Wong's Always Be My Maybe have seen Keanu Reeves enjoy something of a comeback (Keanaissance?) lately, but true fans don't forget the classics. Speed was a commercial and critical success, earning $350 million at the box office and earning praise from industry heavyweights like Roger Ebert and Quentin Tarrantino. But most importantly, it's a lot of fun.

At Brisbane Comedy Festival, the fun is cranked up to eleven. Speed: The Movie The Play is a fast-paced live action entertainment that lovingly celebrates/mocks the action thriller, Keanu Reeves and 90s culture in general. Staged in situ, the action takes place on a vintage Volvo and is not wheelchair accessible, however, arrangements can be made for those with limited mobility by contacting the box office.
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When: From 27 February - 22 March 2020
Where: The Labyrinth, Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm
Cost: $35
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