“I want us all to remember how fucking awesome it was to see Jurassic Park for the first time,” director Donna Sellinger recalls producer Jared Paolini saying when they were planning Wham City’s theater production of Jurassic Park. But how can this little company possibly re-create stage versions of immense and scary dinosaurs? “Maybe with a fucked-up dance and some strobe lights,” she says. What Wham City lacks in Spielberg-size cash, they more than make up for through their passion for this movie: They’ve constructed a T. rex, a dilophosaur, a brontosaurus, a velociraptor (which the actors will be wearing), cardboard jeeps and palm trees, and paper Doritos. Sellinger adds that this script fleshes out the sexual undertones that existed in the movie . . . so maybe in this version Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum will let their lizard brains take over?It's going to be so camp, I could squee!
At 9:30, The Market Hotel, 957 Broadway, Brooklyn
And Thursday is already reserved for a "mutlimedia presentation" of Forgotten Greenpoint at The Word. I'll never forget this place, which has been torn down and made condo; when I was a wee chick I thought you could go through the front door and enter China if you exited through the side. What China and Polish food have in common, I have no idea. Such is a child's imagination.