BooTown presents My Last Action Feeling


Local performance company BooTown brings back the film Last Action Hero for My Last Action Feeling, the fifth incarnation of the group's Benshi-style performance. In Japan, Benshi performers memorize Western movies and then reinterpret the story for an Eastern audience. Burleson and company mix things up by turning the kitschy action flick into something completely different. This version has all the blood, guts and comedy of the original with a few more feelings and a pint sized therapist — and a completely different story arch.

To make things even more interesting, Burleson and video editor Austin Havican are trying something new and adding outside material from Japanese commercials Arnold Schwarzenegger did around the time the film was released.

Assisting Burleson will be a cast of voices including anime voice genius Andrew Love, Benshi second timer Matt Benton and BooTown's co-artistic director Emily Hynds. Houston musician Joe Mathlete, who has worked with the Catastrophic Theatre, will write and perform an original score for the performance.

My Last Action Feeling will be performed at the following venues:

  • The Summit (3536 Navigation) on March 14-15
  • The Orange Show (2402 Munger) on March 22
  • Rudyard's British Pub (2010 Waugh) on March 25, 27 and 29

The performance at The Orange Show will also feature a set by Hearts of Animals and free beer from Saint Arnold Brewing Co.



Various Locations
Houston, TX


$10 suggested donation.
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