Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Keefee's House of Cards - Printer's Devil Theater

April 30 - May 28, 2010
Printer's Devil Theater @ The Rendezvous Jewelbox Theater
Tickets and Information

Note: No one under 21 admitted to the Jewelbox Theater.

Come for a drink and a laugh and enjoy Keefee’s House of Cards, a spontaneous and interactive blackjack showcase of hysterics, staring Stephen Hando and directed by Jennifer Jasper. Visit the Jewel box Theatre at Rendezvous in Belltown and be transported to Shenanigans Casino in Las Vegas. Shenanigans hutlike Irish Casino may be far from the Las Vegas strip but it’s the perfect place for a night out with Keefee. Enjoy the vegas experience as waitress bring you food and drinks to any seat in the house. And never fear, the refills keep coming – even if you’re on stage.

Stephen Hando as Keefee. Photo by Kelly O.

In this one man show, Keefee (Stephen Hando) plays a sassy and spunky blackjack dealer who enjoys himself, a little booze, and the company of others. Hando is flashy and mouthy as Keefee, the loveable dealer with a heart of gold. Four people are invited from the audience to Keefee’s table, where they then become part of the show. No real money is exchanged – its just for fun. And even if you have never played blackjack before, Keefee explains as you go. Not only does Keefee inform the audience, he says all the things you wish that you could say at a table but never do. But he may put you on hold while one of his wacky friends rings his cell.

Hando and Jasper set out to create a unique alternative theatre experience where you don’t just view the show, you feel like you’re part of it. The production in itself is very much like a blackjack game. The cards are always different, but the house is always the same. Even though it plays in the same venue every night, it is a different show because of the people in the seats and the cards on the table.

Guest Reviewer: Jessie Portlock

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