Read the review in the Portland Mercury here. After six weeks of slaying late-night audiences, your favorite slain 80s character is now going prime-time, with 8 o’clock shows for the remainder of the run!
The beach babes are oiling their thighs, the Hampton harbormen are priming their speedboats, and two shmucky guys working in a Manhattan office building are about to embark on one of the sickest, darkest but totally radical misadventures ever to exist. The smash hit 2013 stage production of Weekend at Bernie’s is coming back, this time to the beating heart of Portland’s entertainment district in the red-hot new comedy theater The Siren.
The story of two bumbling guys who try to convince the world around them that their dead boss isn’t dead, Bernie’s features beach babes, mob bosses, boats, tropical frogs and fantastic 80s costumes. Running a sleek hour and 10 minutes, it’s a breakneck, whip-smart, silly and truly funny stage show.
If you loved the 1989 movie, you will adore this loving homage penned by some of the funniest comedy writers in town and performed by some of Portland's most seasoned comic actors. And if you thought the movie was stupid (which it kinda is) you'll still love this show. The original production met with rave reviews, including from the legendary theater critic Bob Hicks, who couldn't help but be charmed by the smartly crafted funscape that is Weekend at Bernie's Live.
So throw on a Hawaiian shirt, pound a few Mai Tais and get down to Chinatown for the must-see live comedy show of the summer.
After six weeks of slaying late-night audiences, your favorite slain 80s character is now going prime-time, with 8 o’clock shows for the remainder of the run!