Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Saga Continues: After the Auditions, See Star Wars in 60 Minutes or Less

Posted By on Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 9:01 AM

Ever ones to smell opportunity, even with all that coffee around, Bongo Java After Hours has the perfect way to unwind after a long day of air-lightsabering and saying, "It's a trap!", or, "Hmm, whatever you're calling The Force in this picture is strong in this one."

After Sunday's Star Wars: Episode VII open casting call — ring a bell? — the theater loft upstairs at Bongo Java's Belmont headquarters is hosting Star Wars in 60 Minutes or Less, a Louisville troupe of five that performs the entire original trilogy faster than it takes Han Solo to do the Kessel Run. Some cast members were coming to audition anyway, so what the hey?

Expect frantic set changes, cheapo props, fly-by-night special effects, rapid-fire dialogue-swapping and role-changing, and a chance to pelt the ensemble with pretend meteors. Tickets are $10 at the door, and show time is 7 p.m. Full information below.

Star Wars In 60 Minutes or Less

Sunday, November 24th at 7 p.m.

Star Wars parody show comes to Nashville to celebrate the Episode 7 auditions
Star Wars in 60 Minutes or Less invades Bongo After Hours Theatre

Nashville, TN — Star Wars In 60 Minutes or Less is making its Nashville debut at Bongo After Hours Theatre on Sunday, November 24th at 7 p.m. The show is a celebration and parody of everyone’s favorite, original space trilogy. Using only five actors and low-budget props, the cast runs through the story of Luke, Leia, Han and Vader in less than 60 minutes.

This Nashville appearance was a last minute idea of the cast to celebrate the Star Wars auditions being held that day in Nashville. “Two of our actors were going down to audition and we thought ‘We should perform our show that night!’” explains J.P. Lebangood, a cast member. “Amazingly, the great folks at Bongo After Hours Theatremade our lack of impulse control a reality.”

Star Wars in 60 Minutes or Less is fast-paced, combining scripted and improvised comedy with audience participation. The show has been running for close to three years, playing to full capacity audiences in Louisville and conventions such as Fandom Fest, while garnering great reviews, including a devoted fan in Timothy Zahn, the Hugo Award winning author of the Star Wars Extended Universe Thrawn Trilogy.


Bongo After Hours Theatre. Nashville’s most intimate venue at 2007 Belmont Blvd. Nashville, TN 37212. The space has featured nationally-known musicians such as Steve Earle as well as theater, comedy and dance shows. You can visit them online at

About Star Wars in 60 Minutes or Less. Information about the show can found at or view the trailer at

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