Pee-Wee Herman to Return to the Stage!
Paul Reubens, thank you for making me the person I am today. Back in the late 80s, my parents didn’t need to hire a babysitter to go out for a night on the town, they could just pop in a VHS of a few episodes of Pee-Wee’s Playhouse and I’d be glued to the television set for hours. When I was a little older, I was allowed to watch Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (I had the Large Marge nightmares to prove it).
Imagine my surprise when I read this today:
“It’s time. My Pee-wee suit and red bow tie are at the ready – and this is proof that white shoes are cool past Labor Day.”
Yes, fellow readers, Paul Reubens is bringing the Pee-Wee Herman character back, this time for a brief stage show. This is not Reubens’ first foray into theatrical performance. Before his Playhouse days, he was the star of The Pee-Wee Herman Show, a raunchy stage show that would later be toned down for a children’s show. Paul Reubens was also a member of well-respected improvisational troupe The Groundlings, where he initially developed the popular character.
The stage show is set to begin on November 8th at The Music Box at the Henry Fonda Theater in Hollywood, California and will run for 17 performances. This may very well be Reubens’ last outing in the gray suit, so get tickets if you can!
Tickets can be purchased starting tomorrow morning at Ticketmaster.