Doing ‘Shakespeare in the Park’ during the summer is so passé. This year Star Trek is all the rage, and so the Atomic Arts’ theater company in Oregon is holding "Trek in the Park." During the next two weekends you can see a live version of "Amok Time" in Portland, Oregon. [UPDATE: and Wrath of Khan being performed tonight in Kansas City]
Amok Time Live
For their first performance, the Atomic Theater Company chose the classic Star Trek episode "Amok Time". This is not a parody, but is a straight recreation of the episode. The theater company actually had a budget of $1000 and built set components for both the bridge of the Enterprise as well as planet Vulcan.
Trek in the Park: Amok Time will be performed each weekend in July at the Woodlawn Park Amphitheater at 5PM (July 18-19 & July 25-26). Admission is Free.
The "Trek in the Park" event was previewed by OregonLive, which has this video from dress rehearsal.
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TrekMovie reader Will A Maier tweeted us about a performance done over last weekend (in the rain), including sending in an image from his cameraphone.
UPDATE: TWOK Reading in Kansas City Tonight
Star Trek novelist Kevin Dilmore tweets us that there is a dramatic reading of Star Trek: II The Wrath of Khan in Kansas City MO tonight at the Westport Flea Market. Here is the flyer.