The Da Vinci Code Receives a Much Needed Laugh

June 29, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment News

The Da Vinci Code Receives a Much Needed Laugh

In the midst of all The Da Vinci Code hysteria, a theatre group in Chicago has opted for the hysterical and put together what they deem to be “a much needed parody”.

Da Vinci Code 2: Electric Boogaloo is scheduled to open mid-August and run through mid-October in Chicago. This campy, witty and irreverent look at The Da Vinci Code pokes fun at The Da Vinci Code tale and those involved in creating and opposing both the book and the movie and does so in a way that both devout Christ followers and devout Da Vinci Code fans will find enjoyable, amusing and even a bit thought-provoking.

Matthew Moran, founder and Artistic Director of Only a Stranger Productions, encouraged his friend and award-winning playwright John Cosper to write a parody on The Da Vinci Code in response to the overwhelming rhetoric being dished out by both Da Vinci Code fans and opponents, alike.

“It’s time to laugh about it,” said Matthew Moran. “Controversy, although stirring and powerful, can often leave us more hurt than helped and more confused than informed. Whereas, laughter and love can break down barriers and bring healing. In Da Vinci Code 2: Electric Boogaloo we give people of every viewpoint an opportunity to join together for an evening of theatre where they can shake hands and laugh the night away. Even if you don’t know a thing about The Da Vinci Code you will still have a thoroughly enjoyable time!”

Only a Stranger Productions was founded as a way to approach important issues facing the religious world and provide a beacon of hope through entertaining and provocative theatre.

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MEDIA CONTACT: OAS Productions, , 312-566-0910.