Move Over, Shakespeare: Portland Has 'Star Trek' in the Park [VIDEO]
Beam Us Up, Scotty!
If enjoying the works of Big Willy Shakespeare -- that's what his friends called him, we're sure -- in the sweltering summer heat isn't quite your thing, perhaps you need to boldly go to Portland, Oregon, where they've replaced Shakespeare with Captain Kirk.
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It's Star Trek in the Park, an annual summer event in Portland, where local actors perform fan-favorite moments from the original 1966-69 TV series. (Thanks to MSN for the heads up to this most cool of pop culture adaptations).
This summer's storyline: "Journey to Babel," the episode in which we meet Spock's parents for the first time, while the Enterprise crew deals with an assassin as they transport some big muckety-mucks to a peace conference.
Star Trek in the Park is the work of a Portland theater company called Atomic Arts, which was founded in 2009 by siblings Amy and Adam Rosko. Atomic Arts launched with the first installment of Trek in the Park, and have been performing Trek every summer since.
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This year's performances happen every weekend through Aug. 26 in Portland's Cathedral Park, and, best of all, they're free.
If you, like us, aren't in Portland, but want to experience a little bit of Trek in the Park, check out the CBS Sunday Morning feature on the performances in the video below.
And quick question: Anyone wanna join us in launching our own theater company to perform Seinfeld in the Park?