NewsFantastic review of the UMPO HOME ALONE at Rockwell Table & Stage by ON STAGE & SCREEN
| December 5, 2017
The popular Unauthorized Musical Parody Of (UMPO) series has another holiday-themed hit at Rockwell Table & Stage with their take on Home Alone, which is returning for its second year. In a refreshingly female-driven take on a movie that definitely does not pass the Bechdel test, this parody pokes fun at the blatant white privilege of the McCallister family and combines Christmas music with pop hits, resulting in an undeniably fun evening.
Home Alone was released in 1990 and, of course, tells the story of Kevin McCallister, a precocious eight-year-old boy who is accidentally left behind at his home outside Chicago when his large family flies to Paris for Christmas. While he initially relishes the unexpected freedom, things take a turn when he must defend his home against some opportunistic burglars known as the Wet Bandits.
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