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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Performing Arts San Antonio to Stream Award-Winning Star Wars Parody Musical Wicket

Posted By on Wed, Jul 29, 2020 at 1:58 PM

click to enlarge The parody takes its name from the Ewok Wicket, played by Warwick Davis in The Return of the Jedi. - WALT DISNEY STUDIOS MOTION PICTURES
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  • The parody takes its name from the Ewok Wicket, played by Warwick Davis in The Return of the Jedi.
While a trip to the theater may now feel like a pastime from a galaxy far, far away, Performing Arts San Antonio is bringing its 2019 Star Wars parody musical Wicket to screens at home.

This weekend, PASA will stream a filmed performance of Wicket for ticket holders to watch, regardless of geographical location.



As the name insinuates, Wicket is a parody of Star Wars in the fashion that Wicked is to The Wizard of Oz, highlighting of one of the more precocious creations of the Star Wars universe: The Return of the Jedi's cuddly ewoks. The musical is described by PASA as "explor[ing] the love/hate relationship between creators and fans while calling [George] Lucas to task for the racism, sexism and maybe even sizism of the original Star Wars trilogy."

PASA's March 2019 production of the geeky comedy won a slew of local awards, including Best Musical at the Broadway World San Antonio regional awards.

Funds raised from the Wicket streamed performance will support the theater's recovery from cancellations caused by the pandemic as well as fund future events.

Streaming passes are currently on sale online at a discounted price of $5.

$5, Saturday, August 1 and Sunday, August 2, Vimeo, performingartssa.org.

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