Why, Johnny?

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WILLIAMSBURG Oftentimes, when a movie is brought to the stage, it’s because the film is a cinematic masterpiece that could only benefit from the prestige of the theater. Monday night’s performance at Public Assembly is not one of those times. The 2003 film The Room, written by, produced by, directed by, and starring Tommy Wiseau, has been called “the Citizen Kane of bad movies,” inspiring midnight screenings with spoon-throwing and catcalls; the stage adaptation, based on the original script and featuring local actors and comedians, aims to bring the cult magic of the film to the realm of Shakespeare and Beckett.

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