Know Theatre Pays Tribute to 1990s Teen Sitcoms with 'Zack'

PJ is a surfer boy, Gina is a fashionista and they are thrilled when Zack, the hot-shit "prank-happy" new kid, invites them to hang. But when a prank goes too far, Gina and PJ must stop him before it's too late.

click to enlarge Know Theatre Pays Tribute to 1990s Teen Sitcoms with 'Zack'
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Whether you were a fan of the Miss Bliss or Mr. Belding years, or you think Zack Morris is trash, the Know Theatre is harnessing the nostalgia of the 1990s teen sitcom onstage with Zack, by Christian St. Croix. 

This pop culture satire is not directly related to Saved by the Bell, but it "lovingly skewers the popular tropes of the teen sitcom as it introduces us to the lives and loves of Gina and PJ, a Black girl and a Latino boy at an affluent, majority-white Southern California high school, and poses the question: whom does the bell save?"

PJ is a surfer boy, Gina is a fashionista and they are thrilled when Zack, the hot-shit "prank-happy" new kid, invites them to hang. But when a prank goes too far, Gina and PJ "race to stop him before it’s too late — and along the way, learn to see their peers, and themselves, with fresh eyes."

This online production is set in 1992 and covers everything from self-love and bigotry to bias, bullies and more. 

The show runs Nov. 20-Dec. 13. The first two weeks of Zack will be livestreamed from the Know Theatre mainstage, and the final two will be available as video on demand.

Tickets are $20, but you can pay $30 to support Know artists and employee with a living wage ticket. Rush tickets, if available, cost $10 — an hour before the show. And Wednesday performances are $5 in advance or free starting one hour before showtime.

Get more details and tickets at knowtheatre.com.

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