The (non) Drinking Game goes “Back to the Future”

It’s a movie. It’s theatre. It’s a game. Say hello to our little friend, The Drinking Game.

Get ready NoHo. Classic movies–shaken, not stirred, and with a twist. It’s a cross between your favorite 80’s flick, a drinking game with friends, a live stage reading and a midnight showing of Rocky Horror! Up next on Thursday, July 28 at 7PM is The (non) Drinking Game doing their take on the classic film “Back to the Future.” The (non) Drinking Game is the next event at Experience NoHo Plaza 2016 – NoHo’s FREE summer entertainment series. So come on out and “watch” the newest version of “Back to the Future!”

The Drinking Game "Back to the Future" at NoHo Plaza


NoHo Plaza Located between 5223 & 5225 Lankershim Blvd.


The (non) Drinking Game
Thursday, July 28 at 7PM

Every Thursday
June 16 – August 25
Shows are from 7-8:15PM


FREE to the public

So what is the Drinking Game?

“A Drinking Game” is a live stage reading, with comedic actors reading and riffing the script, while both actors and audience drink when favorite buzzwords occur. And when someone on stage says a name, the actor playing that character has to drink.

The creators are Natalie, Tara, and Brett.

Who came up with the idea?

Natalie and Tara were in the dressing room of the Next Stage theater, listening to a staged reading of a horrible play. One of them said to the other, “This is horrible.” “You know what would make this better?” And they both said “if they were drinking.” They called Brett with the idea to work with them develop it as an interactive show. They launched a month later, and have been going strong ever since!


How will it be done at NoHo Plaza?

Well…since we can’t have alcohol outside, we are planning a slightly watered down show. You will still hear and see actors recreate your favorite movie moments live on stage but the bell that normally cues audience members to drink will be getting the night off. When someone on stage says a name, the actor playing that character has to drink *something*. Maybe a milkshake? The occasional brain freeze might be funny.

Why did you pick “Back to the Future” for the NoHo Plaza event?

It’s a great show, everyone knows it, and people love a classic! Also, It was the second one we did and it’s near and dear to our hearts.

What’s your favorite movie to do? Are there any crowd favorites?

We can’t play favorites, but it’s probably the Princess Bride. Or Clue. Or Ghostbusters? Maybe the Goonies…Sorry, what was the question?


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