007 James Bond in Ladykiller: Live On Stage in San Francisco

When Ladykiller: Live debuts in March, The Dark Room Theater can put another impressive notch in its gigantic cultural icon belt. Agent 007, aka James Bond, joins the ranks of Batman, Luke Skywalker, Zippy, Groucho, Frankenstein, Rod, and God, all of whom have appeared on the diminutive stage of San Francisco’s best dive theater at one time or another. God “appeared” as a disembodied voice, technically speaking, but you take what you can get.

The Dark Room specializes in transposing works of cinema, television and sometimes literature, into nearly-no-budget small-surface-area live theater. Ingenuity is their secret weapon (from staging to costume to sound effects). And surprise. And an almost fanatical devotion to the comic muse (that’s Thalia, if you’re keeping score at home).

007 in his oddest assignment yet…

We here at The Dark Room have created an all-new Bond adventure, one that Sir Ian Fleming himself could not write—mostly because he’s been dead for decades.

See: James Bond wrestle with gypsies!
Travel: To exotic locations, and even ski!
All: On our tiny stage!

Ladykiller: Live plays every Friday and Saturday in March at 8pm at The Dark Room’s well-disclosed Mission District location. Tickets are on sale now.

In the video trailer, Bond, played by Steffanos X (lead singer of the Tom Jonesing tribute band), croons the original tune “More than a Man” composed by playwright/director Jim Fourniadis.


Actor, nerd, poet, producer, writer mikl-em made his name short so you wouldn't have to. In addition to his blog you can find his writing in "Hi Fructose" magazine and witness him almost life-sized in various plays at The Dark Room Theater in SF's Mission district.

He tends to write about theater, humor, San Francisco culture and history, and stuff that's just plain weird. He thanks Scott for sharing the keys to the Laughing Squid virtual HQ and promises to uphold whatever it is that the mirthful cephalopod would prefer to be uplifted.