On Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 6:00-10:00 p.m., the San Antonio Film Festival will be hosting a fundraising mixer featuring a special sneak preview of Spinning the Sauce, a new comedy web series shot and produced in San Antonio. The event will take place at the Radius Center. The event will benefit SAFILM.
Created by Erik Mauck and Scott Bate, it tells the story of Denny Perlman (Bate), a former child star who crashed and burned in Los Angeles in the ’80s and ’90s. He has returned to San Antonio to teach his method of acting, known as “The Sauce,” all while battling some personal demons.
Bate enlisted some of his Alamo City theater comrades to play students and other characters. including Chris Champlin, Florence Bunten, Sherrie Shirkey, Bill Schiller, Theresa Bishop and Lynn Utley. Some non-actors were also brought in and did some amazing work.
Mauck uses an improv style in his directorial approach. He sets the scene and the characters and then lets the players loose. The results are quirky and unexpected.
The debut season will be released on Vimeo later, but you have the opportunity to see it first this coming Tuesday. The creators and some of the cast members will be in attendance.
Admission is $10, and complimentary drinks and hors d’ouevres will be served.
Tuesday, Feb. 18
6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
106 Auditorium Circle, #120
Feature photo (l-r): Robert Jerdee and Scott Bate.