Shakespeare influences so much, from most of Dickens' book titles referencing his plays, to Romeo Crennel being to die for. And now Willie's influencing the world's greatest movie in which a ferret is routinely mistaken for a marmot: Two Gentlemen of Lebowski.
Two Gents is a 90-minute stageshow of Adam Bertocci's viral 'Speared Lebowski script (the only live version OK'd by the Coens), which translates the tale into Elizabethan English (eg, "Dude" = "Knave"), puts people in tights, and decks the stage with a giant jalopy, an aerial bowling lane, and a puppet threesome so hot it'd make Jackie Treehorn blush, right before he drugged you. Some highlights:
The "I'm The Dude" Scene: "Let me not to the marriage of false impressions deny impediments. I am not Master Lebowski; thou art Master Lebowski. I am the Knave, called the Knave. Or His Knaveness, or mayhap Knaver, or mayhap El Knaverino, in the manner of the Spaniard, if brevity be not in thy soul nor wit".
Nobody Fs With Joshua Quince (The Jesus): "That combustible Walter, o'ercome with rage did shed good sense, and raise his sword in play. I fear not such jade's tricks, an seeing ill, would snatch the burden from the jealous knight and pierce his gizzard with the wrongful steel, points up, as said of Coriolanus. No man misdeals with Joshua Quince, by Jesu".
Walter Eulogizes Donny: "Thy wisdom, Lord, Thou didst take him, as Thou took so many bright flowering young men, i' the jungles of the Orient. These young men gave their lives, and Donald too; Donald who loved to play at ninepins".
There'll also be a live cellist performing over looped basslines, a rolling tapestry of 20 artworks provided by ATL's R. Land between scenes, and as a special touch, before, during, and after the show The Knave will smoke faux weed -- although not the real stuff, a filthy habit, although it's got nothing on the taming of the chew.