Beloved 80s television series “Mystery Science Theater 3000” is returning to the stage for a 30th anniversary tour — which includes two shows at the Athenaeum Theatre on Nov. 16.
For the first time in 25 years, creator and original host Joel Hodgson will be back in the red jumpsuit as “Joel Robinson” — a janitor trapped against his will by two mad scientists on the “Satellite of Love,” forced to watch a series of B movies as a part of the scientists’ plot to take over the world.
Hodgson will appear alongside host of the new MST3K Netflix series, Jonah Ray and their robot sidekicks, bringing all new sketches to audiences across 42 performances in 29 cities.
“The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live 30th Anniversary Tour” consists of two separate shows, taking place at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Each requires its own admission, so fans who want to see both shows will need to purchase two tickets. The programs are set to include all the gags typically expected from an MST3K experience: a cheesy B-movie, hilarious improv, wisecracking robots and more. Show number one is “The Brain,” a Canadian science fiction suburban nightmare, while show number two is dubbed “Deathstalker,” a fun sword and sandal epic with a horrible monster.
Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through axs.com and the venue’s box office.