By Derek Munyon
Arts & Entertainment Editor
If you’ve been alive for the past seven years, you’ve probably seen AMC’s addicting meth hit “Breaking Bad.” If you’re like me, you’ve probably wondered why you couldn’t watch all 62 episodes condensed into an hour with every character played by one man. Thanks to Los Angeles actor Miles Allen, now we can.
“One Man Breaking Bad” is the name of the parody, which will be in Omaha on Oct. 22 and 23 at the Holland Performing Arts Center. Allen plays all of the classic characters from the show, male or female.
If you don’t happen to know about or remember “Breaking Bad,” it tells the story of High School chemistry teacher Walter White, who is played by Bryan Cranston, who learns that he has cancer. In order to help his family pay for medical bills and to assist them financially when he’s gone, he takes up making methamphetamine with his former student Jesse Pinkman (played by actor Aaron Paul).
Allen has been praised for his accurate portrayals of the characters. One character that Allen does that has not gone over so well, however, is Walt Jr., who is the son of the show’s lead and has cerebral palsy. Many critics found the portrayal a bit insensitive. Allen has stated in interviews, however, that he thought it would be unfair to leave out a major character just because of his handicap.
Regardless, “One Man Breaking Bad” is sure to be a fun time, so buy your tickets now before they’re all gone