It's no surprise that Matt Damon and Ben Affleck became movie stars after showing off their acting skills in Good Will Hunting. The shocker is that they also wrote the critically acclaimed screenplay. Unable to believe that claim, comedian Mindy Kaling and actress Brenda Withers created this hilarious comedy that explains the "true" origin of the Academy Award-winning screenplay. In this clever re-imagining of the events that led to the creation of the film, the screenplay for Good Will Hunting drops mysteriously from the heavens and the boys realize they're being tested by a higher power. This affectionate riff on the legendary bromance stars Lauren Robinson and Libby Schap as Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, and follows them over the course of one long Saturday in Somerville as they fight, reminisce and hallucinate a lot more than normal when confronted with the screenplay that will change their lives.
Produced by the LL Production Company, Matt & Ben is one wicked funny show that will make an audience feel like they’re right in the same living room as these young Boston boys (played by girls), and the first play put up at the Riot Theater.
Recommended for ages 13 and older.
Parking: The Riot does not have a dedicated parking lot. There is some street parking and then there is also the Forest Hills Parking lot a few blocks away by the court house and train station. See here for rates.