I Know You Are But What Am I?
Pee-wee Herman — aka Paul Reubens — will celebrate the 35th anniversary of the classic 1985 comedy Pee-wee's Big Adventure with a tour around the United States in 2020, including a stop at the Aztec Theatre in San Antonio on March 5.
Pee-wee’s Big Adventure 35th Anniversary Tour with Paul Reubens will include a special screening of the film, followed by stories about the making of the movie told by Reubens himself. Kicking off in Portland, Oregon, on February 14, the tour will go to 20 cities, including stops in Austin on March 6 and Dallas on March 8.
San Antonio, of course, plays a big part in the plot in the film, in which Pee-wee's search for his stolen bicycle takes him to the Alamo, among many other stops. The movie marked the feature film directorial debut of Tim Burton and the first major studio film for composer Danny Elfman, who would go on to work together in 16 films over the last three decades.
It also made Pee-wee Herman a household name, which Reubens would capitalize on by creating Pee-wee’s Playhouse for CBS, a series that would run for five years and earn 22 Emmy Awards. Despite a career that has included numerous other roles, Reubens remains best known for playing Pee-wee, a role he's revisited often, including in 1988's Big Top Pee-wee and 2016's Pee-wee's Big Holiday.
Tickets for the tour go on sale to the general public at 10 am December 13 at Ticketmaster.com. There will be three levels of VIP packages available, which include a ticket, a super secret gift, photo opportunity, and a signed print. For further details, visit peewee.com.