Plan 9 from Outer Space AND Night of the Living Dead
by Temple Civic Theatre
Sep. 16 - Sep. 17
The stage adaptation of Ed Wood's Plan 9 From Outer Space, considered by many to be the worst movie ever made! Packing B-Movie thrills into 65 hair-raising minutes, the story goes something like this: Visiting space soldiers use a magic-electro-space-ray-gun to resurrect a recently deceased (and perfectly ghoulish) human couple, putting ‘Plan 9’ into action. The aliens must stop mankind from developing ‘Solaramite,’ a substance that could set off a chain reaction of cosmic explosions that would destroy the entire universe. With ‘Plan 9’ activated, the space aliens step up the action. Flying saucers invade! Hollywood reacts! The Pentagon responds! Even Colonel Sanders tries to stop the aliens and, well, this was absolutely the worst movie ever made.
Run! Hide! Lock the doors! After a NASA probe contaminated with mysterious radiation crashes to Earth, the recently deceased begin to rise again, and boy are they hungry! They may be out to eat the living, but these walking dead are rampant with wit and sarcasm—certainly a breed above your garden-variety carnivores. Based on the cult classic film, Night of the Living Dead, by George A. Romero, this zombie-thon is a delightfully skewed send-up of one of the most beloved science fiction genres of all time. Fast-paced and packed with contagious humor, you’ll laugh yourself to death over these horrifically and hysterically misunderstood flesh-eating monsters.
Auditions for our first Spotlight Production of the year, Creature Features, will be held September 16 and 17 at 7 pm.
Plan 9 from Outer Space and Night of the Living Dead will be performed October 26 and 27. Each night will have two performances; one at 7:30 and one at 10.
Jonathan Robinson will direct.