Highly popular “Plan 9
From Outer Space” returns to Columbia as it kicks off The Last Call Series at
Trustus Theatre is kicking off their Last Call Series with a fan-favorite in
Columbia: Plan 9 from Outer Space.
The show was adapted from Ed Wood’s B-movie science-fiction-horror flick by
local actor Shane Silman, who still serves as both director and cast member in
this production. Its last incarnation at Tapp’s was sold-out, and it is making
its way to the Thigpen Main Stage at Trustus Theatre on Friday September 14th,
Doors will open at 10:45pm after the run of Next To Normal, and the show will begin at 11:15pm. Tickets are
$15, and may only be purchased at the door.
Based on what has been described by several critics as "the worst film
ever made", Plan 9 from Outer Space
chronicles the attempts of an alien civilization to take over the Earth through
resurrection of the dead. The aliens' mission is to stop the governments of
Earth from developing "Solarmanite", the ultimate weapon that would
bring about the destruction of the universe. When the populations of Hollywood
and Washington DC witness flying saucers in the sky, they try their best to
defeat the alien foe. A Military
Colonel, a commercial pilot, his wife, and a Police Lieutenant along with a
trio of policewomen band together to stop the enemy from the stars. (The story
claims to have been based on "sworn testimony")
Since the first production, the show received a nomination for “Best Local
Production” by readers of the Free-Times. It has also gained some new actors
since that original sold-out run. Trustus managing director Larry Hembree reprises
his role as Bela Lugosi. Trustus company member Ellen Rodillo-Fowler plays
Officer Ellen. Nia Company Member Trinessa Dubas (All This Intimacy) also returns. Other faces from the Trustus stage
include Gerald Floyd (Almost an Evening),
Mandy Applegate (The Last 5 Years),
Rozlyn Stanley (Swing ’39), Shane
Silman (Almost an Evening), Jennifer
Stephens Hill, Chip Stubbs (Assassins),
and Catherine Hunsinger (Spring
Awakening). Other talents include Chad
Forrister, Jamar Goodwin, Lauren Campbell, Scott Means, Nick Dunn, Hardy
Childers, and local alterna-culture trendsetter Chris Bickel.
Plan 9 from Outer
Space returns on the Thigpen Main Stage on Friday, September 14th
at 11:15pm and runs through Saturday, September 29th, 2012. All
shows are on Fridays and Saturdays after the run of Next To Normal. Tickets are $15, and may be purchased at the door
only. Patrons will want to come early to ensure their seats.
Trustus Theatre is located at 520 Lady Street, behind the
Gervais St. Publix. Parking is
available on Lady St. and on Pulaski St. The Main Stage entrance is located on
the Publix side of the building.
For more information or reservations call the box office Tuesdays
through Saturdays 1-6 pm at 803-254-9732. Visit www.trustus.org for all
show information and season information.Release Prepared by: Chad HendersonWith 2D photos provided by: Rob Sprankle and Thomas Hammond3D conversion: Jason L. Liquori
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