VINCENTENNIAL: Dr. Phibes Stage Play Opens Friday the 13th!
Celebrate Vincentennial , the Vincent Price 100th Birthday Celebration, with a stage presentation of one of his classics: THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES – in 3D! St. Louis Shakespeare’s Magic Smoking Monkey Theatre has based their new play on the 1971 Vincent Price horror favorite. The police are baffled when prominent doctors are found murdered in bizarre manners, which seem to resemble the 10 Biblical plagues! Detectives soon discover that all the crimes are linked to the mysterious Dr. Phibes, who was believed to be killed in a car accident. It’s a race against time (and bees, bats, frogs, rats, ice-makers, carousel unicorns, etc.) as the detectives try to stop Dr. Phibes before he kills again. The parody is directed by Artistic Director Donna Northcott and features Richard Lewis as DR. PHIBES, Luke Lindberg as DR. VESALIUS, and Ben Ritchie as DET. INSPECTOR TROUT, with Nicole Angeli, Casey Boland, Jaysen Cryer, Ruman Kazi, Scott McMaster, Sarah Porter, and Jason Puff.
The Magic Smoking Monkey Theatre adapts a cult film into a play once a year. Previous adaptions have included PAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE, REEFER MADNESS, GLEN OR GLENDA and last year’s hit THE STAR WARS TRILOGY (!!)…We’re thrilled that they have chosen a Vincent Price film as this year’s play and that they are a part of Vincentennial!!
Performances are May 13, 14, 20 & 21 at 8pm and 10:30pm nightly at the Regional Arts Commission at 6128 Delmar Boulevard in University City.
Anyone who purchases tickets for the 10:30 performance on Friday, May 13th can arrive at 8pm for the Super-8 Vincent Price Movie Madness show on the third floor before the 10:30 play.
Magic Smoking Monkey Theatre tickets can be purchased at brownpapertickets.com HERE