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Calendar Pick: Little Shop of Horrors

Alex Bass and Brie Hayes. Credit: Delaire Gackle and Clay Chastain.

Director Daniel Ellis is offering a unique and exciting reinvention of the classic Broadway play Little Shop of Horrors, which tells the story of a florist who discovers a sentient, carnivorous plant. Taking notes from the invasion plotlines of ‘50s B-movies like the one the play originated from—which often served as allegories for the Red Scare—Ellis aims to use his adaptation to address the tensions surrounding drag performances as an art form. He hopes to dismantle misplaced fears around drag by contextualizing it in a familiar way. The production team has also partnered with the department of plant biology to decorate the Fine Arts Theatre lobby for the performance, creating an opportunity to combine the arts and sciences in a new and compelling way. UGA Theatre will present the production Apr. 11–13 and 17–20 at 8 p.m. and Apr. 21 at 2 p.m.

WHO: Little Shop of Horrors
WHEN: Apr. 11–13, 17–20 at 8 p.m & Apr. 21 at 2 p.m.
WHERE: UGA Fine Arts Theatre
HOW MUCH: $6 (w/ UGA ID), $18