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“Little Shop of Horrors” May 3-6 at Clarke

By Clarke News  |  April 25, 2018

Clarke University’s Drama and Musical Theatre Department is excited to conclude their 2017-2018 season with the deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical that has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years, “Little Shop of Horrors.”

The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names Audrey II, after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it… BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!

“It made sense to do this show and to give our students the opportunity to be part of a book musical… it’s good to give students a book musical every now and then because of the challenges of creating characters,” said Nick Halder, Assistant Professor of Drama and Musical Theatre and the production’s director.

“Obviously, the nature of the show — with it having this man-eating plant — is an added layer that most shows don’t have. Incorporating a large puppet into the process is an interesting challenge for a variety of reasons,” explained Halder.

Show times in Terence Donaghoe Hall on the Clarke campus are 7:30 p.m. on May 3 – 5, and 2 p.m. on May 6. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for senior citizens, and $6 for non-Clarke students, Tickets will be available at the door.

For additional information, please contact the Visual and Performing Arts Department at (563) 588-6575.