VanOosbree and crew provided a night of laughs in the odd 1960s play
One thing that was never taught in biology classes is why you NEVER cross a Venus fly-trap with a Butterwort. It creates an ungracious plant that needs to be fed on blood. And what is worse, that is never taught, is if you do create an “Audrey Jr.” never feed it more than three times.
In its 42nd year of productions, the Emmetsburg Main Street Community Theater opened its curtains this past weekend to premier its “Little Shop of Horrors”, a 1960 production by David Geffen and written by Howard Ashman. The Community Theater’s Director, Jackie VanOosbree, put on a show that drew the public into the room to re-enact the classic of Seymour, Audrey, Audrey Jr. and Mr. Mushnik.
“We’ve been doing a lot of theater for a lot of years”, VanOosbree said. “It’s a show I’ve been thinking about doing for a long time and I was pretty sure I could cast it”.
In the play, Seymour (played by Jacob Ness) is a nerdy flower shop worker. Under the strict and often times insulting management of Mr. Mushnik (played by Kirk Haack), Seymour acquires an insatiable plant that is fed by human blood. Finding himself involved with another one of the employees at Mushnik’s Flower Shop, Audrey (played byJamie Ness), Seymour is forced to feed the plant and keep how it is fed a secret.
VanOosbree’s production will be available to the public again this weekend starting on November 22nd through the 24th. Tickets are $10 with the box office opening one hour prior to the opening act. VanOosbree invites all of the local communities to come and watch the hard work that went into the production. Curtain opens at 7:30pm on November 22nd and 23rd and at 2:00pm on the 24th.
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