Hide your children! An evil green menace is set loose on Houston, this summer, at EaDo Playhouse! Reefer Madness The Musical, the cult-classic satire based on the 1936 documentary of the same name, runs June 30 through July 16.
EaDo Playhouse does its civic duty, utilizing side-splitting comedy and catchy tunes to alert our fair city to the dangers of Public Enemy Number One; Marijuana!
You may ask yourself “what’s so dangerous about a seemingly harmless herb?” Do not be fooled! This stealthy enemy is a deviant device used by the Devil to enslave the youth of America for his dastardly deeds.
REEFER MADNESS explores reports of insanity, extreme violence and unexpected pregnancy for all who indulge in the evil giggle-sticks!
Though this subject is no laughing matter, the hilarious book and lyrics by Kevin Murphy and Dan Studney and addicting score, also by Studney, REEFER MADNESS will have you laughing, crying and dancing in your seat!
Only recommended for those with strong constitutions, REEFER MADNESS recalls the frighteningly “true” story of The Harper Case, guided by a trustworthy Lecturer (Victoria Riley).
Meet Jimmy Harper (Luke Hamilton), an all-American teenaged boy madly in love with Mary Lane (Nicole Norton).
While trying to woo Mary with his dancing skills at the local Five and Dime, Jimmy is swept up by Jack Stone (Nathan Costella), a silver tongued, drug-dealer bent on recruiting new customers to his seedy “reefer den.” Upon his first visit to the den, Jimmy meets its polluted inhabitants; the maternalistic Mae Coleman (Heather Hall), seductive Sally Debanis (Raven Troup), and rugged Ralph Wiley (Colton Berry).
One hit later, Jimmy is swept into a bizarre world of dancing pot leaves, car chases, the munchies, and inescapable chaos.
REEFER MADNESS is directed by Colton Berry, choreographed by Luke Hamilton, and music directed by Nathan Costella and Jane Volke, featuring an ensemble of local Houston talent including Claire Beyrouty, Michael Castillo, Julia Noble and Megan Vaughn.
Join us at the Playhouse for a night guaranteed to give you the giggles!
REEFER MADNESS runs June 30th to July 16th, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 5pm. Tickets are available at EaDoPlayhouse.com and by calling the box office at 832.210.5200. Ample street parking surrounding 2619 McKinney Street is completely free.
Pictured above: Raven Troup (Sally). Photo Credit: EaDo Playhouse Staff.