PRESHOW: Interactive Foley Demonstration — Starting at 6:45pm, members of PMRP's "Foley" (live sound effects) crew will lead a hands-on
demonstration in the Lobby, where you make the sounds for a comic retelling of The
Three Little Pigs. For children ages 6 to 106.
ACT 1: Red Shift: Interplanetary Do-Gooder in "Countdown to Chaos!" — The PMRP bring to the stage their acclaimed original sci-fi comedy adventure program. This sendup of the pulp sci-fi serials of the 1930s and 40s features Red Shift, a licensed Do-Gooder for hire, and his faithful friend and mechanic Lumpy. In "Countdown to Chaos!", the villainous Lord Draith forces the duo to crash-land on the forbidden planet of Earth. Their ship attracts the attention of the world-renowned scientist Dr. Alberts and snoopy Penny Parker, Girl Reporter, who find themselves trapped inside the rocket when calamity comes to call. Can Red and Lumpy escape from the primitive planet, or will human technology be their doom? Are Penny and Doc destined for a sudden trip into outer space, or will they get the chance to pack first? The amazing adventures begin here!
ACT 2: Arch Oboler's "Chicken Heart" — The infamous "lost" episode of the seminal horror series Lights Out!, originally broadcast in 1937, and immortalized decades later by Bill Cosby in one of his most famous routines. In the play, a research scientist and a science reporter for a big city newspaper are witness to inconceivable events when a laboratory accident causes a specially-treated chicken's heart to grow uncontrollably. While officials treat the scientist's demands for action with skepticism and delay, hapless citizens are consumed by the ever-expanding mass and the deadly heart continues to grow... and grow... and grow...