The Brain From Planet X

Bad science fiction movies from the 1950s have grown to bigger proportions than the creatures they feature. These days, bad science fiction has a following all its own, with film festivals and entire cable television stations dedicated to these horrible horror flicks. These good bad films are dripping with camp, as shrieking teenagers run from a horribly imagined creature. Buck Creek Players join the cannon of craziness with the opening of The Brain from Planet X, a staged amalgamation of the worst 1950s sci-fi movies. This zany science fiction full stage musical opens on April 9 and runs through April 25. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 2:30 pm. Tickets to this Indianapolis art event are $16.00 for adults and $14.00 for Indianapolis kids and senior citizens.

The place is the San Fernando Valley, and the time is 1958. The Bunson family is seemingly living the American Dream, you know the one portrayed by the Cleavers on television. Healthy children, good jobs and a two car garage. However, their lives will change forever with the arrival of the evil over sized Brain from Planet X and his two alien henchmen. As they plot the first step of their quest for world domination, they wreck havoc on the lives of families living in the San Fernando Valley, particularly the Bunson family.

In the great tradition of the B-movie genre, The Brain from Planet X offers a tribute to filmmakers of the past, who saw fit to write, direct and produce the drivel of horrible horror movies. Bruce Kimmel, who serves as both librettist and lyricist for The Brain from Planet X, pays tribute to these early horror artists in a quirky and campy musical for the stage. The script follows the typical format of B-movies in a refreshing, witty, smart and funny way. It closely follows the nature of these films in a self-depreciating manner that never takes itself too seriously.

Toe tapping songs and outlandish musical numbers add to the fun in The Brain from Planet X as the small 1950s town slowly devolves into a community terrorized by stereotypical aliens. Find out if the nuclear family can defend the human race from “will bending extinction” as the Buck Creek Players create this humorous journey.

The show premiered in 2006 in Los Angeles. Since then it has made the rounds through community theatre. The Buck Creek Players bring the Indiana premiere of The Brain from Planet X to Indianapolis theatre this month. The Brain From Planet X at the Buck Creek Players is directed by D. Scott Robinson with vocal direction by Matthew Kondrad Tippel. The cast of eighteen stars William Andrews, Matt Campbell, Danielle Carnagua, David K. Dulhanty, Kelsee B. Hankins, Linda Heiden, Stever Hermandson, Stacey “Jack” Johnson, Maria Meschi, Matthew Moore, Carrie Morgan, Ralph Passman, Erin Rettig, Daniel Robert, Brad Simpson, Dawnetta Taylor, Craig Underwood and Ruthie Weller-Passman.

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The Brain From Planet X
April 9 to 25, 2010

Buck Creek Players Theatre

11150 Southeastern Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46259