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Return from the Forbidden Planet

Written by Bob Carlton
Directed and Choreographed by Terry Berliner
Center for the Arts Black Box Theatre

ABOUT

Winner of the Olivier Award for Best Musical, Return from the Forbidden Planet is inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest, and is packed with rock ‘n’ roll classics such as Heard it Through the Grapevine, Young Girl, Good Vibrations, and Gloria.

Blast off on a routine flight and crash into the planet D’Illyria where a sci-fi version of The Tempest set to rock and roll golden oldies unfolds with glee. The planet is inhabited by a sinister scientist, Dr. Prospero,  his delightful daughter Miranda, Ariel, a faithful robot on roller skates, and an uncontrollable monster, the product of Prospero’s Id, whose tentacles penetrate the space craft.

DATES & TIMES

Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 7:30pm
Friday, October 28, 2016 at 7:30pm
Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 2:00pm
Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 7:30pm
Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 2:00pm
Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 7:30pm
Friday, November 4, 2016 at 7:30pm
Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 2:00pm
Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 7:30pm
Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 2:00pm

TICKETS

Tickets can be purchased either online through Tickets.com, or by visiting the Center for the Arts Box Office in the main lobby of the CFA on the University at Buffalo’s North Campus.

 

CAST

ARIEL Tom MacDonell

NAVIGATIONAL OFFICER  Matthew Rittler

THE NEWSCASTER/CREW  Leah Berst

DOCTOR PROSPERO  Matt Rivera

MIRANDA  Megan McNiffe

CAPTAIN TEMPEST  Bobby MacDonell

COOKIE  William Hin

SCIENTIFIC OFFICER/GLORIA   Nicole Weitzman

BOSUN  Ben Antar

CREW

Holden Bath

Monica Belous

Eric Sebastian Harris

Selina Iozzo

Alexandra McArthur

Samantha Nelson

Melissa Perry

Joe Wood