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‘Reefer Madness’ musical production to run in Plano

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The Art Centre Theatre in Plano will run a two week musical production of “Reefer Madness.”

“The musical born from the cult classic B movie of the same name comes to the ACT stage! Community authorities are alarmed over rampant narcotic use – especially marijuana, which causes wild behavior and possible insanity! The high school principal fears for his students! The pushers hold clandestine marijuana parties trying to get kids hooked! Innocent teen sweethearts find themselves caught up in the lunacy!”

ReeferMadnessMusicalTickets are now on sale for $15 each and the production will run from August 14 through August 30.

“This comical satire of the 1936 propaganda film, “Reefer Madness”, follows a wholesome teenager, Jimmy Harper, as he succumbs to the “deadly” beckoning of the “evils” of marijuana,” states Kendal Cobb, the Public Relations Director for the Art Centre Theatre and one of the performers in the show. “As Jimmy fights his addiction he is confronted by an array of bizarre characters, including seductive hula dancers, undead victims of reefer, and Jesus Christ himself.”

The director of the musical, Alese Watson-Johnson, says that the time is right such a production.

“After directing a fabulous production of The Rocky Horror Show last October, I was asked to direct Reefer Madness, and I jumped at the opportunity. Speaking as a board member at the Art Centre Theatre, we made the decision to perform Reefer Madness based on our audience’s desire for irreverent productions. We have had much success over the years with productions of Rocky Horror, Evil Dead The Musical, as well as numerous burlesque productions.”

She adds, “Reefer Madness takes some of the best elements of these productions and blasts them across the stage with gleeful abandon in a scathing satire of the 1936 propaganda film. Given the current political climate, particularly the admission just yesterday by the DEA that marijuana is not as dangerous as heroin, I think the message behind the humor is particularly relevant.”

Find coverage of the production here.

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Stephen Carter is a 30 year old journalist and information technology specialist living in Waco, Texas. He has been working with the cannabis movement since 2009. He founded Texas Cannabis Report in 2013 to bring Texans accurate cannabis related news.

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3 Comments

  1. rickyb
    August 12, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    Cannabis is not dangerous at all, END OF STORY.

  2. rickyb
    August 13, 2015 at 8:52 am

    Tobacco is way more dangerous than cannabis, by a kill factor of 425,000 to 0, per year. However, our wonderful shepherds (legislators) see fit to allow these products to be sold on every street corner in the USA. I suppose the tax revenue generated from those sales is just too much to resist.

  3. August 18, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    I would love to see this…BUT Okie-Lahoma deems this as “illegal” with no intellectual argument… If it’s a war the governor’s of Texas and Oklahoma want….well they’ll get it…Unfortunately they will inevitably incite more harm than good. Shame on Mary Fallin of Oklahoma for being from Missouri(the misery state if you say it right…AKA “The Show Me State” as in…”SHOW ME THE WAY OUT THIS MOTHER F***ER!!!!”) FOR imposing such asinine laws that render more harm than good….They’ll recommend that we watch “Reba” re-runs instead of this work of art called “Reefer Madness”

    Help for equal rights by decriminalizing marijuana and freeing non-violent offenders over God’s creation.

    IF YOU DISAGREE YOU ARE SAYING GOD MADE A MISTAKE…WHY BLASPHEME MR./MRS. HOLY PERSON!!!!????

    -PS—F*** YOU DIPLOMATS WHO WANT COOKIES TO TRACK MY POSITION!!! DIE QUICK WITH YOUR FALSE IDEALS….I OWN A SUIT AND TIE…DOES THAT MAKE MY WORD GOLDEN!!!????