Return to the Forbidden Planet

“The BEST ROCK AND ROLL SHOW in town…. You just have to laugh at the death defying puns … and the way the songs are worked into the plot with perfect logic.” – Daily Express


June 15, 16 at 7:30 pm and June 17 at 2:00 pm
Coralville Center for the Performing Arts


City Circle’s annual teen show is a Jukebox musical by playwright Bob Carlton based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest and the 1956 science fiction film “Forbidden Planet”. It has been billed as Shakespeare’s forgotten rock and roll masterpiece. The score includes pop hits from the 50’s and 60’s. 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.


Loosely Based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest
Directed by Kehry Lane


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