Sci-fi spoof to open at Benet Academy in Lisle
By SUBURBAN LIFE MEDIA
"The Really Hip Adventures of Go-Go Girl - Episode 9: Space Vixens with Sassy Attitudes" will be staged by the Benet Academy Drama Department in Lisle.
Written by Mark Landon Smith, the play is described as a “cosmic take-off on the low-budget, science-fiction/teen beach movies of the 1950s and 1960s."
Performances begin at 7 p.m. Friday to Sunday, April 26 to 28, in St. Daniel Hall at Benet Academy, 2200 Maple Ave. Tickets cost $5 and are available at the door. Visit benet.org.
The director is John Leffler of Aurora, and the cast includes:
Mike Beckerman of Burr Ridge
Brendan Blaney of Downers Grove
Joanna Duda of Lemont
Carissa Estilo of Woodridge
Ashley Follenweider of Naperville
Sarah Ford of Bolingbrook
Olivia Kozel of Orland Park
Brigid Moran of Naperville
Sean Morrissey of Burr Ridge
Dennis Ortman of Woodridge
Emily Peck of Wheaton
Jack Stucky of Lisle
Amanda Taylor of Woodridge
Carmella Ventura of Addison
Andrea Wisniewski of Naperville
Four beauty pageant contestants, en route to a pageant, are captured in the tail of a passing comet, and hurtled to the planet of Sniggle O’ Cheese. Nanette and Phoebe are treated as goddesses, while Mavis and Oma — victims of “Bouffant Fusion” during the crash — are sent back to Earth with guide Moo Goo Gai Pan to steal Mystery Formula X, a substance vital to the planet’s existence.
It’s up to Go-Go Girl — cleverly disguised as Babs Broadway, popular coed at Nancy Sinatra State University — to defend her planet from the extraterrestrials. With the help of her friends, she begins an adventure of interplanetary proportions.
Benet Academy is a four-year, college preparatory, co-educational, Catholic high school that draws students from Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, DeKalb and Will counties.
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