PLANET OF LOVE at The Spot
When a misfired alien from the Planet of Love lands in the middle of a prison yard show, he thinks he's in Heaven and the inmates are angels. Hilarity ensues in this Poetic Justice Project comedy that shows prison like you've never seen it. Written by Deborah Tobola and directed by Molly Williams Stuckey, the play features music by The Beatles, with musical direction by Mark Stuckey.
Planet of Love debuts at The Spot in Arroyo Grande on Friday June 8, staying for two weekends. Show times are Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are available at The Spot or at Brown Paper Tickets. The play travels to Santa Barbara’s Center Stage Theater on Friday, June 22, for a performance at 7 p.m. Additional performances are on Saturday, June 23 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday, June 24 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at Center Stage Theater.
The only theatre company of its kind in the state, Poetic Justice Project features casts of formerly incarcerated actors in original plays that examine crime, punishment and redemption. Each performance is followed by an audience talkback. Past productions include Blue Train, Off The Hook and Women Behind the Walls. Poetic Justice Project also performed Of Mice and Men last year at the 31st International Steinbeck Festival in Salinas. Planet of Love is funded in part by the Center Stage Theater Rental Subsidy Fund and the Puffin Foundation.
Poetic Justice Project, based in Santa Maria, is a program of the award-winning William James Association, based in Santa Cruz, which provides arts instruction to people on parole and probation, prisoners, and youth at risk of incarceration. For more information, visit poeticjusticeproject.org or visit Poetic Justice Project on Facebook.