Based on the book by Howard Ashman, and Roger Corman’s film produced in 1960, which featured a young Jack Nicholson in a supporting role, Little Shop of Horrors is a comedy horror musical, with black humour and farce.
The play follows a clumsy florist who creates a carnivorous plant which, while forcing him to kill and feed it flesh and blood, helps him towards success and romance.
Little Shop of Horrors regained popularity when the 1960 film inspired a stage musical in 1982, which was later adapted to another movie in 1986.
At the helm of the American University in Cairo's production of Little Shop of Horrors is Mark Mineart, a director, fight director and actor on stage, television and in cinema.
Mineart has previously directed four productions at AUC, including A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which broke box office records for English-speaking productions in Egypt.
The play will run for six shows between Wednesday, 6 May, and Tuesday, 12 May.
The play opens Wednesday, 6 May, at 7pm, and will run on 10, 11, 12 May at 7pm, and on 9 May at 4pm
Malak Gabr Arts Theatre, AUC New Cairo, Road 90, Fifth Settlement
Tickets available at the Theatre Box Office at AUC