Plan 9 from Outer Space

By Mark Landon Smith


The Broken Arrow Community Playhouse will hold auditions for Plan 9 from Outer Space on Sunday August 29,2021 at 6:00 PM at the Playhouse located at 1800 S. Main Street in Broken Arrow, enter through the backstage door off Urbana St. Callbacks will be held Monday August 30, 2021 at 6:30 PM if needed.


We are pleased to welcome back Director Chuck Osuna, who last directed the successful musical Godspell in our 2018-2019 season. The cast includes a maximum of 9 Men and 5 Women ages 16 and up. Please be prepared for cold readings from the script. Resumes and photos are not necessary, but always helpful. Performance dates will be October 22 - 31, 2021, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:00pm.


This is it! The stage adaptation of Ed Wood's Plan 9 from Outer Space, considered by many to be “the worst movie ever made”! Packing B-movie thrills into 70 action-packed minutes, the story goes something like this: visiting space soldiers use a magic-electro-space-ray-gun to resurrect a recently deceased (and perfectly ghoulish) human couple, putting “Plan 9” into action. The aliens must stop mankind from developing “Solaramite,” a substance that could set off a chain reaction of cosmic explosions that would destroy the entire universe. With “Plan 9” activated, the space aliens step up the action: flying saucers invade! Hollywood reacts! The Pentagon responds! Even Colonel Sanders tries to stop the aliens and, well, this was absolutely the worst movie ever made. You’ll have a blast with this cosmic comedy.


More information for this production can be obtained by calling the BACP at 918-258-0077. The BACP is located at 1800 S. Main in downtown Broken Arrow. Plan 9 from Outer Space is produced by special arrangement with Stage Rights   (www.stagerights.com.)  This production is made possible in part by grants from the Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Broken Arrow Community Playhouse is a member of the Oklahoma Community Theatre Association and the American Association of Community Theatre.



Plan 9 From Outer Space


Characters: *Indicates may be male or female
+Indicates roles may double

Narrator *
The Widower (who later becomes a ghoul)
Tom, a gravedigger +*
Bob, a gravedigger +*
Danny, the co-pilot
Jeff, a pilot
Air Traffic Controller (may be done live or as a voice over) *+
Edie, a stewardess +
Widower's dead wife, a ghoul
Edith +
Ernest +
Inspector Clay (who later becomes a ghoul)
Lieutenant Johnny *
Officer Larry *
Mona, Jeff's wife
Colonel Sanders
Captain *
Alien Ruler *
Alien Space Commander
Tanna, a female alien
General Mills
Officer Pips *
Officer Donuts *
Sheriff *

Download and complete the audition form here