What happen when you combine "Psycho", "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" and "Silence of the Lambs" you get the local film production "Ed Gien: The Musical".
"The Butcher of Plainfield", a musical set in rural Wisconsin in the 1920's, is the story of Ed Gein. Gein is the real-life basis for Norman Bates in "Psycho" and Buffalo Bill in "Silence of the Lambs". Ed has two problems: he wants to be a woman, and when his mother dies, he needs to find a way to bring her back to life. Unfortunately for his victims he found a way to do both. With lyrics and libretto by Steven Charles Nicholas, music by Elliot AB. Sneider, and direction by Amy Leland, "The Butcher of Plainfield" tells the story of a quiet, tortured monster who finds his victims at hardware stores, taverns and his local grave yard.
Filmed over six months in Omro and Appleton with a micro budget of $9000 - it is a testament to what can be done with hard work and talent.
Ed Gein: The Musical, which has its world premiere on Saturday, Jan.2, at the new Communication Arts Center at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley in Menasha.
WHAT: Ed Gein: The Musical
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 2, , , ,
COST: $10, which includes an 11x17 poster and a 20-minute Q&A with the director, writer and stars at each showingINFO: edgeinthemusical.com
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