Monday, December 28, 2009

Ed Gien ...The Musical

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

WHERE: UW-Fox Valley Communication Arts Center, Menasha

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 2, 3:15, 5:15, 7:15, 9:15 p.m.

COST: $10, which includes an 11x17 poster and a 20-minute Q&A with the director, writer and stars at each showing


Thanks to The Scene for additional resources and information

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