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Mandell Up In Smoke

May 14, 2010 — Green Reefer Madness text with pot leaf in the middle of the letter D

The Drexel Players present Reefer Madness from May 13-16th at the Mandell Theater. Winner of five Ovation awards, seven L.A. Drama Critics Circle awards and seven Garland awards, this stage adaptation of the cult film is sure to send you home thoroughly entertained. This very funny satire, directed by Theater program director Nick Anselmo, features show-stopping Broadway musical numbers as it spins its tale of the drug scares of the 1930s and authority figures who wrap their agendas in the American flag.

Inspired by the original 1936 propaganda film, Reefer Madness parodies the U.S. government’s serious warnings of the time that action must be taken before the country succumbs to the dangers of the demon weed. With a storyline that reads like an anti-drug campaign and features good guy Jimmy, who turns ‘bad’ with his first hit of  marijuana. Lessons abound in Reefer Madness as Jimmy has terrible experiences before he sees the errors of his ways finally promising to go forth and warn other children on the dangers of pot aka reefer.

Event Facts:
What: Reefer Madness
When: May 13-16; Thursday, May 13; 8 PM, Friday, May 14; 8 PM, Saturday, May 15; 2 PM & 8 PM, Sunday, May 16; 2 PM
Where: Mandell Theater, 33rd and Chestnut St.
Cost: $5 for Drexel Students, Faculty & Staff; $15 for General Admission
More information: email Nick Anselmo at nick.anselmo@drexel.edu

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