The Next Pony presents their second annual stage production of Cannibal! The Musical, written by “South Park” co-creator Trey Parker.
Cannibal! The Musical is based on the true story of Alferd Packer, who was convicted of cannibalism in Lake City, Colorado in 1883.
The sole survivor of an ill-fated trip from Utah to Colorado, he tells his side of the harrowing tale to news reporter Polly Pry as he awaits his execution. And his story goes like this: While searching for gold and love in the Colorado Territory, he and his companions get lost in the Rocky Mountains and resort to unthinkable horrors, including toe-tapping songs!
Originally an independent feature length film titledAlfred Packer: The Musical, the piece was written, directed, produced and starred in by future South Parkco-creator Trey Parker while he was a film student at University of Colorado in Boulder. Upon its completion in 1993 it became a Colorado cult favorite. In 1996 it was picked up by Troma Entertainment and released under the name Cannibal!The Musical. In 1998 the rights were made available for adaptions to the stage, and since then has become a phenomenon akin to the Rocky Horror Picture Show with live theatrical and “shadow cast” productions presented to wide acclaim in America and abroad.
Featuring hilarious songs, gruesome gore, unusual Indians and an unprecedented number of dancing animals this show is must-see for fans of the outrageous style of humor that made Parker and his colleagues famous.
Cannibal! The Musical plays at the Bug Theatre Fridays and Saturdays November 2-December 1 at 7:30 p.m.
The Bug Theatre
3654 Navajo Street,
Denver, CO 80211