WARP SPEED Launches Kickstarter for 2014 MITF
Benjamin Simpson, producer for WARP SPEED: a SciFi Parody Musical, previously titled Where No Man Has Gone Before: The Unauthorized Parody Musical, written by Clara Hoch and Eva Thorpe, announced that the Show has been accepted into the 2014 Midtown International Theatre Festival's Commercial Division. Christopher Noffke will be taking the helm as director. This follows a previous announcement for a Fall 2014 New York debut following a workshop production in Washington, DC, and a one-night concert production at New York's Metropolitan Room. The festival runs from July 14th-August 10th with specific performance dates to be announced shortly. The production is aiming for an Off-Broadway transfer following the festival run. Simpson will be crowdsourcing the funds needed for the festival via a KickStarter campaign, which runs through March 17th and can be found at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/636943231/warp-speed-the-sci-fi-parody-musical.
The show follows the misadventures through space of the crew on the Starship Interstellar: Dr. Connie Von Evul finds herself newly employed on the Interstellar and quickly overwhelmed by the hyper and flirty Captain Jerk and his eclectic crew. They are soon distracted, however, by the distress signal from another ship, The Valiant. Jerk directs the crew to go after their fellow ship, but in the process they run into a radioactive field, which mysteriously gives Dr. Von Evul and crewmember Conrad Badguy special powers that slowly take over their sanity as they begin to take over the ship. Will they be able to retain their humanity? Who will win Dr. Vonevul's heart? Will Mr. Schlock be able to overcome his Uncomfortable Bowel Syndrome to find love? And why is Jerk such a dick? All this and more will be answered in Hoch and Thorpe's Fon Porr Fest of a musical Warp Speed: a Sci Fi Parody Musical!