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    A flesh-and-blood-eating plant wreaks havoc on a Skid Row flower shop in the dark comedy-musical  “Little Shop of Horrors,” which Mind’s Eye Theatre Company will present at Kentucky Center starting this weekend.

    In a Skid Row flower shop, an owner, Mr. Mushnik, and his two employees, Seymour and Audrey, are facing tough times. No one has come into the flower shop in quite some time, and it’s in danger of closing.

    However, the group’s fortunes seemingly change thanks to the discovery of a weird species of plant. Seymour names it “Audrey II” in honor of his fellow co-worker and crush. The plant becomes a local sensation, which drives up desperately-needed sales at the flower shop.

    The plant, however, has a secret need, which Seymour figures out and supplies - in any way possible. That need only grows bigger as Audrey II also grows bigger.

    “Little Shop of Horrors” will take place on Sept. 11, 12, 15, 17, 18 and 19 at 8 p.m. each night. Matinees, meanwhile,  will go on Sept. 13 and 20 at 2 p.m. each day. All performances will happen in the Mex Theater at the Kentucky Center for the Arts, located in downtown Louisville at 501 W. Main Street.

    Tickets for all shows are $19 per person and can be purchased at the Kentucky Center box office, Kentucky Center website or by calling the box office at 1-800-775-7777.

    Janet Morris directed “Little Shop of Horrors” for Mind’s Eye Theatre Company. The cast features Brian Morris as Seymour, Valerie Canon as Audrey and Tom Schulz as Mushnik. Other cast members include Frances Lewis, Erica Denise, Susan Crocker, Gordon Crawford, Isaiah Hein, Katie Dee, Brad Green, Jeff Mangum, Taylor Clemens, Brandy Mullins and Jessica Kastan.

    More information on the show can be found at the Mind’s Eye Theatre Company’s website.

    Photo from Mind’s Eye Theatre Company

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    About Brian Kennedy

    A near life-long resident of Louisville, Brian has written for Louisville.com since spring 2010. He has also written for various publications and online sites, including the Mount Vernon Democrat and Louisville Catholic Sports. Brian spends most of his free time enjoying the theatre scene, hanging out at the nearest coffee shop, and enjoying life.

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