Friday and Saturday you will have three chances to witness the first public staged reading of Space Preachers The Musical, the camp classic sci-fi film directed by Danny Boyd right here in West By God Virginia back in the 1980s. Troma picked up the film for international release and it’s become a cult hit around the world. Now Danny has teamed with Charleston’s go-to stage composer, Mark Scarpelli, to create a musical version of this epic science fiction romp.

A staged reading will take place this weekend at the Elk City Playhouse. I’m not sure what the plans are for a full-blown production of Space Preachers The Musical, but I’ll ask when we go to see it Saturday afternoon. ‘

Details are in the graphic below, or visit the Facebook Event Page for more info.