Plan 9 From Outer Space
Plan 9 from Outer Space
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Can be paired with Night of the Living Dead for a discounted rate.

This is it! The stage adaptation of Ed Wood's Plan 9 From Outer Space, considered by many to be the worst movie ever made! Packing B-Movie thrills into 65 hair-raising minutes, the story goes something like this: Visiting space soldiers use a magic-electro-space-ray-gun to resurrect a recently deceased (and perfectly ghoulish) human couple, putting ‘Plan 9’ into action. The aliens must stop mankind from developing ‘Solaramite,’ a substance that could set off a chain reaction of cosmic explosions that would destroy the entire universe. With ‘Plan 9’ activated, the space aliens step up the action. Flying saucers invade! Hollywood reacts! The Pentagon responds! Even Colonel Sanders tries to stop the aliens and, well, this was absolutely the worst movie ever made.





You’ll have a blast with this cosmic comedy perfect for any space.


*Indicates may be male or female
+Indicates roles may double
The Widower (who later becomes a ghoul)
Tom, a grave digger+*
Bob, a grave digger+*
Danny, the co-pilot
Jeff, a pilot
Air Traffic Controller (may be done live or as a voice over)*+
Edie, a stewardess+
Widower's dead wife, a ghoul
Inspector Clay (who later becomes a ghoul)
Lieutenant Johnny*
Officer Larry*
Mona, Jeff's wife
Colonel Sanders
Alien Ruler*
Alien Space Commander
Tanna, a female alien
General Mills
Officer Pips*
Officer Donuts*

Setting: A cemetery, a patio, and an alien ship


Mark Landon Smith is the author of 16 published scripts including Faith County, Faith County 2: An Evening of CultureDupont, Mississippi, Radio T.B.S., Hindenberg! Das Explosive New Musical!, The Really Hip Adventures of Go-Go Girl, The Pirate Show, Christmas Carol High School, Teenagers From Outer Space, Brawl at the Ball, A Dickens’ Christmas Carol: A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts, Alice in Wonderland Down the Rabbit Hole, Night of the Living Dead, Plan 9 From Outer Space, Sherlock Holmes Mystery School and Santa Claus Conquers the Martians . He is also a 2012 AATE Distinguished Play nominee.  His scripts are produced throughout the world and Off-Broadway and include three foreign translations.  Acting credits include work with McCoy Repertory Theatre, Ceramic Cow Productions, TheatreSquared, Phunbags Comedy Improv, and Classical Edge Theatre. Film credits include FREDI, Valley Inn, Gordon Family Tree, Crossfire, Parker's Anchor, Door in the Woods, Mayfly and others.  He is the Executive Director of Arts Live Theatre, Co-Founder and Producer of Ceramic Cow Productions, Co-Director of the Arkansas Playwrights Workshop with TheatreSquared, and founder of the Actors Casting Agency. 

Performance Royalties are based on theater particulars. Please fill out an application for a personalized quote.

Billing responsibilities, pertinent copyright information, and playwrights' biographies are available in the show rider that comes with your license agreement. To download the show rider for Plan 9 From Outer Space, click here.    

"Smith has adapted the movie script to hilarious effect for his own out-of-this-world stage production." –Fayetteville Flyer

"But, the ALT premiere of “Plan 9 from Outer Space” is not simply frighteningly well-timed. I was more than charmed." –Fayetteville Flyer 

"'Plan 9' is a fun adaptation, chock full of puns and gags, with many an unexpected shout out to pop culture past and present." –Fayetteville Flyer

Materials: your materials will be sent to you two months prior to your opening date and will include everything necessary for your production and can be ordered in Printed or Digital format. Printed Materials are provided on unbound three-hole punched loose-leaf paper while Digital Materials are provided via email as downloadable PDF files for you to print in-house. All materials are yours to keep! No deposits, no returns.

The production materials for Plan 9 From Outer Space include:  
Production Scripts
Official Logo Pack Now Included! To help you promote your show, Stage Rights now includes a logo pack with your license. The logo pack includes high resolution versions (both color and black and white) of our professionally designed show logo. 

Optional Materials:
Director's Script – Single-sided script with space for director’s notes.