Plan 9 From Outer Space


Plan 9
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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.

Can be paired with Night of the Living Dead for a discounted rate.



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 gravedigger+*
Bob, a gravedigger+*
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.

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Authorized Materials must be purchased from Stage Rights as a part of your licensing agreement (see Materials).

Billing responsibilities, pertinent copyright information, and playwrights' biographies are available in the show rider that comes with your license agreement.

"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

Authorized Materials must be purchased from Stage Rights as a part of your licensing agreement. Your materials will be sent to you digitally by your Licensing Representative.

The Authorized Materials/Production Package for

Plan 9 From Outer Space are all fulfilled digitally and consist of:

Acting Edition

Stage Manager Script

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 show logo. The logo is the portion of the artwork with the title of the show. The surrounding artwork is also available for an additional fee.