It is blood-sucking thrills for the entire family when Quest Theatre Ensemble presents The People’s “Little Shop of Horrors.” Howard Ashman and Alan Menken’s perennial favorite tells the story of an awkward employee of a Skid Row flower shop who rockets to fame at the tendrils of a alien plant that feeds on blood and is bent on world domination. Quest’s mission to make accessible theater with universal appeal roars loudly in the gory throat of Audrey II, the sadistic flower’s moniker. Production value is rich. Nick Rupard’s set and puppet design are indicative of the folk theater Quest promises. Although the musical may contain mature subject matter, this production is great for the entire family. It feels like a safe place for the younger ones to see this kind of content. And best of all, it is absolutely free. Make reservation for the entire group if you are in the mood for a good production of some solid musical theater. (William Scott)
At Klasen Hall, 1609 W. Gregory, (312)458-0895. This production is now closed.