by Gwendolyn Lloyd
Brave Potato did a knock-out job putting on Little Shop of Horrors this past weekend as the cast enraptured the audience with the classic and beloved musical.
Even when members of the cast were not in the spotlight, they stayed in character and set the scene in the small theater. It was impressive watching the ensemble’s members play a number of different roles throughout the performance. In addition, multiple cast members played the plant Audrey II — a constant, physical reminder that it was alive and in charge. Particularly notable were the leads, Andrew Perricone ’17 and Kendall Theroux ’17, who moved the audience with their tragic love story, but alternated it with comedy and lightheartedness.
The play had a huge turnout, with people even willing to sit on the floor in the Black Box Theater to see it. As the cast sung the finale — “Don’t Feed the Plants” — audience members were in for a shocking surprise as Audrey II separated and actors slithered toward the audience while silly string fell from the ceiling.