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Wicket: A Star Wars Parody Musical
Opens: March 15 and plays through March 31. Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm.
Wicket: A Parody Musical is the purest example of what Nerd Theatre can accomplish joyous celebration of pop culture that brings new audiences into the theatre. In 4 ABY, the Galactic Civil War came to a climactic end at the Battle of Endor. In the annals of galactic history, a small footnote mentions a random race that played a small part in that conflict – Ewoks. What history does not know is that the Ewoks weren’t a random unforeseen pawn in that great struggle. Instead, they were its cause and its solution. And they sang way more than reported. That untold story is what Wicket: A Parody Musical is all about.
Since you’re a nerd, you already know that Wicket was the little Ewok that befriended Princess Leia in Return of the Jedi.
Uber-nerds know other Ewoks: Princess Kneesaa, Chief Chirpa, Teebo, Latara, and beloved medicine man Logray. We learn there is much more to these fabric softener mascots from space than we ever realized.
We also learn the true ambitions of the diabolical Emperor. We always thought he wanted the power of galactic conquest. When he really wanted the riches of massive toy sales. (Might sound a little like the motives of a certain terrestrial director whose name rhymes with Schmorge Schmucas. We assure you that all similarities between the Emperor and said director are purely intentional.)
While Wicket gives audiences a whole new perspective on Princess Leia, the Emperor, the Ewoks, and the entire saga we know so well; it also gives them reasons to cheer and memorable numbers to hum on their way home.