Burning Bush

Pssst. Yeah, you. Wanna buy some Reefer Madness? No, the musical, you hophead!

Why has Nearly Naked Theatre has chosen to present the Arizona première of this gaudy whirlwind of sex, drugs, and lounge music, based on the idiotic/cautionary 1936 movie of the same name? Says the play’s director, Damon Dering, “In the twilight of the Bush administration, the politics of fear have never been more evident in my lifetime. This play, with all its raunchy humor and ridiculous circumstance, is about those politics. And learning something laughing is the best way to learn it.”

Oh, yeah, and . . . “no one else would do it,” adds Dering.

Fri., June 6, 8 p.m.; Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sun., June 8, 6 p.m.; Sun., June 15, 2 p.m.; Sun., June 22, 6 p.m.; Sun., June 29, 2 p.m. Starts: June 6. Continues through July 5, 2008