Date: June 05, 2021 to June 18, 2021
Where: Know Theatre of Cincinnati, 1120 Jackson Street,, Hamilton County, Ohio, United States, 45202
Event Type: Other
Ticket Price: N/A
"Planet of the Grapes Live" is pandemic performance pioneer Peter Michael Marino's internationally acclaimed comedic homage that takes audiences of all ages on an epic, 60-minute adventure fusing the Victorian era's Toy Theater movement with the 1968 Charlton Heston/Rod Serling classic, "Planet of the Apes." Digital performances for Cincy Fringe play live from New York June 5-18, 2021. In "Planet of the Grapes Live," an astronaut crew crash-lands on an unfamiliar planet in the distant future and are enslaved by a society where grapes have evolved into speaking creatures with human-like intelligence. The original "Planet of the Apes" is credited as one of the most groundbreaking science fiction films of all time. The film's themes of science vs. religion, biased class systems, and mankind's self-perceived entitlement to everything on Earth strongly resonated with Marino who peppers the script with excavated passages from co-screenwriter Rod Serling's original screenplays.