Genre: Comedy
Written by Ruff Yeager & Phil Johnson, Directed by Ruff Yeager

She-Rantulas From Outer Space – in 3D!, a gender-bending comedy of horrors that The San Diego Union-Tribune calls “a smart, wonderfully detailed and very funny mash up of ‘50s B horror movies, McCarthy-era hysteria and Charles Busch drag comedies,” will enoy its New York premiere as part of this summer’s New York International Fringe Festival

In She-Rantulas From Outer Space - in 3D! Betty, a lovely and rather confused homemaker and her unbearably adorable eight-year old daughter, Suzie, are new in town.  It's 1957, and without a man to head up their little household our two heroines need to find a suitable place to live - and quick!  As fate would have it, Betty and her young brood stumble into the dwelling of Fred and Flora Fairchild, who just happen to be landlords to a perfectly appointed apartment. The two newbies quickly set up housekeeping and, with perky promise, all seems to be going their way. There are, however, two tiny troubles: Mother has no memory of her life before motherhood, and Daughter is definitely not your average child.  Quite unexpectedly, the bewildered duo find themselves at the center of Tarrytown's quirky chaos. One by one, the ladies of the town meet untimely (and rather gruesome) ends while its gentlemen seem to be mysteriously missing.  The strangest turn of events occurs when female out-of-towners appear on Betty's doorstep - without memories or luggage but with definite masculine sensibilities and five o’clock shadows.

Will the mysteries be solved in time to save the planet? Will Betty's secret shame be revealed? Will the disturbing humming hovering in the night sky above the town be explained? Will Suzie's eighth birthday party be the social event of the season or a surprise alien bloodbath?

Open:   08/14/15
Close:   08/23/15

Fri., 8/14 @7pm, Sun., 8/16 @5:15pm, Wed., 8/19 @4:15pm, Fri., 8/21 @11:30pm, Sun., 8/23 @ 7:45pm:
Theater:   Lynn Redgrave Theater
Address:   45 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012
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B/D/F or 6 to Broadway/Lafayette or Bleecker

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Phil Johnson Betty

Phil Johnson (Author, Betty) Broadway: Les Miserables (also Nat’l. Comp’y.); Tour: Sunset Boulevard (Canada); Miss Saigon (1st Nat’l.). Regional (L.A. & San Diego): Man Who Came to Dinner (SD Critics Circle Craig Noel Award, Coronado Playhouse); Midsummer Night’s Dream (Craig Noel Award, Intrepid Shakespeare Co.); She-Rantulas from Outer Space - in 3D! (actor & co-writer, Diversionary Theatre); Pageant, Mistakes Were Made & Little Shop of Horrors (Cygnet Theatre); Hound of the Baskervilles (Original solo show), Putnam County Spelling Bee (North Coast Repertory); The Sunshine Boys (Scripps Ranch Theatre); How The Grinch Stole Christmas (Old Globe Theatre); Forever Plaid (Theatre in Old Town); Pete n’ Keely (Lamb’s Players). Also: Casa del Haha with Señor Phil (original sketch comedy show); former member Acme Comedy Theatre, L.A. 

Andy Collins Harry/Harriet

Andy Collins (Harry/Harriet) is overjoyed to be making his NYC debut with this great group of people from San Diego. Some of his credits include: Company, Assassins, Cabaret, The Matchmaker, My Fair Lady, Pageant (Cygnet Theatre); She-Rantulas From Outer Space in 3-D, Pippin, Twist, The Break Up Notebook, The Daddy Machine, Valhalla, Falsettos, Jeffrey, The Rocky Horror Show (Diversionary Theatre); The Full Monty, Bye Bye Birdie (SD Musical Theatre); Parasite Drag, Gypsy, Passion (ion theatre); Guys & Dolls (Lambs Players). Andy is a graduate of the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts and San Diego Junior Theatre. 

Samantha Ginn Flora, Gladys, Daisy, Maria, Roberta, Louella

Samantha Ginn (Flora, Gladys, Daisy, Maria, Roberta, Louella) graduated from Sonoma State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Theatre Arts.  She is a San Diego based performer.  Some credits include; Sylvia, The Miss Firecracker Contest, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Much Ado About Nothing (New Village Arts), Trouble in Mind, Hickorydickory (San Diego Critics Circle Award), Coming Attractions (Moxie Theatre), The Car Plays (La Jolla Playhouse and Segerstrom Center for the Arts), Scrooge in Rouge (Diversionary Theatre), Edgar and Annabel/Far Away (ion theatre), and The Warrior's Duet (Circle Circle dot dot/San Diego Fringe).  Samantha is also an educator for children with special needs and teaches Improv through Kids Act.

Fred Harlow Fred/Frieda

Fred Harlow (Fred/ Frieda) is excited to return to his old stomping grounds. He was a founding member of the now defunct Lightning Strikes Theatre Company and performed in several shows at Wings Theatre. He moved to San Diego 18 years ago and has kept very busy. His first show was the west coast premier of The Santaland Diaries, worked at La Jolla Playhouse in Our Town and Sweet Bird of Youth, both directed by Michael Greif and had the pleasure of working with the founding father of The Old Globe, Craig Noel, in his last directing effort. Favorite San Diego roles are: Valere in La Bête (Fritz Theatre), Roy in The Best Mistake (Playwrights Project) and half the citizens in A Tuna Christmas (Compass Theatre).

Tony Houck Suzie

Tony Houck (Suzie) Regional credits include: YANK!; Miss Gulch Returns; The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler; Miss Kitty's Wild West Revue; Heather and Tony: We Might Be Cousins; The Facts of Life: the Lost Episode; Pippin; Harmony, Kansas; Next Fall; [title of show]; Anita Bryant Died for Your Sins; Twist; and Scrooge in Rouge (2008 Craig Noel Award); (Diversionary Theatre); Cabaret (Cygnet Theatre); Naughty or Nice (Circle Circle Dot Dot). He also music directed Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and GrillThrill Me; bare: a pop opera (2014 Craig Noel Nomination); Marry Me A Little (Diversionary); and B Squared with Brad Bradley. He is a graduate of AMDA. Love to my family and Kevane.