The Phoenix Theatre will present the Indiana premiere of the cult classic The Marijuana-logues in its Frank & Katrina Basile Theatre March 9-April 9.
The Marijuana-logues parodies the format of The Vagina Monologues: three people on three stools discuss a “taboo” subject. Stories are culled from real life and retold by brave actors. Expect to hear some “borrowed” situations from Eve Ensler’s play, as well as anecdotes about how “420” came to symbolize pot smoking, stories about hippies making clothes out of hemp and marijuana “fun facts.”
The Marijuana-logues is the product of standup comedians Arj Barker, Doug Benson and Tony Camin. They created it not as a political statement, but rather as a humorous portrait of the rites, rituals and foibles of those who indulge.
Phoenix Producing Director Bryan Fonseca will take the stage in a rare turn as one of the three performers, along with Gayle Steigerwald and Scot Greenwell. Phoenix Literary Manager Tony McDonald directs.
Performances are March 9-April 9, Thursdays at 7 p.m., Fridays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25, $15 for those 24 and under. During CheapSeats week (March 9-12), all seats are $15. Call the Phoenix, 749 N. Park Ave., at 317-635-PLAY for reservations, or go to www.phoenixtheatre.org.