Love Is Like a Butterfly
Two feuding lepidopterists discover they have more in common than just an appreciation of the superfamily Papilionoidea. But can their relationship fully metamorphosize in a world that doesn’t believe in mixing the study of holometabolous invertebrates with pleasure?
Casting suggestions: Sandra Bullock; Nick Lachey; Meatloaf as Dr. Fritzwielder, the widowed head of the university lepidopterology department who no longer believes in love, only prothoracicotropic hormones.
Coat of Many Colors
A retelling of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, set on a Tennessee chicken farm.
Casting suggestions: Powers Boothe as Papa Jake; the guy from Fun as Lil’ Joey; George Clinton as the Dreamcoat.
A subtle allegory for the collapse of the U.S. economy, framed around a passive-aggressive catfight between two women battling over the same man.
Casting suggestions: Christina Hendricks and Adele as the women; Sam Elliott as Sam, the ladies’ shared object of desire—a loving uncle with a penchant for wearing garish colors and glaring at people while pointing.
A disgraced breakfast-food magnate living as a recluse in an orchard befriends a lonely country gal and teaches her the ways of life through bluegrass songs and toilet moonshine. After his sudden death, she discovers his recipe for an apple-flavored cereal, which goes on to become a beloved treat for children everywhere. He is immortalized on the box in the form of a banjo-picking cartoon cinnamon stick. Then everybody sings.
Casting suggestions: Steve Earle; Taylor Swift; Melissa Leo as the young girl’s mother, who forbids her daughter from spending time with “that damn oat peddler!”
I Will Always Love You
Something about a singing bodyguard, maybe?
Casting suggestions: Channing Tatum; Selena Gomez; Lavell “Huell from Breaking Bad” Crawford as the rival bodyguard because the world needs more Huell.
GO: Stumptown Stages presents 9 to 5: The Musical at the Brunish Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, 381-8686. 7:30 pm Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 pm Saturdays-Sundays through Nov. 10. $29.25-$46.25.