Theater, Pop Culture

Mad Max: The Ape-ocalypse

When: Fridays, Saturdays, 8 & 10:30 p.m. Continues through June 18 2016

Magic Smoking Monkey, the demented little brother of St. Louis Shakespeare, is back with another audacious assault on a pop-culture classic. The company plans to perform the three original Mad Max films (Mad Max, Road Warrior and Beyond Thunderdome) plus the new installment, Fury Road, all in about 60 minutes. How will they pull it off? Cheaply. Very cheaply. Experience the heat of post-apocalyptic Australia, the car chases, the enormous dudes in leather jock straps and the savage accents as Max Rockatansky cruises the badlands looking for gasoline and vengeance. There's also a costume contest at every show. Mad Max — The Ape-ocalypse takes place at 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday (June 10 to 18) at the Regional Arts Commission (6128 Delmar Boulevard; 314-364-5664 or www.stlshakespeare.org). Tickets are $10 to $15.

Paul Friswold

Price: $10-$15