The world premiere of the comedy Pot! The Musical will be presented at the Electric Lodge in Venice beginning Friday, April 2nd through Saturday, May 8th.

Performances are scheduled at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice.

The musical about marijuana is based on the book by Diane Shinozaki, who is also the producer. The story begins with an assemblage of Founding Fathers (John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and John Hancock) before turning the attention over to people of the present day.

In the comedy, Sweetie, the heroine, has some brownies to take to her church gathering. Razz, her boyfriend, and his friend, Sid, have a plate of their own “enhanced” brownies that they plan to take to the Pot Fest in the park, but somehow the plates get switched.

The reverend and his church members march to the park to protest the presence of the “potheads” at the Pot Fest. But some people eat certain brownies not intended for them and surprises ensue.

The cast of Pot! The Musical includes Dalit Berkowitz, Aryiel Hartman, Aaron Lyons, Ben Parks, Peter Schuyler, Mandi Smith, Kit Tyler and Clarke Wolfe.

The musical is directed and choreographed by Keith Wright, with music and musical direction by Steven Huber. Set design is by Michael McGee, lighting design is by Phil Kong, costume design is by Anthony Tran, while Gerardo Lopez is the sound technician and associate producer.

The show is not intended for children but is considered appropriate for teenagers.

Tickets are $20 in advance, or $25 at the door.

Information, (800) 838-3006 or www.potthemusical.com/.

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