County Theater Doylestown, PA


Kevin Zhang

Carnivorous Plant Expert

Little Shop of Horrors (1986)— These plants bite: the strange world of carnivorous plants

Kevin Zhang, Carnivorous Plant Expert, presents 'These Plants Bite: The Strange World of Carnivorous Plants.'

County Theater Doylestown, PA

Film Synopsis

A nerdy florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed.

Meek flower-shop assistant Seymour (Rick Moranis) pines for co-worker Audrey (Ellen Greene). A total eclipse brings a seeming reversal of fortune for him and the store: he discovers an unusual plant he names Audrey II (voiced by Levi Stubbs), an oddity that brings the press and curious customers to the shop. When it fails to thrive on water and sunlight, Seymour secretly discovers, to his horror, that the plant feeds only on human flesh and blood. After Seymour feeds Audrey's abusive boyfriend, Orin (Steve Martin), to Audrey II after Orin's accidental death, the increasingly bloodthirsty plant demands more bodies. If he refuses, will Seymour lose his newfound fame and his burgeoning romance with Audrey?

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About the Speaker

Kevin Zhang has been growing carnivorous plants since third grade, almost 20 years ago. He currently serves as the president of the Mid-Atlantic Carnivorous Plant Society (MACPS), through which he shares his love of carnivorous plants with everyone who will listen. He has experience growing almost all of the 20 genera of carnivorous plants (albeit with varying degrees of success), and currently has well over 100 different species. Although carnivorous plants are his passion, he also enjoys growing cacti, giant pumpkins, and all sorts of other plants. You can see some of his carnivorous plants at the Philadelphia Flower Show every year, where he has exhibited since 2017.