More Halloween Shows Than You Can Shake A Stick At
By Julienne Bilker in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 30, 2009 3:20PM
photo of Redmoon's 1999 "All Hallows Eve Ritual" via chicagotribune.com
Call it a hunch, but we’re guessing you weren’t invited to Redmoon Theater’s Halloween performance at the White House. Yeah, we weren’t either. But no worries, there are plenty of shows to check out this weekend. In no particular order:
The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow Filament Theatre Ensemble tells this familiar tale with folk songs and ghost stories.
Arsenic and Old Lace
Although not exactly a Halloween show, it’s about two elderly sisters who kill people. Seems appropriate. Plus it’s directed by Tony Award winner Frank Galati.
An Apology for the Course and Outcome of Certain Events Delivered by Doctor John Faustus on this His Final Evening
Theater Oobleck tells their version of Dr. Faustus in the last hour of his life. We haven’t seen it, but we’ve heard it's a must-see.
Porchlight Music Theatre has put together a morbid mix of music (see what we did there?) for this revue, performed by a “Corpse de Cabaret.”
The Flaming Dames in Vamp II
If burlesque’s your thing, check out New Millennium Theatre Company’s “bordello of sin.”
Nightmares on Lincoln Ave
Veering away from their usual comedy, the folks at Corn Productions promise a horror-sketch show filled with bloody nastiness.
Death Toll: A Drinking Game Performance
If you want to see the funny/campy stuff that wasn’t nightmarish enough for Nightmares on Lincoln Ave while consuming copious amounts of alcohol, this one’s for you.
Rhymes With Evil
Creepy puppets + disturbing stories = InFusion Theatre Company’s Halloween offering.
The Neo-Futurists present Edgar Allen Poe-themed exhibits in their home above a funeral home. Freaky.
Anna, in the Darkness: The Basement
The fourth incarnation of this Dream Theatre show traps the audience in a basement with young teacher barricading herself against a bloodthirsty mob.
Billed as a “horrifying spectacle transposed from the beginning cantos of Dante’s inferno,” Oracle Productions’ show promises to take the audience “on a journey to the edge of hell.” That’s quite a promise.
Enjoy watching people die gory, Friday the 13th-style deaths? Head to Annoyance Theatre.