It survived the zombie massacre of ‘07. It took audiences beyond the edges of sanity in 2008. So what’s left for EMU Theatre to bestow upon hungry hoards of horror fans this Halloween?
It seems that the EMU writers are fighting over the best way to scare audiences with their 3rd annual Halloween show, “Horrorshow IIID." The peeved playwrights will showcase four different Halloween-themed shows, ranging from a kooky comedy to an arabesque and blood-filled look into the depravity of the human condition.
In “Storms, Sheets and Show Tunes”, written by Stacey Lane, spirited theatre ghosts conduct late-night auditions to find a replacement for a ghost who wishes to retire from haunting.
“Pleasure”, by scandalous French writer Madame Rachilde, was first performed in the 1890s. In this beautiful and poetic translation we see two characters on the verge of maturity trying to continue their childhood games as a mysterious force begins to intrude in their relationship. This sudden intrusion of the uncanny inspires both tenderness and violence as the two try to deal with terrors
they don’t understand.
“Wet Paint”, by Steve Patterson, follows the saga of a woman who feels as
though someone—or something—else resides in her house. She enlists her circle of friends to help, culminating in a night of wine, candles and a séance,
which reveals an answer none of them expect.
Lastly, playwright and founding member of EMU Theatre, Andy Stowers, sub-
mits “Blood Ties”, which follows a father driven to torturing a young woman in
the hopes of saving his daughter. The conflict is resolved, but when the blood
settles, will he have saved his daughter or doomed himself?
Horrorshow IIID is playing October 23, 24, 30 and 31 at the Lawrence Arts
Center, 904 New Hampshire. All shows begin at 8:00 pm, and tickets are avail-
able at the door for $6.00. Mature audiences only.