Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Upcoming: Grotesque & Arabesque - Poe Retold, Weird City Theatre Company, October 18 - November 3

Weird City Theatre Co AUstin TX

Announces the World Premiere of 

Grotesque &Arabesque: Poe Retold

Chris Romani, Grotesque and Arabesque Weird City Theatre
Chris Romani (image: WCTC)
October 18 – November 3, 2012 at the Blue Theatre, 916 Springdale Road, Austin, TX. Performances are Thursday through Saturday nights at 8 p.m.

Thursday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” at the door. Friday, October 19 will be an official “Opening Night” with a reception and refreshments to follow the performance- tickets to this performance are $20. For all other performances, tickets are $15.00 for adults and $12.00 for seniors and students (with ID), and group rates are available. Tickets can be purchased at our website, www.weirdcitytheatre.com.

5 Writers - 5 Stories by 1 Master of the Macabre- Weird City Theatre presents the world premiere of Grotesque and Arabesque: Poe Retold. Framed against the backdrop of the infamous "Poe Toaster," Weird City Theatre resurrects five tales of the macabre by the master of American suspense, Edgar Allan Poe. Each adaptation in this evening of stage and film is a unique and inspired vision, as our company's playwrights breathe new life into such classics as The Tell-Tale Heart, Masque of the Red Death, Cask of Amontillado, Hop Frog, and The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar.
Terri Lynne Hudson lends a steampunk air to the tale of M. Valdemar. Seth McGrath shifts the revenge tale of Hop Frog from the king's court to the playground. Robert L. Berry's Tell-Tale Heart update beats to a film noir rhythm. Patti Neff-Tiven paints the rooms of her Masque of the Red Death in movement. Woven throughout, the story of the Poe Toaster is revealed in small chapters, proving Poe's legacy is very much alive graveside. Don't miss Weird City Theatre's latest Halloween treat! The cast includes WCT familiar faces LeRoy Tre Beck III, Robert L. Berry, Kevin Gouldthorpe, Bethany Harbaugh, Terri Lynne Hudson, Chris Romani & Patti Neff-Tiven.
Weird City Theatre's mission is to encourage the growth of the artist and represent the uniqueness and vitality of Austin through re-envisioned classics and original works. Keeping a child-like sense of play, we focus on the process of the actor and we are playing our part to keep Austin weird!
Weird City Theatre is a sponsored project of the Austin Creative Alliance, a nonprofit performing arts service organization

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