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Phantom Airwaves and Chicago Hauntings invite you to experience the horror of Krampus night, when St. Nicholas and his diabolical sidekick Krampus visit the homes of children around the world, bringing gifts for the good–and kidnapping the bad. Food and festive fun will be on tap, as well as a cash bar. Featuring readings from Michael Esposito and Ursula Bielski’s “Krampusnacht Book of Cautionary Tales,” traditional German folktales, Chicago’s German-American ghost stories, and the haunting music of Phantom Airwaves. Plus . . . a visit from Krampus himself! At the beautiful Skyline lounge in the historic D.A.N.K. Haus German American Cultural Center. 4740 N. Western Avenue, Chicago. $10. New, unwrapped toys collected for donation!
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WildClaw Theatre presents the world premiere stage adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Shadow Over Innsmouth”. Previewing December 12th, then opening Friday, December 13th, 7:30pm at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 North Southport, Chicago, IL. Running through January 26th, 2014 with performance times Thursday thru Saturday at 7:30pm, and Sunday at 3pm.
Directed by Shade Murray, and featuring company members Steve Herson, Brian Amidei, and Ele Matelen, with Brittany Burch, Christy Arington, Mark Pracht, Jude Roche, Katey Kerman, Bob Kruse, Mary Jo Bolduc, Matt Farabee, Adam Shalzi, David Seeber, and Brady Johnson.
Small towns have big secrets. In the dead of winter, an eager young student of anthropology is pulled toward the strange and isolated village of Innsmouth, Massachusetts, where the only thing more disquieting than the furtive townsfolk is the pervasive odor of death, decay, and rotting fish in the air. Some say a pagan cult drove all of the orthodox churches out. Some say there are endless tunnels beneath the town. And some say they’ve seen devils on the reef by the light of the moon. But all who hear its name, spoken in hushed whispers throughout New England, will agree on one thing: there is a dark and sinister shadow over Innsmouth.
WildClaw is thrilled to present the World Premiere adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Shadow Over Innsmouth”. This terrifying journey of life, home and transformation continues WildClaw Theatre’s quest to bring intelligent and imaginative horror to the Chicago stage.
Shade Murray (A Red Orchid Theatre) has assembled a remarkable production team for “The Shadow Over Innsmouth”. Adapted for the stage by WildClaw Company Member Scott T. Barsotti, set design by John Ross Wilson, costume and makeup design by WildClaw Artistic Director Allison Greaves Amidei, lighting design by Heather Gilbert, and sound design by Mikey Moran and Mikhail Fiksel.
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Strangeloop Theatre presents
The Nutracker Nightmare
A tale of Christmas joy & horror
“The stockings are hung by the chimney with care, but oh, little children, the toys beware. The Doll Queen is coming with her icy stare, into your dreams creeps the Nutcracker Nightmare.”
In a world where dolls come to life and little children dream of sugar plum fairies, a new evil has emerged from the toy box. It’s up to one young girl, a rag doll, a toy soldier and a ballerina mouse to prevent the total destruction of Christmas. Where’s the Nutcracker when you need him?
Strangeloop’s holiday production provides a sequel to E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic holiday tale, but this time Marie and the toys face an enemy far worse than mice that threaten to chew up dresses and eat sugar toys — and all without her precious Nutcracker to save them.
The cast includes: Lauren Bourke, Carrie Campana, Elana Elyce, Letitia Guillaud, Jaclyn Jensen, Tim Lee, Allison McCorkle, Carolyn Minor, Mark Edward Penzien, Holly Robison, Andrew Todaro and Chad Wise.
Written and directed by Strangeloop company member Maria Burnham, Nutcracker Nightmare runs two nights only: Sunday, December 15, and Monday, December 16, at 8 p.m. at Mary’s Attic, 5400 N Clark St. in Chicago, (above Hamburger Mary’s). Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or in advance at Brown Paper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/511457.
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The Sixth Annual International Festival of Radio Horror Plays
Chicago, IL – WildClaw Theatre Company proudly presents DEATHSCRIBE 2013, the Sixth Annual International Festival of Radio Horror Plays, on Monday December 2rd, at 8:00pm. This collection of spine-tingling audio nightmares will be presented at the historic Mayne Stage Theatre, 1328 W. Morse Ave, Chicago. Admission is $30 ($23 for students w/ identification).
Continuing our pursuit of intelligent, imaginative horror storytelling, we solicited and received over 100 original works from both theatre and horror aficionados around the world. The final five will be performed by some of Chicago’s finest actors, accompanied by Seeking Wonderland and a team of sound effects artists. The winner of the “Bloody Axe” will be chosen by a panel of horror and theatre experts. DEATHSCRIBE 2013 will present the following five original horror radio plays:
- “Strange Weather”, written by Travis Williams, directed by Jan Blixt (Michigan Shakespeare Festival).
- “We Apologize For The Inconvenience”, written by Chelsea Paice, directed by Kevin Theis (Seanachai Theatre, Deathscribe 2012).
- “The Monroe County Pumpkin Queen”, written by Joseph Zettelmaier, directed by Laura Hooper (Black Box Acting).
- “Record/Record”, written by Mark Harrison, directed by Jeffrey Gardner (Our Fair City)
- “Cheap Plastic Mask”, written by Jake Carr, directed by Noah Simon
This guarantees to be a unique and thrilling night of horrifically alternative holiday entertainment. For more info please visit us at www.wildclawtheatre.com. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.maynestage.com/Wildclaw-Deathscribe.aspx or by phone at the Mayne Stage box office, (773)381-4554.
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Student Alliance for Leadership and Education will have their 2nd Annual Zombie Trail at Northeastern Illinois University. The website is www.saleneiu.wix.com/zombie-trail
The world has descended into panic as the slow infestation of the undead marches across NEIU, consuming everything living in its path. Come hunt for Dia de los Muertos items while you try to escape from the living dead.
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Chicago, IL (October 31, 2013): Looking for Last Minute Halloween Fun? Gorilla Tango Theatre has THREE Halloween-inspired performances to tickle your funny bone!
In the mood for a spooky evening of one-acts? STROKES BEFORE THE COMING OF MIDNIGHT/DEAD. DRUNK. GIRLS. follows two separate tales. Time is running out for someone, as several disturbing characters gather together for a strange New Year’s Eve party in “Strokes Before the Coming of Midnight,” and “Dead. Drunk. Girls” explores the horror genres’ best stereotype: the tragically drunk girl. Follow a bartender as she navigates through stories of grind house suspense – one by one – witnessing the downfall of the innocent and reckless.
October 31st at 7:30pm ($18)
Soft, eerie moans. The relentless approach of shuffling footsteps. And glitter. So. Much. Glitter. In BOOBS OF THE DEAD: A WALKING DEAD BURLESQUE, the Sheriff awakes to find that a virus has taken over the world and has transformed the majority of Chicago into undead zombie burlesque dancers. The apocalypse has never been hotter.
October 31st at 9pm ($28-$35)
And last but not least, maybe zombies are exactly your thing, but boobs are? Well come howl at the Geek Girls as Gorilla Tango Burlesque presents SPOOKY BOOBS! A HALLOWEEN NIGHT CABARET! Witches, werewolves, and singing mermaids come together for a one night only Halloween cabaret hosted by Bonnie Cupcakes and Mo Less. Don’t miss some of GTB’s hottest ladies as they show you how sexy being scary can be!
October 31st at 10:30pm ($28-$35)
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