'Tis the season of spook, and our partner organizations are delivering quite a scare! Here's a comprehensive guide to All Hallow's Eve events around Seattle.
Shredder Orpheus @ On the Boards
Oct 31 @ 9:00 PM
To save the world and his kidnapped wife, Orpheus must penetrate the world of the dead and free the television airwaves. Armed with a futuristic guitar and a skateboard from hell, Orpheus storms onto the EBN stage to liberate the airwaves and rescue his wife. It's our Weird of the Week--mostly because this sentence describes it: "Orpheus’ journey to the underworld is reworked as a post-apocalyptic skate rock-opera." Plus, it's a film at OtB! Chyeah brah.
Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom @ UW Undergraduate Theatre Society
Through Nov 2
In a suburban subdivision with identical houses, parents find their teenagers addicted to an online horror video game. The game setting? A subdivision with identical houses. The goal? Smash through an army of zombies to escape the neighborhood for good. But as the line blurs between virtual and reality, both parents and players realize that fear has a life of its own. So, yeah, zombies anyone? We know you've got your apocalypse supplies stored somewhere.
Little Shop of Horrors @ Grand Illusion Cinema
Oct 31 @ 7:00 PM
Join Grand Illusion for the original LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (1960!!!), Roger Corman's black-comedy horror cult classic -- dreamed up while intoxicated, and shot in only two days on a leftover set. A schnook at a skid row florist breeds a plant that eats human flesh and cracks wise. Bloody hilarity ensues, including young Jack Nicholson's famous bit as a dental masochist! Plus: spooky shorts!
The Rocky Horror Show @ Renton Civic Theatre
Oct 30 @ 7:30 PM
Oct 31 & Nov 1 @ 8:00 PM
Oct 31 @ 11:45 PM
A humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B–movies of the late 1940s through early 1970s, this musical tells the story of a newly engaged couple getting caught in a storm and coming to the home of a mad transvestite scientist unveiling his new creation, a muscle man named Rocky Horror. The musical has since developed a cult following and was also adapted into the 1975 film The Rocky Horror Picture Show, starring Tim Curry as Dr. Frank-N-Furter.
Seattle Radio Theatre: LIVE Halloween Radio Play, "A Walk in the Dark" @ Town Hall
Oct 30 @ 8:00 PM
This Halloween, Seattle Radio Theatre returns with the magic of a LIVE old-timey radio drama. This year’s performance brings a spookily original piece written and directed by Feliks Banel. The spine-tingling tale “A Walk in the Dark” will inspire delight — and fright — in listeners. Starring John Curley, Dave Ross, and other KIRO favorites, the show also features Tracey Conway, Jim Dever, and other members of the SRT ensemble. With live music and bang-up sound effects, the show is a trip back in time to the Golden Age of radio drama. The performance is suitable for all ages — just be sure to plug the ears of little ones during the especially spooky parts!
Afterlife: Life and Death...Improvised @ Unexpected Productions
Oct 31 @ 8:30 PM
Through Nov 22
What lies at the threshold between life and death? How will we be remembered? Big questions, to be sure, but Unexpected Productions' "Afterlife: Life and Death...Improvised" tackles the traditions, taboos, myths, legends and assumptions about life, death and afterlife with humor! This is the time of year said to be the brief period when the veil between this world and the next is at its thinnest... perhaps something other-worldy will appear to you inbetween laughs.
NT Live: Frankenstein @ SIFF Cinema Uptown
Oct 31 & Nov 2 @ 6:00 PM
Nov 1 @ 9:00 PM
Nick Dear's adaptation of Frankenstein, based on the classic novel by Mary Shelley, features a creature childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form. Cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker, the friendless creature meets with cruelty wherever he goes. Increasingly desperate and vengeful, he determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.
Back by popular demand for Halloween, this 2011 production features Benedict Cumberbatch (YAAAS) as "the creature" and Jonny Lee Miller as Victor Frankenstein.