Theatre of Fear An Evening of Grand Guignol

The Secret Theatre
44-02 23rd St, New York, NY 11101
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

This is a series of gothic and macabre Grand Guignol plays just in time for the Halloween season. The System by Andre De Lorde Directed by Tim Sullivan Based on a story by Poe's this is the original story that begat the legend - 'The lunatics have taken over the asylum. Two journalists arrange to meet the director of the asylum to discuss his 'Soothing System'. Our unfortunate hacks discover too late that the bizarre parade of doctors and nurses are in fact the most deranged inmates who have imprisoned the Director and guards. Featuring Sarah Bonner [Goudron], Teresa Cajigas [Robert] Adam Feingold [Jean], Madeline Reed [Joyeuse], James D Brown [Henri], Dara Tiller [Plume], Becca Schall [Eugenie] Double Crossed by Richard Mazda Directed by Greg Cicchino What happens when Madame X, a dominatrix learns from her sex slave, Diaper Man, that her maid, Fifi, is having an affair with her husband Sebastian? The Madame takes revenge on the illicit lovers for their disrespect and deceit. Themes of fetishism, torture and comedy are melded together in this brand new play. Original posters from the French theatre of horror often depicted images which would not have been out of place on a Fetish website. Double Crossed takes this inspiration as a starting point to explore how even a supposed sadist suffers a normal lover's jealousy. Featuring Shelleen Kostabi [Madame X], Adam Feingold [Sebastian], Daniel Wolfe [Diaper Man] and Karina Baselyuk [Fifi] The Good Death by Richard Mazda Directed by Greg Cicchino The Good Death is based on an original Grand Guignol play, Euthanasia. The contemporary discussion of mercy killings is examined in a play where two doctors with opposing views debate the right to assisted suicide. Eleonora, a chronically ill, wheelchair bound but lucid patient wishes to die. Her sister Rhea has come to accept her morbid wish. Will Dr Mortice prevail or will Dr Porter insist that the sanctity of life overrides Eleonora's free will? Featuring Kirsten Andersen [Eleonora], Katie Braden [Rhea], Justin Randolph [Dr Porter] & Rachel Prescott [Dr Mortice] The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe Directed by Richard Mazda The story was first published in January 1843. "The Tell-Tale Heart" is widely considered a classic of the Gothic fiction genre and one of Poe's most famous short stories. It follows an unnamed narrator who insists on his sanity after murdering an old man with a "vulture eye". The murder is carefully calculated, and the murderer hides the body by cutting it into pieces and hiding it under the floorboards. Ultimately the narrator's guilt manifests itself in the hallucination that the man's heart is still beating under the floorboards. Daniel Wolfe [Edward II] stars as the deluded, murderous narrator. Special Halloween Show on Oct 31st, come in costume $5 OFF! Halloween After Party with the legendary Free! Trash Can Cocktails and Free! BBQ

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