Shocktoberfest! 2009

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Opened Oct 1, 2009
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Shocktoberfest!! 2009 will consist of two plays, The Torture Garden (1922) by Pierre Chaine and Andre de Lorde, and The Phantom Limb, an original play in the Grand Guignol tradition commissioned by the Thrillpeddlers from New York playwright Rob Keefe. The Torture Garden (Le Jardin des supplices) is based on the infamous novel by Octave Mirbeau. Mirbeau's sensual and disturbing novel follows a young man's journey to the ends of desire and depravity in a grand Chinese palace garden where torture is enjoyed and practiced as a form of art itself--and of the mysterious woman who leads him there.The Phantom Limb is set in a New Orleans brothel during the days immediately following the American Civil War, where a rag-tag parade of wounded and mutilated Confederate soldiers have gathered for solace and healing at the hands of a money-hungry madam, who is only too willing to supply the young soldiers with their every need--until a dark and mysterious stranger arrives at her door one sultry afternoon.

Visit the Shocktoberfest! 2009 website:

http://thrillpeddlers.com/shocktoberfest-2009-the-torture-garden/