The Mechanicals Theater Company is bringing spooky season to the iconic FLEA Theater with the world premiere of The Gothic Hour by Ruthellen Cheney and directed by Alexis Confer. The Gothic Hour is a NEW horror play set in 1999 in the recording studio of the fictional radio show of the same name.
Hosts Francis Mallory Cade and her husband Vincent Cade interview death row inmates, sometimes mere hours before their scheduled executions, to give their audience an inside look into the mind of the criminally insane. During one of those interviews, a figure from Francis’ past comes back to haunt her and threatens to upend her entire existence.
The radio show within the play touches on criminal justice themes: bias, stigma, and the brokenness of judging what's "good" or "evil" through the lens of a flawed system.
1hr 30min (1 intermission)
Opening Night: October 11, 2023
Final Performance: October 22, 2023