The Blood Brothers and Nosedive Productions

present

AN EVENING OF GRAND GUIGNOL HORROR

INTRODUCTION by MAC ROGERS

LIGHTS OUT

THE FINAL KISS by MAURICE LEVEL

VAGINA DENTATA byJAMES COMTOIS

THE KISS OF BLOOD by JEAN ATAGNY and FRANCIS NEILSON

BLINDED

 

78th Street Theatre Lab, 236 West 78th St. at Broadway, NYC

October 19 – 28, 2006

 

Directed by STEPHANIE WILLIAMS, PETE BOISVERT and PATRICK SHEARER

Costumes LAUREN CAVANAUGH

Lighting GABE EVANSOHN

Makeup CAT JOHNSON

Sets REBECCA COMTOIS

Sound PATRICK SHEARER

Stage Manager STEPHANIE WILLIAMS

Press Agent JAMES COMTOIS

Starring

Pete Boisvert – Patrick Shearer – Melanie Adelman – Desmond Dutcher

Laurel Keane – Marc Landers – Leah Carrell – Christopher Yustin

Anna Kull – Cat Johnson – Gavin Hoffman – Rebecca Comtois

and Brendan Farley

Just in time for Halloween, The Blood Brothers and Nosedive Productions are presenting AN EVENING OF GRAND GUIGNOL HORROR, an hour plus assortment of six pieces of theater, including vignettes and one-acts, all celebrating the Grand Guignol genre. Full of mirth and murder, this packed evening is a tasty treat, a guilty pleasure… full of tricks and treats.

Aside from drooling blood, the HORROR includes severed limbs, acid-burned skin, vicious blindings, mad hauntings and one truly raunchy decapitation. The action comes fast, and though not necessarily flawlessly executed, presented with a certain style that satisfies. The sets, costumes, lighting, music and makeup all add to the mood and heighten the desired effect.

For a show called AN EVENING OF GRAND GUIGNOL HORROR, I laughed a lot. Part of the point, and making the experience different from what I was expecting, but certainly enjoyable. Definitely not for everyone, and not recommended for children, however.

- Kessa De Santis -

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