Halloween Happenings: Theater That Will Haunt You

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive.


Photo by Brittanie Bond

As Halloween approaches, check out some thrilling theatrical options around the city:

 

Warehouse of Horrors: Gowanus ’73:  This interactive haunted warehouse experience, from UglyRhino Productions, explores purportedly true events from Brooklyn in the 1970s. This dynamic production envelops audience members into the scary stories of murders taking place at an underground rave party (with cocktails included). Runs at the Brooklyn Lyceum through November 2. www.uglyrhinonyc.com

 

The Pumpkin Pie Show: Horse Trade Theater Group presents a 3-night-only edition of Clay McLeod Chapman’s perennial thrill-fest. Actors include Hanna Cheek, Abe Goldfarb, Brian Silliman and Kevin Townley. Runs at Under St. Marks October 25-27. http://claymcleodchapman.com/events/event/10-25-10-27-the-pumpkin-pie-show-halloween-all-stars

 

The Blood Brothers Presents…Reanimated: Nosedive Productions’ horror anthology series will present a best-of edition on October 31 at the Kraine Theater, offering up some of the series’ creepiest stories, including tales of terror and – gulp – disfigurement. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/288368

 

Macbeth: Raife Baker directs and adapted this darkly demented take on Shakespeare’s tragedy. This gender-bender imbues the tale of corrupt ambition with equal amounts of fright and humor. Previews of this performance at the Crook Theater Company begin October 26 at Access Theater with an October 31 opening. http://macbeth.brownpapertickets.com.

 

Carnival des Corbeaux: For six nights, the McKittrick Hotel, which plays host to that other Macbeth adaptation, Sleep No More, will celebrate Halloween with a six-night costume party event. From October 26 through the 31st, requires SNM guests to attend wearing themed costumes and treats them to a Halloween celebration following each night’s performance. A full list of the six themes can be found at
http://www.theatermania.com/off-broadway/shows/sleep-no-more_177316/

 

House of Ghostly Haunts: Cardone the magician’s spook show continues to thrill audiences at the Canal Park Playhouse. This vaudeville throwback’s weekly Tuesday show celebrates the history of scary magic while creating a few scares of its own, with tricks involving razor blades, guillotines and ghosts. www.canalparkplayhouse.com.

 

No tricks here – all of these scares are guaranteed to be a treat.

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