Get Spooky at Know Theatre’s HALLOWEEN HORROR DOUBLE BILL

KTC_Halloween Horror promo

13 DEAD DREAMS OF EUGENE from Paul Strickland & Erika Kate MacDonald
and THE ZOMBIE ODYSSEY TRILOGY Ricky Coates
October 20 – November 4, 2017

Know Theatre’s landmark 20th Anniversary Season continues this October with a special, limited run of not one but TWO original Halloween shows!

Created by Cincinnati Fringe Festival veterans Paul Strickland & Erika Kate MacDonald and Ricky Coates & Sadie Bowman, these two brand-new tales of horror (and unexpected humor) take over the Know MainStage and will run in repertory from October 20 – November 4.

13 DEAD DREAMS OF EUGENE comes to us from Paul Strickland & Erika Kate MacDonald, creators of past Cincy Fringe favorites Trailer Park Trilogy, Ice Candle (now titled “Evacuated!”), and co-creators of 2015’s Andy’s House of [blank]. These perennial Cincy Fringe hitmakers never disappoint in their theatricality or creativity!

Their new, unsettling shadow play with music is based on a true story, and was originally developed for the Minnesota Horror Fest in 2016.

Synopsis: 1929, a dead body is found and placed on display in hopes of identification. That’s when the “Dead Dreams” began. Experience the shared recurring nightmares that haunted the sleepy town of Sabina OH, and the stranger-than-fiction story of “Eugene.”

Running in repertory with 13 DEAD DREAMS OF EUGENE is THE ZOMBIE ODYSSEY, a trilogy of solo-performance zombie tales created by Ricky Coates (previously seen at Cincy Fringe in Tesla ex Machina).

THE ZOMBIE ODYSSEY is an unexpected story about the humanity of a zombie that’s a unique blend of physical theater and radio drama and unfolds in three episodes…

THE ZOMBIE ODYSSEY (Episode 1)

A fatality. A wakening. A hunger. So begins newly undead Brian Smith’s epic journey to reunite with his wife. As he battles through an all-too-familiar landscape, getting shot, stripped, strangled, chewed, drugged, and electrocuted, the line between man and monster begins to blur…

THE IDES OF UNDEAD MARCH (Episode 2)

The Zombie uprising meets Julius Caesar. Brian Smith reappears as the Prophet of the Phoenix, spreading the “Word of the Host” along the help of his hearse-driving herald, Eli. Unfortunately, this pilgrimage is proving dangerously infectious…

DAUGHTER OF THE DEAD (Episode 3)

In a world where robot drones war with zombie hordes, Penny Smith smuggles herself across a torn land, searching for the man who started it all, her husband. In her arms, she carries the fate of zombies and humans alike. The final act brings audiences to the bottom of the rabbit hole in a post-apocalyptic sci-fi extravaganza, as Sadie Bowman (Calculus: The Musical, The Famous Haydell Sisters) joins Ricky Coates for the most ambitious play of the trilogy.

Told in the style of an action movie, often with just one actor on stage, THE ZOMBIE ODYSSEY TRILOGY is an R-rated concoction of puppets, robots, philosophy, fights, blood, guts, sex, and dark laughs – just about everything you would want in Halloween-themed entertainment! Each episode is a standalone story in its own style, but Cincinnati audiences will be the first to have the chance to experience the complete epic narrative by seeing all three!

Celebrate the spookiest time of year with this limited-time-only double bill from two sets of the nation’s most innovative fringe theatre performers – only at Your Theatrical Playground.

13 DEAD DREAMS OF EUGENE and THE ZOMBIE ODYSSEY TRILOGY take the stage October 20 – November 4.

Production: Halloween Double Bill featuring 13 DEAD DREAMS OF EUGENE and THE ZOMBIE ODYSSEY

When:

13 DEAD DREAMS OF EUGENE

  • 7:30pm October 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28, November 1, 2, 3, 4
  • 3:00pm October 22, 29

THE ZOMBIE ODYSSEY (Episode 1)

  • 9:00pm October 20, 25; November 2
  • 3:00pm October 21, 28

THE IDES OF UNDEAD MARCH (Episode 2)

  • 9:00pm October 21, 26, 28; November 3
  • 5:00pm October 22
  • 3:00pm November 4

DAUGHTER OF THE DEAD (Episode 3)

  • 9:00pm October 27; November 4
  • 7:30pm October 30
  • 5:00pm October 29

Where: Know Theatre of Cincinnati. 1120 Jackson Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202.
In historic Over-the-Rhine.

Tickets:

  • $15 regular price
  • Tickets can be purchased by visiting knowtheatre.com or calling 513.300.5669 (KNOW).

Know Theatre is Cincinnati’s Theatrical Playground. The Know showcases unexpected voices, new works, and plays that embrace the inherent theatricality of the live experience. Know Theatre seeks to be a place where artists and audiences feel welcome to take artistic risks, creating work that is cutting edge and accessible.

Know Theatre’s work is made possible, in part, by the generosity of community contributions to the ArtsWave Campaign.

The Ohio Arts Council helps fund Know Theatre with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

Know Theatre is also supported by The Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation, helping to change our communities for the better through collaboration and innovation, and the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, which provides a simple, powerful, and highly personal approach to giving.

Know Theatre is a member of Theatre Communications Group and an Associate member of the National New Play Network.

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