Shocktoberfest 12: FEAR OVER FRISCO
Note: On-line ticket sales end two hours before curtain time. The remainder of the run is sold out. A standby list starts each night at 7:30 pm. Ticket refunds and exchanges are only available for twelve hours after the original ticket purchase.
About SEATING OPTIONS at Thrillpeddlers' Hypnodrome:
Our intimate venue seats only forty-five guests, so we do recommend purchasing your tickets in advance. "General Admission" seats are filled on a first-come basis and we encourage patrons to arrive early (the doors open a 1/2 hour before show time). For couples seeking privacy and an extra jolt during Thrillpeddlers' signature blackout spook show, "Shock Box" seats are well worth the higher ticket price of $70 per couple. Winner of SF Weekly's "Best of San Francisco 2008" Award for "Best Bonus Theater Experience" our "interactive audience-invading" Shock Boxes are themed loveseats (Heaven and Hell, The Pharaoh's Tomb, and The Asylum of Shock), that offer the same opportunity for illicit trysting that was once a feature of the Parisian Theatre du Grand Guignol - thanks to a sheer curtain that can be drawn to conceal the goings on inside each private booth. In our "Turkish Lounge" for two, couples may bask in decadent languor and kick back among oriental carpets and silken pillows while enjoying the show.
About "Shocktoberfest 12: FEAR OVER FRISCO":
The blood-thirsty spectacle of the Grand Guignol seeps into the shadowy cinematic world of film noir in "Shocktoberfest 12: FEAR OVER FRISCO," a collaboration between the city's renowned Thrillpeddlers and "Czar of Noir" Eddie Muller, author of the evening's three plays. Each tale leads the audience through a different period of terror and titillation in San Francisco's noir-stained history: the contemporary déjà vu dread of "The Grand Inquisitor," the post-WWII hysterics of "An Obvious Explanation," and the Prohibition era high- and low-life of "The Drug." In addition, "Shocktoberfest!! 12: FEAR OVER FRISCO" features musical director Scrumbly Koldewyn's merrily macabre musical interludes. The bill culminates with Thrillpeddlers' famed black-out spook show finale when ghostly apparitions materialize before the audience's startled eyes. The Hypnodrome's "Shock Box" seats provide pairs of patrons with privacy and an added jolt of "lights-out thrills".
In THE GRAND INQUISITOR, an odd young woman with a cache of used books comes calling on an elderly recluse that she believes is the widow of San Francisco's most notorious serial killer. Twenty real-time minutes culminate in an unexpected and shocking climax.
In AN OBVIOUS EXPLANATION,heist goes awry when the crook who stashed the loot suffers amnesia. An ambitious doctor intends to solve the problem with her untested "memory" serum. The results are more dramatic than she expected - which is not a good thing.
In THE DRUG, a promising young deputy DA's efforts to crack the case of a celebrated artist's disfigurement are thwarted - by the prosecutor's own desire for the prime suspect. René Berton's classic two-act Grand Guignol, originally set in Saigon, is transposed and adapted by Muller to 1929 San Francisco.
The Hypnodrome (View)
575 10th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103