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Shocktoberfest 13: The Bride of Death
The Hypnodrome
San Francisco, CA
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Shocktoberfest 13: The Bride of Death
Note:  On-line ticket sales end two hours before curtain time.  If a performance 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 extra $10 per couple.  Winner of SF Weekly's "Best of San Francisco" Award for "Best Bonus Theater Experience" our 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 13:  The Bride of Death":

September 27, 28, and 29 are Preview Performances
October 3 is a benefit for Leukemia Lymphoma Society
(advance sales all seats $25, 100% goes to the charity)
October 4 is the Press Opening Night
(performs Thursday - Saturday at 8 pm through November 27)
October 30 and 31 are added Halloween Performances

THE PLAYS
"Coals of Fire"
A Classic Grand Guignol Thriller by Fredrick Whitney
Directed by Flynn DeMarco

Banned in Britian in 1922 for the play's use of graphic violence and immoral subject matter, Thrillpeddlers revive this one-act play that was originally intended for the stage of London's Grand Guignol theatre.

"I'm A Mummy"
A Vintage British Music Hall Act

"The Bride of Death"
A One-Act Horror Play by Michael Phillis
Based on characters and story ideas by Flynn DeMarco and Michael Phillis
Directed by Russell Blackwood

It is the mid 1940s, somewhere along the California coast. A Reporter and his Photographer have been sent to the sprawling home of aging actress Evelyn Maxwell. Famous for her "101 Death Scenes" in the London Grand Guignol, Maxwell is rumored to be making a comeback in film, reprising the role that made her infamous onstage: The Bride of Death.  But all is not as it seems when they arrive. The Butler and Maid are hiding something.  The Doctor is harboring a terrible secret in his basement laboratory. A mysterious young woman is singing inside the walls. And Evelyn Maxwell has not aged a single day in her thirty years away from the spotlight.

"Those Beautiful Ghouls"
Music and Lyrics by Scrumbly Koldewyn

Leigh Crow sings of about the attributes of Shocktoberfest's undead showgirls in this original production number.

"The Twisted Pair"
A One-Act Black Comedy by Rob Keefe
Directed by Russell Blackwood and Flynn DeMarco

When a poverty stricken American scientist learn of Crick and Watson's discovery of DNA in England, he decides that "funding follows fame" and sets out to be famous, no matter what the cost.

CAST:  Lisa Appleyard, Russell Blackwood, Steve Bolinger, Leigh Crow, Flynn DeMarco, Rory Davis, Nancy French, Dalton Goulette, Jim Jeske, Zelda Koznofski, Annie Larson, Bruna Palmeiro, Michael Phillis, Bonni Suval, Andy Wenger.

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Location

The Hypnodrome (View)
575 10th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
United States


Categories

Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Other > Holiday
Social > LGBT

Minimum Age: 12
Non-Smoking: Yes!

Contact

Owner: The Hypnodrome
On BPT Since: Mar 04, 2006
 
Russell Blackwood
415-377-4202
blackwood@thrillpeddlers.com
http://www.thrillpeddlers....
 


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