CTHULHU: THE MUSICAL!, by Puppeteers for Fears
Puppeteers for Fears, the NW's only puppet horror musical theater company, is bringing its original show, "Cthulhu: the Musical," to Portland for two nights only!
The play is a powerhouse that sold out six straight weeks of performances in fall of 2016, and has left audiences giddy with its sophisticated combination of psychological horror themes, catchy songs, and comedic anarchy.
Cthulhu: the Musical! is adapted from the 1929 short story, "The Call of Cthulhu, by horror icon, H.P. Lovecraft, and tells the story of his most famous creation: Cthulhu, a giant, malevolent, octopus-faced elder demon who hibernates beneath the ocean, communicating to humans through their dreams, slowly driving them mad. But it tells that story with elaborate hand-and-rod (Muppet style) puppets, and an original score that moves seamlessly between pirate chanties, power-ballads, dissonant laments, and heavy metal.
Though Lovecraft is not as much of a household name as writers like Stephen King or Edgar Allen Poe, he is widely considered to be the creator of the genre of gothic horror, and the creatures and themes he created are highly influential on modern literature of all genres. The story PFF chose to adapt is dark, disturbing, and totally unfit for musical comedy--all qualities that make it a perfect fit for their irreverent style.
Performances will feature live puppetry, a full rock band, and digital multimedia projections courtesy of visual artist and PFF technical and scenic director, Aubry Hollingshead.
"Cthulhu: the Musical," will be directed by Eric Solis, using an original script and songs from playwright Josh Gross, and a new cast of hand-made puppets hand and rod--or muppet-style--puppets from master crafter Brooke Sharp. It stars Rachel Routh, Reece Bredl, Beth Boulay, Alyssa Marie Mathews, and Stephen Connolly. The band includes Moreno on drums, Will Shapiro on bass, and Josh Gross on guitar.
8pm Friday, July 14 and Saturday, July 15 at The Shoebox Theater
Run time is approximately two hours with an intermission.
NOTE: Attendees should be aware that though this is a puppet show, it is NOT a children's show. The material is R-rated, and children should be brought to matinees only at parent's discretion.
The Shoe Box Theater (View)
2110 SE 10th Ave.
Portland, OR 97214
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|