For one weekend only, Slipstream will produce its annual Penny Dreadful Halloween experience. They explore themes of madness, art and terror in Penny Dreadful 2016: Under the Yellow Sign. Weaving together three narratives adapted from The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers, and Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka, it tells a chilling tale about blurring the lines between art and insanity. A young artist discovers an ancient play that drives one to the edge of madness, and brings his muse with him over the edge. A young woman is locked away for her own good, with nothing but her imagination for company. And a sister re-enacts her brother’s tragic devolution into a writhing vermin, and the destruction of her family. All under the Yellow Sign of an ancient evil…
This year, Slipstream offers a completely immersive experience, featuring room-to-room performances ranging from the unnerving to the truly terrifying, as well as a brand new escape room scenario.
The cast features Laura Heikkinen, Steve Carson and Nick Rowley in The Yellow Sign, Kaitlyn Bourque, Ryan Ernst and Maya Gangadharan in The Yellow Wallpaper, and Victoria Witherspoon in Metamorphosis, as well as Tiaja Sabrie, Dan Miller and Andy Bearse. The production and adaptation is directed by Luna Alexander, Miles Boucher, Nick Rowley, Patrick Flanagan and Daniel Miller, with technical design and execution by Ryan Ernst, and costumes by Tiaja Sabrie and Laura Heikkinen.
The production runs Saturday Oct. 29 and Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance only and available via http://www.slipstreamti.com or by emailing InsideTheSlipstream@gmail.com. Slipstream Theatre Initiative is located at 460 Hilton in Ferndale.
This production may be inappropriate for ages under 13.