The leaves are turning, Halloween approaches, and our theatre community is working overtime to amaze and entertain. These shows are among the best seasonal offerings in live local theatre this weekend.
“Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” at TPAC
10/18 - 10/20
On the fog-bound streets of Victorian-era London, Henry Jekyll experiments with exotic “powders and tinctures” have brought forth his other self—Edward Hyde, a sensualist and villain free to commit the sins Jekyll is too civilized to comprehend. As Jekyll himself falls prey to Hyde’s control, the audience is taken along for the moral questions that arise as sympathy for Hyde and contempt for Dr. Jekyll challenge the traditional roles of good and evil.
“Macaberet” at Street Theatre
“This cabaret-style show will make you laugh ‘til it hurts with its outrageous look at the morbid and the macabre. Join your host, Phil Graves, and his cadaverous cohorts as they perform songs such as ‘Marriage is Murder,’ ‘Grave Mistake,’ and ‘Dead End Job’ that deal with love gone bad, obsessions, and strange things that go bump in the night. If you're in the mood for a ‘slightly warped, slightly psychotic and extremely macabre evening of cabaret-style entertainment,’ come enjoy a night of ghoulish fun with ‘deliciously dark songs guaranteed to tickle your funny bone.’”
"Cemetary Club" at Pull-Tight
10/19 & 10/20
"Cemetary Club" is a bittersweet comedy that follows three good friends who meet once a month to pay their respects to their husbands, who are all buried in the same cemetery. Each handles grief in her own way. Doris holds desperately to memories of her husband and lives in the past; Lucille hits the dating scene with gusto; and Ida, who has a new suitor, struggles to decide if she is ready to open her heart to love once again.
Remember- always make reservations!
Most theatres allow patrons to make reservations online (links included for you convenience) or by phone.