Lovecraft's The Call of Cthulhu on stage

Call of Cthulhu Visceral CompanyLocation: The Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Avenue, Hollywood

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Description: The Visceral Company, which gave us 2013's LOVECRAFT: NIGHTMARE SUITE, returns with another terrifying drama based on the work of the late New England author. The story involves the discovery of an ancient being, worshipped as a deity by a sinister cult, the existence of which overturns mankind's comfortable assumptions about his place in the cosmos (which turns out to be not so secure after all).

H.P. LOVECRAFT'S THE CALL OF CTHULHU is adapted and performed by Frank Blocker, who plays all the parts, including an archaeologist, a police detective, and a Norwegian sailor, all of whom discover pieces of the puzzle that add to the cumulative revelations of cosmic horror.

Dan Spurgeon, who helped develop the dramatization, directs. Sets and effects are by Johnny Burton; lighting by Joshua Silva; original music and Sound design by Tyler Burton; costume design by Moe Marks; and set construction by Ben Womick.

Performances of H.P. LOVECRAFT'S "THE CALL OF CTHULHU are on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8pm, with Sunday matinees at 3pm.

Special preview performances are on September September 19-21 26-28, after which the play runs through November 9 December 7. (UPDATE: Due to illness, the play was delayed from its originally scheduled September 19 debut.)

Preview performances are $10. Regular performances are $20; use the code ALHAZRED when you order online and get $5-off (not good for preview performances).