2012 Halloween Stage Review: Wicked Lit

Wicked Lit continues with performances on November 8-10. This October's incarnation of the Halloween Theatre Festival retains the spooky strengths manifested in previous years while adding a few new ingredients to the witch's brew. Once again, a trio of terrifying one-act plays is presented within the Mountain View Mausoleum and Cemetery. This season, there is a bit more playful interactivity with the “Story Guides,” who keep the audience on the right track and then play (sometimes unexpected) roles in the dramas themselves. Wicked Lit also serves up brief mini-performances (poetry readings and storytelling) between the main courses, creating the theatrical equivalent of an elaborate French meal, with multiple entrees separated by appetizing hors d'oeuvre.

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Stage Review: Courting Vampires - plus Undead Meataphor Discussion

This is the last weekend to see the Boston Court Theatre's premiere production of Courting Vampires, a play by Laura Schellhardt. I mentioned the play previously because I moderated a panel after the Thursday, May 21 performance, which featured guests David Ska (V is for Vampire) and Del Howison (Dark Delicacies). If you haven't made it out yet, you really should give this one a chance.

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