LOVE U LOVECRAFT
“The oldest and strongest emotion in mankind is fear. And the oldest and strongest kind of fear is the fear of the unknown.”
– H.P. Lovecraft
You’re somewhere but you don’t know where
People stare at you but you don’t know who they are
You feel guilty but you don’t know what you did
Something is hidden but you don’t know what it is
You’re afraid but you don’t know why
Channeling a little bit of horror, a little bit of fear, the company delves into H.P. Lovecraft’s famous short story, The Color Out of Space. In the tale, an unnamed narrator pieces together the story of an area known by the locals as the “blasted heath” in the wild hills west of Arkham, Massachusetts. The narrator discovers that many years ago a meteorite crashed there, draining the life force from anything living nearby; vegetation grows large, but tasteless, animals are driven mad and deformed into grotesque shapes, and the people go insane or die one by one.
Using the story as a point of departure, the company explores storytelling as an act of conjuring, creating a piece whose themes speak to our subconscious, primal fears. Through image, text and movement, the company presents this new experimental work, a collage of associations, populated small towns, strange characters, dark forests, rituals, weird ancestries and dreams that are portals into other worlds.
For those that loved The Other Theatre’s acclaimed Lovecraft Lab of 2013, here is a chance to dive again into the Lovecraftian universe!
LOVE U LOVECRAFT | a new creation, inspired by H.P. Lovecraft
Directed by Stacey Christodoulou
Dates: March 22-April 2, 2016
Venue: Théâtre La Chapelle | Scènes Contemporaines (3700, rue St. Dominique)
Schedule: 8:00 PM, Tuesday to Saturday
Tickets Regular: $29 $; Students and professional artists: $25; La Chapelle subscribers: $22; Groups:
Main Photo and Poster Image: Michael Slobodian
Study guide and brochure
Review from Matt and Nic at Re:Stage!
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