Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Dark Matter - Thursday Night - Pay what you like, what you can, what you want, blah blah, just come out...

we'd love to see you on opening night...
fr real...
thursday night
midtown arts center

make the umbrella holder happy and call for a reservation even...

Mike Switzer
(a.d. and stage manager, Dark Matter)

Dark Matter:
Five Gothic Tales of Horror
By Don Nigro

Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company takes a journey to the dark side of
romance this summer with five short plays of gothic horror by Don
Nigro. The plays include:

Lucy and the Mystery of the Vine Encrusted Mansion. An eccentric
comedy that is a "Gorey drawing come to life" in which a girl,
'sixteen and lost', becomes entangled in a tale of her own invention
that may not allow her to return from it sane.

The Malefactor's Bloody Register. A true story of abuse and murder
from the pages of the notorious eighteenth century compendium of
crime, The Newgate Calendar, in which three young girls tell of the
horrors they suffered at the hands of a mad midwife. "One lived, one
died, one was lost. Which is which?"

Higgs Field. Andromeda awakens from a dream about ravens and runs to
Higgs Field, where surreal metaphors of modern physics spring to life
as a Gothic nightmare.

Darkness Like a Dream. A lonely actress cast as a fairy in A Midsummer
Night's Dream leads a man on an eerie journey through a labyrinth of
dark country roads, growing more and more afraid of what will happen
when they stop.

Joan of Arc in Autumn. A young woman speaks about her confused
memories of her life and martyrdom, which now seems like a dream in
which there is much whispering and everything is burning. Perhaps she
is a mad girl found in a brothel; perhaps not.

Contact: 832-418-0973 or email

Who: Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company
What: Dark Matter: Five Gothic Tales of Horror
When: July 5, 6, 7, 9,12,13,14,16, 19, 20, 21
Where: Midtown Art Center, 3414 LaBranch at Holman
Price: Preview Show, Thursday, July 5- Pay What you like
Saturday, opening night party and show- $25.00

Other shows:
$10.00 on Thursdays
$12.00 on Fridays and Saturdays.

Two "pay as you like" Mondays, July 9 and July 16

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