HOUGHTON, MI, NOVEMBER 26, 2012 – - The Tech Theatre Company presents “Romancing Horror: Four Stories By H.P. Lovecraft!” in the McArdle Theatre, this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, November 29-December 1, at 7:30 pm each night. Join the Tech Theatre Company as they present the literary works of H.P. Lovecraft, “devised” for the stage, in an original theatrical production!
Growing from the fertile soil of the Romantics and the symbolist poets, HP Lovecraft surpassed his predecessor, Edgar Allen Poe, in perfecting the classic horror story. Since then every horror film concocted in Hollywood from the subtly and intrigue of Hitchcock to the evil of “Chucky” have followed Lovecraft’s mystery mantra. In the sedate salon of their New England home, Professor Rodney C. Phillips, world authority on horror fiction, and is somewhat eccentric but charming wife, Edith Abigail, conjure theatrical life into Lovecraft’s tales for their friends. Of course, there will be a surprise ending!
According to Director Roger Held, Chair, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, “’Devising’ is the contemporary expression for the common theatrical practice of creating a performance from non-dramatic literature, or a script developed through the improvisations or written contributions of the actors. Such theatre pieces also provide design and performance challenges students don’t usually experience in educational theatre programs.”
Tickets are $12.75/General Admission, Michigan Tech students are free. To purchase tickets, call (906)487-2073, go online at rozsa.mtu.edu , or visit Ticketing Operations at Michigan Tech’s Student Development Complex (SDC), 600 MacInnes Drive, in Houghton. SDC box office hours are 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Monday-Friday, and 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM Saturday and 12:00 noon – 8:00 PM on Sunday.