“HORRORS”

The Gayton Kirk’s Three-Penny Theatre Presents

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 “HORRORS!”

A Halloween Play for Grown-Ups

By Ray Carver and Steve Snyder

OCTOBER 23, 2015 at 7 p.m.

And OCTOBER 24, 2015 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

A thrilling evening of tales about ghosts, madness, witches, vampires, & werewolves – all of them LIVE! ON STAGE!

Here’s the tales you’ll see:

“THE GOLDEN ARM” based on a story by Mark Twain

A campfire ghost story telling contest gets serious when one participant tells the tale of a grieving husband burying his wife out on the prairie, but then he remembers her artificial arm was made of gold – “Where’s my arm?!!!!”.

 

“HAUNTED HOUSE FOR RENT” based on a story by Henry James

“I knew the house was haunted the first time I saw it—“, and so does the landlord.  He’s renting it to a ghost.

 

“LUELLA MILLER” based on a story by Mary Wilks Freeman

Is she a witch or is she a vampire?  The only person who knows is going mad trying to get people to believe the terrible things that have happened.

 

“THE REFUGEE” based on a story by Jane Rice

Millie Cushman, an American expatriate, is trapped in Paris during World War Two trying to survive until a very strange refugee appears in her garden during the full moon.

 

“THE OPEN DOOR’ based on a story by Saki

Mr. Nuttle is vacationing with a man who’s out to drive him mad!

 

REMEMBER, “HORRORS!” is a Halloween play for grown-ups.

Please, leave the little ones at home.  The play is recommended for ages 13 and above.

 

Performances are:

Friday October 23, 2015, 7:00 pm

Saturday October 24, 2015, 2:00 pm & 7 pm
ALL Performances are at the Gayton Kirk –11421 Gayton Road, Henrico, Virginia 23238.

TICKETS

Three-Penny Theatre productions are “pay what you want” performances; every audience member names their own ticket price, $1, $3, $5, $10, $15 or more – any price they want to pay. For tickets click on Reserve Tickets  at the top of this page OR e-mail 3pennyplays@gmail.com OR call 741-5254.

MEET THE CREATORS OF “HORRORS!”

Mark Atkinson –  Onstage Performer & Dramaturg: Mark acted in Chicago at the Goodman Theatre, Chicago’s Theatre for the Deaf, Lyric Opera of Chicago, The Body Politic Theater.  He was also the Mascot for the White Sox and Chicago Bulls.

Will Atkinson- Onstage Performer:  Will last appeared as  the Young Edgar Allan Poe the Three-Penny production  The Rivah Home Companion.  He was active in theatre in school, appearing in a variety of roles on stage and in short films.

Ellen Bode  – Director & Dramaturg: Ellen has been a producer for Virginia Rep’s Bifocal Players.  She is on the board of Richmond’s Chamberlynn Actors Theater (CAT).  In 2011 Ellen received CAT’s lifetime achievement award.

Lorrie Carver – Technical Director: Lorrie worked the national tour of “Smokey Joe’sCafé” and did the lighting for country music star Lilah McCann.

Ray Carver – Playwright & Onstage Performer: Ray has worked for theatres across the country.  The Minneapolis Star-Tribune says he “catches the essence”.  Chicago’s Writer To Writer magazine says he “spins a ripping good yarn.

Ann Davis – Onstage Performer & Dramaturg: Ann has worked in all aspects and levels of theatre with companies all across the United States, including San Diego’s Old Globe and Wolf Trap in Washington D.C.  She is also artistic director of Richmond’s Huguenot Community Players.

Amber French— Music Director & Onstage Performer: Amber directs and acts in Northern Virginia: including  Fredericksburg’s Riverside Dinner Theater, CYT theater, and CCT theater.  Besides “Horrors!” she is currently working on a production of “Into The Woods”.  Amber has appeared in several films, including an upcoming project for Netflix.

Ryan Schuyler – Sound Technician: Ryan is an educator who remembers how important the arts were for him in school as a way to express himself.  He is out to ignite that spark in his own students now in class and by his own example of getting involved in helping to create theatre in Richmond.

Steve Snyder – Playwright: Former member of the Minneapolis Playwrights Center. Steve is now a Humanities professor at Grandview College.

COMING IN DECEMBER!!

Richmond Handbill 2015

The Three-Penny Theatre presents

“A CHRISTMAS CAROL: a ghost story for Christmas”

DECEMBER 19, 2015 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

All the Halloween ghost stories you enjoyed in October are just a memory, but not all ghost stories are for Halloween.  This Christmas season come see the Gayton Kirk’s Three-Penny Theatre production of “A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story for Christmas”, live on stage Saturday December 19 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Gayton Kirk in Richmond’s Far West End.

You know the story of Scrooge, and have seen it with Mr. Magoo or the Fonz on TV. Perhaps on a big screen as a musical with the Muppets, or as a computer generated 3D extravaganza.  This year treat yourself and enjoy this good story told well by professional actor Ray Carver in his one person show “A Christmas Carol”.  Chicago’s Writer To Writer magazine editor Barbra Croft says “Carver has rediscovered” this classic story and presents “a ripping good yarn.”

Carver, plays Scrooge’s creator Charles Dickens, spins the tale of the old miser playing all the characters from Scrooge to the ghosts to the whole Crachit family, including Tiny Tim.  30 different characters in all!  The Minneapolis Star-Tribune says Carver’s work “catches the essence”.

This one day only event happens on December 19th  at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Gayton Kirk –11421 Gayton Road, Henrico, Virginia 23238.  Bring the family, this production is affordable and appropriate for children 5 and above. Nursery will be available for children 5 and under.

Performances are:

Saturday December 19, 2015, 2:00 pm & 7 pm
ALL Performances are at the Gayton Kirk –11421 Gayton Road, Henrico, Virginia 23238.

TICKETS

Three-Penny Theatre productions are “pay what you want” performances; every audience member names their own ticket price, $1, $3, $5, $10, $15 or more – any price they want to pay. For tickets click on Reserve Tickets  at the top of this page OR e-mail 3pennyplays@gmail.com OR call 741-5254.

 

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