The Porters of Hellsgate make their debut at the annual Hollywood Fringe Festival with an original work by Associate Artistic Director, Gus Krieger. The world premiere of Deity Clutch by The Porters of Hellsgate was during the summer of 2010 at The Lex Theatre. Mr. Krieger returns to playwriting for the first time since The Secret Life of Ben Franklin at The Empty Stage and Honest Iago at The Cheney Theatre, both produced in 2005. Mr. Krieger wrote, directed, and co-produced the short film Ol’ Stan Levid, which premiered at the 2007 Screamfest Horror Film Festival. His produced feature screenplay The Killing Room was directed by Jonathan Liebesman, starred Academy Award nominee Chloë Sevigny and Academy Award winner Timothy Hutton, and premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.
Living in isolation, the outside world in mysterious global turmoil, a group of twelve disparate individuals must confront a deadly mystery before the encroaching darkness consumes them all. A heavenly hybridization of Hitchcockian thriller, post-apocalyptic fiction, and a hint of Shakespearean tragedy, Deity Clutch is a gritty delve into the human condition that uplifts the mind as it deprecates the whole of humanity.