Lights Out in the Hermit’s Cave!

ensemble theatre · self produced · Ages 8+ · United States of America

world premiere
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JULIA NEWTON certified reviewer June 24, 2018
Don't let the funny bits fool you, this is an absolutely spooky piece of theater. So well done, so spine-tingling -- for real! Ghost stories in the dark, live foley, perfect acting, and spot-on directing -- what a great night of theater. And prizes! This was just an all-around wonderful show. Bravo, Angela Acuna & crew!... full review
DAVID MACDOWELL BLUE certified reviewer June 26, 2018
Lights Out at the Hermit's Cave comes from a place of pure fun. An ensemble of very good performers demonstrate over-the-top means "good" if done well and in the right context. This company, The Hermit's Cave, stages in a dark room horror radio plays from the 1940s. Not as radio plays, but rather acted out all around you the audience, albeit with a foley artist and live musician to add ambiance. It works! It works delightfully, even in a simple meeting room with most of the lights turned off. I can only imagine how spectacularly this concept might work in a different environment--somewhere with brick walls, maybe a stained glass window and/or an alcove! Of course this kind of thing just grabs the imagination of a Dark Shadows/Night Gal... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 09, 2018
The show was unique, entertaining, funny, and creepy! ... full review
DAVID KAVIN certified reviewer June 24, 2018
tagged as: entertaining · theatrical · fun · enjoyable · retro
An enjoyable throwback to the radio dramas our grandparents would have listened to, when their imaginations were a necessary part of the equation.... full review
CHARLES ZIARKO certified reviewer June 09, 2018
Welcome to a Big (8000 sq'!), Clean, New 2nd-floor collection of Performance Spaces @ Western & Santa Monica! Alas, ALL of its Fringe productions are Poor Prospects, a Bummer for a New-to-Fringe Venue! THIS show wins the WANE Award: "Worst Amateur Night Ever", at least in MY 5 years of festing! NOT a recreation of Old Time Radio and NOT a satire of it either. The Only Real Mystery is what these talent-free people THINK they're doing! There's a sound-effects table---but no efx! There's a keyboard---but (almost) no music! And the three-person cast frequently runs around the audience in dim-to-dark lighting! Were they directed to do so---by anyone? Will YOU care? I certainly didn't! ... full review