Winner of the The Hollywood Encore Producers Award!
Nominee for Best World Premiere of Fringe 2023
From deep in the dark, tremulous mire of non-Euclidian dreamscapes and grasping tentacles, 20th century American writer H.P. Lovecraft’s impact on modern media is almost incalculable. From tabletop games like Dungeons and Dragons, to video games like Bloodborne, to media darlings like Stranger Things, Lovecraft has shaped the way that we see fear as the “Father of Cosmic Horror” – the terror of coming face to face with the utterly unfathomable, and the existential dread in knowing you are completely insignificant amongst the vast and terrible cosmos. He was also so painfully racist he named his beloved black cat ******-Man.
This is a story of legacy and intention, of context and consequences, and of how much we’re willing to swallow.
CONTENT WARNING: Racism, flashing lights
About the Playwright and Actor: Casey Alcoser is a Los Angeles-based actor and writer, who has appeared in “How to Make Her Cheat,” “Story of My Life,” and “Sympathy for the Devil.” On stage, he’s played in “Landscape of the Body,” “Mirror, Mirror,” “Arena: A House Musical,” and the 2021 Fringe recipient of Best Comedy and Best Musical, “Gideon and the Blundersnorp” by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Casey also serves as the host and narrator for J.C. Calciano’s “Steamy Story Podcast.”
Where: The Zephyr Theatre, 7456 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046 (please arrive early, there is no parking lot)
Thursday June 1 2023, 7:45 PM
Sunday June 18 2023, 11:15 AM
Wednesday June 21 2023, 7:15 PM
Saturday June 24 2023, 9:00 PM
EXTENDED SHOW DATES
Friday June 30 2023, 6:45 PM
Saturday July 8 2023, 4:00 PM
Tickets are priced at $15 and available online or at the show’s box office.