Capital University Theatre will present The Girl with No Hands: Tales of Horror, Sorrow, and Woe by Grimms, Hoffman and Poe Thursday, October 11, through Saturday, October 13, at 8 pm and Sunday, October 14, at 2 pm.
By combining some of Grimm’s grimmest stories with Heinrich Hoffman’s Struwwelpeter tales about children who misbehave, and some of Edgar Allen Poe’s strangest and saddest short stories and poems, this show will set the stage for the Halloween season. Directed by Dan Heaton, the production also pays homage to the French Grand Guignol style of theatre—a gratuitously gory and macabre mix of blood, horror, and shock (with some cheesy humor thrown in for good measure).
All University Theatre performances will be given in the Cabaret Theatre, located on the lower level of the Harry C. Moores Campus Center on Capital’s Bexley campus, unless another venue is specified below. Tickets cost $7 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. They’re free for students with a current Capital I.D. For more information, call 614-236-7174.
On Tuesday, October 16, at 10 pm, Fat Tuesday Debutantes Improvisational Comedy Group will present its Halloween-themed show, So Funny It’s Scary, in Huntington Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.