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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tech Theatre Company to present "Romancing Horror: Four Stories By H.P. Lovecraft!" Nov. 29 - Dec. 1

HOUGHTON -- The Tech Theatre Company will present "Romancing Horror: Four Stories By H.P. Lovecraft!" at 7:30 p.m., this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 29 to Dec. 1, in the McArdle Theatre on the Michigan Tech campus. Join the Tech Theatre Company as they present the literary works of H.P. Lovecraft, "devised" for the stage, in an original theatrical production!

Growing from the fertile soil of the romantics and the symbolist poets, HP Lovecraft surpassed his predecessor, Edgar Allen Poe, in perfecting the classic horror story. Since then, every horror film concocted in Hollywood, from the subtle and intrigue of Hitchcock to the evil of "Chucky," has followed Lovecraft's mystery mantra. In the sedate salon of their New England home, Professor Rodney C. Phillips, world authority on horror fiction, and his somewhat eccentric but charming wife, Edith Abigail, conjure theatrical life into Lovecraft's tales for their friends. Of course, there will be a surprise ending!

According to Director Roger Held, Chair, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, "'Devising' is the contemporary expression for the common theatrical practice of creating a performance from non-dramatic literature, or a script developed through the improvisations or written contributions of the actors. Such theatre pieces also provide design and performance challenges students don’t usually experience in educational theatre programs."

Tickets are $12.75/General Admission. Michigan Tech students are free. To purchase tickets, call 487-2073, click here to buy online at Rozsa, or visit Ticketing Operations at the SDC (Student Development Complex), 600 MacInnes Drive, in Houghton.

SDC box office hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday; and noon to 8 p.m., Sunday.

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