Written and directed by JEFFREY A. LEWONCZYK

Performed by and created with

KATIE BRACK, HOPE CARTELLI, JESSI GOTTA,
JEFF LEWONCZYK, DEVON LUDLOW, ROBIN REED

Costume Design by HOPE CARTELLI
Lighting Design by JAMES BEDELL

     


JANUARY 14 - FEBRUARY 5, 2005

 

Greetings, ladies and ghouls.  Allow me the pleasure of an introduction.  I am known as THE NIGHTMARER, and I make my residence in the Fourth Dimension.  As such I cannot be seen, but I assure you my voice is rather spooky. I have reached through the cosmic curtains separating our worldly spheres to warn you of an impending event which hovers ominously around the edge's of your realm's temporal view.  It is called BIZARRE SCIENCE FANTASY and, like all the visions I usher from the swirling masses of the Beyond into the quaking skulls of mortals, it bears the earmarks of my name (my name being, as you may recall from earlier in the paragraph, THE NIGHTMARER). 

The evening consists of three panic-inducing selections, which I will denote below, followed by a brief (but soul-shrinking) description.  Normally THE NIGHTMARER has more dread-inspiring things to do than this, but it's a slow day for mind-numbing terror and I decided what the hey.

A curtain-raiser, enticingly entitled THE AMPHIBIANS depicts the besotted denizens of a remote watering hole beset by a freakish plague.

In NORTH OF POLARIS, the evening's blood-freezing second piece, two comely female astronauts discover triumph and heartache in the deepest reaches of outer space.  

And finally HELL'S BELLES (one of the hits of last summer's Hell Festival at the Brick - and if it's a hit in Hell just imagine what torments it will cause on Earth) follows the jazz/folk adventures of a hapless country boy's first foray to the Big City, with damning results.

Pretty horrifying, eh?  It seems to me you're shivering so hard I can feel you from over here... ACROSS THE SEAS OF TIME...