This summer, WildClaw Theatre presents one of the best ways to hear a horror tale – by a crackling fire while sipping drinks in the dark! “Stories by the Fire” is a new reading series that begins tonight, July 7th, and will occur each first Sunday night of July, August, and September. Beer, snacks, horror, and a bonfire? Sounds like a perfect Sunday night!
Each summer month, a chilling new play will be read in a cozy outdoors location at 3031 N. Honore Street. The readings will commence at 7:30pm (doors open at 7:00pm) and a musical guest will perform before and after the story. Each tale is quite different from the others, which will be read aloud by a few dedicated Chicago actors. Enjoy a discussion about the meaning of horror theatre after the events.
The first reading on July 7th is Dr. Seward's Dracula by Joseph Zettelmaier, directed by Matt Engle, with special musical guest Mallory Nees. More info on the story and event on WildClawTheatre.com.
Future readings will include tales by Brian Watkins and Sarah Saltwick, specifically on August 4th and September 1st.
*Suggested donation $5.
There is something magical about campfire stories. The night sounds so much more menacing against the cracks and pops of a fire. You can fall into a trance staring at the flames hissing and dancing away. It may be a good idea to bring some marshmallows to get the full nostalgic effect...
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