Theatre Three presents It Came from Theatre Three
Theatre Three is cooking up something particularly thrilling on their virtual stage. They have commissioned four local playwrights - Jonathan Norton, Blake Hackler, Nicole Neely and The Drama Club - to contribute short, frightening pieces: The Loss of Jane, Bloody Mary, The Old Woman in the Wood, and Dr. Diablo.
The pieces will be produced virtually in one jam-packed program with two very distinguished hosts to keep things moving along. Directed by Theatre Three Artistic Director Jeffrey Schmidt and Associate Artistic Director Christie Vela, It Came From Theatre Three will star Lydia Mackay, Benjamin Stegmair, Gerald Taylor and Francine Gonzalez.
The plays featured include:
- The Loss of Jane: Inspired by Charlotte Perkin Gilman’s short story, The Yellow Wallpaper, The Loss of Jane is a post-WW2 story about a woman who seeks to defy expectation without knowing quite how.
- Doctor Diablo: Marla is on a mission to get THE toy of the season for her grandson. Nothing can stop her, not even a pandemic.
- The Old Woman in the Wood: Inspired by the Grimms Fairy Tale of the same name and The Juniper Tree, The Old Woman in the Wood is a dark story filled with puppets, trash and puppets made of trash! When a young servant girl runs from a murderous scene, she is left to the mercy of the forest and all who live within.
- Bloody Mary: Back in the late Roman Empire, a young woman goes on a bloody rampage, enacting gruesome revenge to avenge her beloved. And like any good slasher film, that's really all we need to set us on an unbridled and unapologetic gore-fest.