Don't mistake this for comedy, exactly. The Black Vault
is a fully improvised show that spins horror tales in the style of H.P. Lovecraft
, the writer best known for his "Cthulhu Mythos." The show explores many of Lovecraft’s themes – ancient unspeakable terror, impossible twisted dreamscapes, unseen forces from beyond the stars that infect our minds, and the real horrors that humanity inflicts upon itself – but, note: This new production tells tales of creeping alien horrors via the experiences of those not typically represented in Lovecraft’s work
. In other words: Boo-yah, Howard Phillips, you old dead racist! Ia! Ia!
Fri.-Sat., Oct. 11-26, 8pm. Extra show: Sun., Oct. 13, 8pm. $15.