Lights out, everybody.
On Miskatonic Mondays, we celebrate the "weird" fiction of HP Lovecraft and the genre of otherworldly horror it spawned.
If you're a fan of eldritch horror and live in the Chicago area, you're probably already insane. This is a good thing. DreamLogic, a live entertainment performance group, is presenting an interactive "promenade-style" perfomance of Elder Gods, a tale inspired by Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness through March 3rd at The Davis (620 Davis Street, Evanston, IL).
You can purchase tickets via the DreamLogic website at http://dreamlogic.org/
DreamLogic Theatreworks is known for creating exhilarating performance events at the bleeding-edge of live entertainment. Now, inspired by modern horror's greatest innovator, DreamLogic presents its most provocative event yet: HP Lovecraft's Elder Gods. According to Managing Director David Sweeney, "We believe it isn't enough just to put on a show. We take you inside another world, let you explore it from every angle, at every moment in real time. The voyeuristic thrill our audiences experience is unlike anything you've ever felt in a live performance."
In a recent interview Artistic Director Scott McKinsey explored why Lovecraft is compelling, terrifying and uniquely suited to the DreamLogic treatment. "He knows how to get under your skin, in your blood, in your mind," says McKinsey. "His horror is visceral, cerebral, very contemporary. It's sexy. HP Lovecraft is one of the great creative visionaries of the 20th Century. Contemporary giants such as Stephen King, Guillermo del Toro, Neil Gaiman, Joss Whedon, John Carpenter and Ridley Scott all credit Lovecraft as inspiration for some of their most iconic work. Without Lovecraft, contemporary science fiction and horror as we know them would not exist."
Home of the performance, The Davis at 620 Davis Street is an expansive historic structure overlooking the vibrant center of downtown Evanston. The structure's elegant facade, sweeping floor plan and dramatic construction have all been utilized to the fullest in transporting the audience into Lovecraft's inhumanly beautiful universe. Elder Gods features Ariel Begley, Colin Jackson, Patricia Lomden, Tyler Pistorius, J. Preddie Predmore and David Sweeney. Scott McKinsey is the Artistic Director of DreamLogic and director of Elder Gods. Lauren Sweeney is DreamLogic's Executive Designer and the costume designer for Elder Gods. David Sweeney is Managing Director of DreamLogic and technology designer for Elder Gods. Ariel Begley is movement coordinator for Elder Gods. DreamLogic Theatreworks is a non-profit theatre company founded in 2009.