…God Rest Ye Scary Gentlemen 2?
Is it the same as last year’s show?
No. We’ve adapted four new stories, and this year the show is fully staged.
Who’s in it?
An excellent cast: Kyler Chase, Eric Cohen, Dawn Krosnowski, Jason Kruger, and Arnie Roos. Live music by Jamie Fassett-Carman, keyboardist and composer, who did the music for Pollyanna last spring. Costumes by Amanda Jaeger. Stage managed by Heather Baldwin.
What’s the flavor of the show?
Comedy. Lots of verbal wit, but plenty of physical stuff, too. It’s not really scary at all, though there are a fair number of dead body jokes. A family show even if you’re not the Addams Family.
What are the stories?
- “The Inexperienced Ghost” by H.G. Wells. Scaring people takes practice. For many of the stories we adapt, we have to make up new endings. Not this time – Wells gives us a great one.
- “Mr Tilly’s Seance” by E.F. Benson. An English gentleman does not allow sudden death to alter his plans. We apologize for the horribly anachronistic musical pun we’ve inserted into this piece.
- “The Black Poodle” by F. Anstey. Can a dog come back from the grave? Since we’re asking the question, you may infer that the answer is yes. Delightfully goofy.
- “Teig O’Kane and the Corpse,” an Irish folk tale. A wild young fellow finds it difficult to bury a body. No, he’s not a murderer – the Little People, for reasons of their own, have assigned him the task. Featuring puppetry, of a sort.
To the best of our knowledge, none of these stories has ever before been adapted for the stage (though Hardcover presented “The Inexperienced Ghost” in Reader’s Theater format seven years ago).
God Rest Ye Scary Gentlemen 2
a sequel to last year’s Christmas ghost stories show
with four new stories
Fri Nov 29 @ 7 pm
Sat Nov 30 @ 7 pm
Sun Dec 1 @ 6 pm
Sat Dec 7 @ 7 pm
Sun Dec 8 @ 6 pm
Sun Dec 15 @ 6 pm
Sun Dec 22 @ 6 pm
Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater, 810 W. Lake St., Mpls
$15 $12 in advance or with Fringe button $6 kids 12 and under
For reservations, call 612.825.8949 or visit www.bryantlakebowl.com.
Dawn Krosnowski as Aunt Polly and Bethany Simmons as Pollyanna
Bethany Simmons as Pollyanna
(L-R) Cody Stewart, Leah Isaacson, Jason Kruger, Kelvin Hatle, and Dawn Krosnowski as the Ladies’ Aid Society.
Hardcover Theater presents
a defiantly unironic production of
March 28/29/30, April 4/5/6, April 11/12/13
Thursday/Friday/Saturday nights at 7
Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater
We know: It isn’t the most…obvious idea for a show. For an explanation, go here.
For reservations and tickets, go here.
Hope to see you at the show!
The highly original (in her scariness) Water Ghost menaces the highly unoriginal (in his being scared) Master of Harrowby Hall…
From God Rest Ye Scary Gentlemen, opening Dec. 15 at the Bryant-Lake Bowl.
God Rest Ye Scary Gentlemen
Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater
* * * FOUR PERFORMANCES ONLY * * *
More info here.
Dawn Krosnowski, phillip andrew bennett low, and Tim Uren in The Diamond Lens.
phillip andrew bennett low Linley (microscope guy)
Dawn Krosnowski multiple roles
Tim Uren multiple roles
Kezia Germ Animula
Angela Fox music & choreography
John Adler scenery
Lisa Conley costumes
Ian Knodel lights
Phil Henry props
Dawn Krosnowski makeup
KT Thompson live accompaniment
Tess Kean stage manager
Pam Germ dresser
Steve Schroer adaptation & direction
Microscopic organisms! Live onstage!
Although Fitz-James O’Brien’s “The Diamond Lens” is not well known to the general reading public, scholars and connoisseurs regard it as a classic of 19th-century fantasy/science fiction. James Gunn, editor of The Road to Science Fiction: From Gilgamesh to Wells, calls it “the first known story in which another world is perceived through a microscope” and suggests that it may be the first “modern” science-fiction story.
Comedy! Music! Strange ideas!
Hardcover Theater’s adaptation takes the themes and incidents of the story and embellishes upon them, adding characters and inventing dialogue, digging deeper and branching out in new directions. The show is often funny, but it’s also serious in the sense that it’ll give you food for thought. There’s music throughout, and dance and other movement – this is a high-energy experience!
Come see The Diamond Lens!
The Diamond Lens is family-friendly, though things do get a little dark and weird toward the end. To Mars with Tesla, the other show on the bill, is slightly racier; if it were a movie, it would probably be rated a mild PG. Visit the show page for more information, or call Steve Schroer at 612.823.0631.