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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Hocus Pocus

Ok, I'm going to share a secret with all of you: I am terrible at Halloween.

I know, I know, it seems like a natural fit for an actor with a costume background to just go nuts about the dress-up holiday but for some reason deciding on a costume and getting into the Halloween spirit always puts my teeth on edge. Something about the pressure for finding some funny, non-obvious, socially relevant, pithy costume and all the scary-spooky stuff happening is just too much. I'm not a horror fan and social humor in costumes is usually beyond me. I mean I love seeing trick-or-treaters come to the door and I always had fun as a kid, but somwhere along the way, Halloween lost its luster.

I have managed (just today) to throw together some plans and a costume idea for the weekend. And I'll be making little candy baggies later this week to give out on Monday night. And thankfully there's some theater out there with a vibe more than appropriate for the festivities and good to get anyone in the All-Hallows mood.

Go see:
By: Allison Moore
Apollinaire Theatre Company
Now through November 5
Tix: $25 in Advance, $30 at the door, $15 student rush ID requires

By: Jennifer Haley
Happy Medium Theatre
Now through October 29
Tix: $5.00 - $17.00

By: Norton Juster and Sheldon Harnick
Wheelock Family Theatre
Tix: $20.00 - $30.00

* Mary-Liz

1 comment:

  1. Did you ever watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer? The one night of the year the vamps stayed IN was Halloween - b/c it was garish to go out. I feel that way a bit as a theatre person: I'm very happy to dress people/be dressed up any other day of the year, but the obligatory nature, and sad & desperate costumes make me wear normal clothes in retaliation. That said, I'm trying to regain the joy of dressing like an idiot WITHOUT people staring at me!