Trick or treat? Manbites Dog Theater’s inaugural production, “Seventy Scenes of Halloween” by Jeffrey M. Jones has a little of both. First staged in December of 1987 and repeated on Nov. 29-Dec. 1 and Dec. 6-9, 12-13, and 15, 2012, under the new direction of Akiva Fox and Adam Sobsey, “Seventy Scenes of Halloween” mixes mirth with terror in a series numbered scenes, performed almost completely out of order. That’s the play’s principal gimmick, and it can be confusing as to what is real and what is a dream, etc.
In celebration of 25 seasons of producing cutting-edge theater in the Bull City, Manbites Dog Theater will reprise its very first production, “Seventy Scenes of Halloween” by Jeffrey M. Jones, on Nov. 29-Dec. 1 and Dec. 6-9, 12-13, and 15. Akiva Fox and Adam Sobsey will co-direct a cast that includes Emily Hill, Carl Martin, Dan VanHoozer, and Amber J. Wood.
“Living with the Tiger” explores a uniquely American phenomenon: almost twice as many tigers live in captivity in the United States as live in the wild worldwide. Inspired by the stories of Americans who keep tigers in their homes, Haymaker has created “Living with the Tiger” by collaging together these stories with memories, songs, literature, visual art, and just about anything else that isn’t nailed down.