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Trick or Treat?: Jeffrey M. Jones’ “Seventy Scenes of Halloween” at Manbites Dog Has a Little of Both

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.

Manbites Dog Theater of Durham, NC first staged "Seventy Scenes of Halloween" by Jeffrey M. Jones in December 1987 (photo by Jon Haas)

Manbites Dog Theater Is Reprising Its First Show, Jeffrey M. Jones’ “Seventy Scenes of Halloween”

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" debuts on Oct. 20th at Manbites Dog Theater in Durham

Haymaker’s “Living with the Tiger” Will Have Its World Premiere at Manbites Dog Theater in Durham

“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.