H.P. Lovecraft Channeled in Chicago Area in Elder Gods
H.P. Lovecraft fans in the Chi-town area will be thrilled to hear about this unique new event. DreamLogic, a live entertainment performance group, is presenting Elder Gods, a promenade-style performance (the audience and the players share the stage…kooky!) of a tale inspired by Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness through March 3rd.
Below we have the trailer for the Elder Gods performance, featuring Patricia Lomden and Tyler Pistorius. Videography and editing were done by Pistorius as well. We've got to imagine this is a crazy experience that the more adventurous among you out there would love! For more info and very reasonably priced tickets, head to the DreamLogic website. You can also visit the Elder Gods blog and DreamLogic Facebook page.
The live performance runs from now until March 3 at The Davis, 620 Davis Street in downtown Evanston, IL. If you check it out, let us know what you thought!
From the Press Release
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: H.P. 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. H.P. 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.
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