The 20th season for the Shelterbelt begins with Shelterskelter 17! This year Shelterskelter returns with an homage to the great Edgar Allan Poe - scripts inspired by the works of Poe, in addition to other scripts of horror and the macabre. A great mix of action, suspense, and shivers.
The series runs Oct 4-27, 2012 at Shelterbelt Theatre, 3225 California, Omaha, NE, Thurs-Sat at 8 pm; Sundays at 2 pm; no show Sunday Oct 28. Tickets: www.shelterbelt.org or 402-341-2757.
Death in a Park, by Austin K. Steinmetz - we all meet death on our own terms
The Monster Seated Next to Me, by Steven Korbar - how can random strangers meeting on a subway turn out badly
Is There Balm in Gilead?, by Paul Dickey - Poe reworked with some modern twists
Monster, by Raymond Fast - what makes a man a monster?
Two Out of Five, by Jonas Oppenheim - how to rate a night on the town, in Poe style b by Matt Crowley - the new neighbor isn't exactly what he seems
Corpse Wine, by Schofield Alan - two former friends seem to make amends in an unusual way
The Necklace, by Cat Crowley - two strangers meet on a road in the bayou, with unexpected results
Blackout, by Rob Matsushita - what happens in the dark doesn't always stay in the dark
Cast: Mary Slater, Kathleen Lomax, Sara Planck, Mallory Freilich, Steffany Urban, Matt Karasek, Andy Niess, Devel Crisp, David Sindelar
Crew: Steve Hartman, Larry French, Gary Planck, directors; Frank Insolera, stage manager; Adam Nathan, scenic design; Tom Reardon, lighting design; Dave Podendorf, sound design; Nellie Chenoweth, light operator; Mark Cramer, poster and graphic design