What could be more appropriately themed for October than a gothic rock opera?
A couple of years ago, Theatre Marvelosa wowed audiences with a performance of its own “Dead of the Night” at Eye Level Art.
This year, the group is back and at Pure Theatre with this “spooktacular show that is promising to be bigger, better, sexier and funnier than before,” said Tracy Geier of Theatre Marvelosa.
“This psychedelic musical was written by Marvelosa troupe leader Willi Jones and follows the Mad Poet of Leicester Square.
“Inspired, tormented and utterly mesmerized by the phantoms he creates, The Poet weaves his story on stage with reckless intensity until the very monsters he has brought to life turn the tables and literally seize control of the show,” explains Geier.
“This production of ‘Dead of the Night’ is one of the biggest shows we have ever had the pleasure to take on. We are so happy to be able to work alongside the amazing people at Pure Theatre to make this happen. It’s going to be one magical and wild ride,” Jonessaid.
Friday will be opening night, with performances at 8 p.m. every Friday and Saturday throughout the month.
Tickets sales for “Dead of the Night” will benefit Pure Theatre, 477 King St., and are on sale for $25, $15 for student rush tickets. Find out more by calling 723-4444 or going to www.pure theatre.org.
A few months ago, several artists got together for a small art show in a really cool circa-1850s space at 193 King St., right above Il Cortile Del Rey. They had such a great turnout that they’re having another this evening with works in oil, pastel, acrylic, paintings, photography, wearable art and screen prints.
The show, “Inside Out: A Coalition of Artists,” will feature work by gallery space owner Rebecca Hinson, Jeanette Louise, Christopher Donelly, Lucinda Eden, Gregg Lambton-Carr and Dos Bandidos.
The reception will be 6-9 p.m., and wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Call 862-7593 or go to www.193king.com for more.
Thomas Crouch’s newest series of paintings, “The Blueprints of Nevermore,” were inspired by works of Edgar Allan Poe.
His representative, Tina McCard, explains that he “explores themes extended through the innovative and visually compelling juxtaposition of painted figures upon discarded blueprint paper.”
And Crouch himself comments that these works “address issues of subjective context, the creative process and human consumption/waste.”
The exhibit will be on display at the Gadsden Art Gallery and Collective starting Saturday through Oct. 31. The former funeral home is at 221 St. Philip St.
Call 300-2687 or go to www.thomascrouchart.com.
Stop by Redux on Friday to check out “Subtle Imperfections,” a two-person exhibit by Mark Hosford and Janice Jakielski.
Hosford has been working on Redux’s newest mural and will have that finished by the opening reception.
Redux’s past executive director, Janie Askew, describes the show: “Mark Hosford and Janice Jakielski both investigate personal relationships through the use of play. Hosford’s vibrant and lucid screen prints are representations of his vulnerabilities and human interactions. Jakielski’s intricately hand-crafted bonnet-like objects inspired by childhood memories are poetic metaphors of communication. Hosford and Jakielski use a decadent palate to ease the complexities of social interactions and allow the viewer to escape into a fantastical reality.”
On Friday, there will be an artists’ lecture at 5:30 p.m. followed by an opening reception 6:30-8 p.m., where there will be live music by The Blue Ribbon Revival and Mechanical River with Joel Hamilton. Food and beverages will be available from the food truck Pot Kettle Black.
Redux is at 136 St. Philip St. Call 722-0697 or go to www.reduxstudios.org.
Brooklyn, N.Y., curator, blogger and online art personality Kate Singleton created a website called Buy Some Damn Art (BSDA). Local artist Greg Hart’s work appeared as part of her online show last year and all his works sold out almost immediately.
This year, he’ll have six new paintings appearing on the site in the online show that will go live Tuesday. The subjects of this year’s paintings are some of Hart’s female friends, and they are all local businesswomen and female creatives.
Can you guess who is pictured in the paintings? Check them out online at www.buysomedamnart.com.
Denny and Joey, two best buddies and beat cops from Chicago, live by the credo “to serve and protect.” This, however, is challenged as a hustler wreaks havoc on their lives.
This is the basic story line of “A Steady Rain,” first performed in New York in 2006 and then debuted on Broadway in 2009.
Check out South of Broadway’s version of “A Steady Rain” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18-20, 25-27 and at 3 p.m. Oct. 21. Purchase tickets at the South of Broadway Theatre Company, 1080 E. Montague Ave. in the Park Circle area of North Charleston.
Call 745-0317 or go to www.southofbroadway.com.