Fringe PlayList: Dark and Twisted
Everyone's got their dark side. And sometimes it's fun, or even therapeutic, to indulge and exorcise those demons, whether it's with a scary movie, or a creepy book, or even a Stephen King musical.
But, we at the Atlanta Fringe have plenty of shows that appeal to those with nefarious tastes.
So, if Mr. King happens to be in town for the closing weekend of his musical, here are a few shows we think he'd get a kick out of.
In case the terrifying eye poster isn't enough of a hint, this one's scary.
How do you make a classically dark and disturbing play even more dark and disturbing? Add a blood sucking fiend!
A current and thrilling rendition of an ageless story, complete with blood, violence, comedy, and primal sexuality.
Why yes, that Ed Kemper, who dismembered 6 female hitchhikers and killed his mother and grandparents near Santa Cruz, California. What a cheery piece! Bring the kiddies!
Seriously though, this a freaking terrifying story. Just flipping through the Wikipedia page will give me nightmares (e.g. - "The garbage disposal could not break down the tough vocal cord tissue").
But, this play also follows FBI agent Camlin Sheridan, who would go on to develop the system for profiling serial killers and become a hero. So it's an interesting look into the mind of a killer ( a really twisted killer, seriously, I couldn't finish the wiki entry, eek) and the man who devoted his life to studying and classifying those minds.
We’ve all had a brush with unreasoning anxiety, unprovoked depression, a need to take control of our lives in the midst of chaos. The piece is not named for the darkness inherent in the subject matter, but for the interplay of light and shadow, which ultimately make up our lives whether we struggle with these disorders, love someone who does, or are fortunate enough to live a life untouched by these.
What shows are calling to your dark side? What do you think Stephen King should come see? Post a comment, and submit your own PlayList to our AtlFringeBuzz Tumblr!
One and a half weeks!