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HOUSE OF HORRORS
A Chronicle of H.H.Holmes
by aaron kopec
produced by the alchemist theatre


April 25 - May 11 2013
7:30 pm

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DESCRIPTION
Doctor H.H. Holmes is considered America's first serial killer.

This man’s atrocities are nothing less than staggering in both viciousness and scope.
At the peak of Holmes’ career, through an unimaginable tangle of scams and schemes, he constructed a building nearly the size of a city block with the sole purpose of attracting, confusing, torturing and killing visitors of the Chicago World’s Fair.

What mangles a man's inner clockwork so horribly to cause him to ruthlessly murder a hundred or more people?
What mars a person's 
conscience to the point that it simply no longer functions?
How does one completely lose track of hope for a normal psyche? 
And how, if ever, is any of this damage repaired?


"House of Horrors" is told through a series of flashbacks, vignettes and carefully constructed scenes that will bring the audience along for this mad man's descent into the darkest reaches of the human soul.


Come, join us on this trip through madness.
Come meet the good doctor.

REVIEWS:


MILWAUKEE JOURNAL / MIKE FISCHER
"Every one of the many fraught, overcharged passage in "Horrors" recalls late Victorian stage melodramas - themselves reflective of a world in which old-fashioned realism simply can't keep up with the devil on the loose, out there and housed inside each of us."
                READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE

SHEPHERD EXPRESS / RUSS BICKERSTAFF
"It's a really interesting play on traditional stereotypes--the adult man is the innocent that is being corrupted by the aggressive, bloodthirsty infant within... an Id with teeth, claws and piercing eyes."
                READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE.

THIRD COAST DAILY / JEFF GRYGNY
" Kopec generates suspense nicely. While Holmes chats amiably with his victims to be, we have the feeling of watching a happy swimmer while knowing a shark prowls below."

            READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE

CAST & CREW IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER


HOLMES:  LEE ROWLEY

HERMAN: SEBASTIAN WEIGMAN
THEODATE/JULIA: SHARON NIEMAN-KOEBERT

BEN/BRYANT: HARRY LOEFFLER-BELL

CLARA:  SAMMICH DITTLOFF

MYRTA:  LIZ WHITFORD

EMMA/FIGHT CAPTAIN:  SARAH DILL
MINNIE: ANNA FIGLESTHALER
MARION/MCCARTLE:  MIKE OTOOLE

LEVI/FRANK:  AARON KOPEC
SUSIE MCDOOGLE/BARTENDER: ERIN E
TECH/STAGE MANAGEMENT: SYDONIA LUCCHESI
STAGE/SOUND/LIGHT DESIGN: AARON KOPEC
PLAYWRIGHT:  AARON KOPEC
DIRECTION: ERICA CASE & AARON KOPEC