"RIPPER" (SEPT 2008)
A new twist on the classic story of the world's most famous serial killer.
Local writer and director, Jackie Benka, brings the tale of Jack "The Ripper" to The Alchemist Theatre!
Jackie's production company, ROARING GEMINI PRODUCTIONS and ALCHEMIST THEATRE PRODUCTIONS have teamed up to immerse the audience in the wicked plotting of "the ripper."
From the moment patrons enter The Alchemist Theatre & Lounge the audience is transported to the deadly streets of Victorian London.
Exchange your ticket for a handful of shillings, then hire one of our "ladies of the evening" to escort you to a dark alleyway where the story unfolds. (for those of you not keen on audience participation, don't fret... this is just a unique, fun and new way to be shown to your seats!)
This original production explores not only the possible "who" of the Ripper tale, but also "why," bringing a humanity to the brutally murdered victims and giving a new life to the cloaked figure lurking in the darkness.
The set, lighting, music and effects for RIPPER place the audience deep in the seedy heart of a White Chapel alleyway.
A wonderfully talented cast has been assembled to explore the dark corridors of this new and intriguing version of JACK THE RIPPER.
ALCHEMIST THEATRE PRODUCTIONS
once again demonstrates the potential of The Alchemist Theatre's intimate space, utilizing detailed set design, lighting and 12.1 surround sound normally only associated with "big budget" venues.
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Writer/director Jackie Benka has worked with several theatre companies in the greater Milwaukee area including The Bay Players and West Allis players. She has had experience on and off stage. This is the third show she has written and directed. She was Theatrical Minister at St. Catherine's Church for three years and has stage managed four shows with Carte Blanche Studios.