“Awesome!” is how playwright Wesley Colford describes his contribution to the Cape Breton Stage Company’s Tales From The Bottom of the Well Three.
The short play horror anthology returns to St. Patrick’s Church Museum (reputedly the most haunted church museum in Sydney’s Northend) for a three night run: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October 27, 28, and 29, at 8 pm.
The three original plays written specially for this show include Colford’s Shadowplay (directed by Jason Burke with Nicole MacDougall and Paul Bickerton), Scott Sharplin’s Survey (directed by Anna Spencer with Lindsay Thompson and Paul Bickerton), and Ken Chisholm’s What To Expect When You’re Expecting (directed by Bonnie MacLeod with herself and Paul Bickerton).
In Shadowplay, living shadows terrorize a young couple; Survey plays with the real non-reality of nightmares; and What to Expect… features a pregnant woman dealing with her wild-eyed ex-boyfriend who shows up late one night, waving as the script calls it “a big-assed jeweled knife”, claiming to be on a mission from God.
Linking the three terrifying tales is a return of characters from previous Tales from the Bottom of The Well, especially last year’s show when, in a coup de theatre, the entire audience was sucked down into hell.
Ticket price for each show is $10 (and some of the material may be too intense for young children) and that includes a goodie bag of treats.
As well, the Saturday show is a “special edition” including a costume contest, a screening of a locally made horror flick, and other fun stuff. Audience members who attend the Thursday or Friday performances can bring their ticket stub to the Saturday show and recieve $2 off their admission.