The Players' Ring presents Late Night Summer Series
An Evening of Grand Guignol: Theatre of Terror
Directed by John Herman
Starting in 1897, a deconsecrated church in Paris held a lurid attraction, the Théâtre du Grand Guignol. A constant target for moral censorship and the last bastion of artistic liberty against fascist rule, an evening of Grand Guignol presented a variety show of the macabre, as the blackest of black comedies rotated with violent melodramas, grisly thrillers, and burlesque farces. The Grand Guignol was the Moulin Rouge of fear and eroticism, a significant precursor to realist theatre and the cradle of modern horror. An Evening of Grand Guignol: Theatre of Terror is an evening you will not soon forget.
July 6 - July 15
Fridays and Saturdays at 10:00 p.m., Sundays at 9:00 p.m.
Go to Box Office for ticket prices and reservations or purchase tickets online.
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Margaret McAleese is a playwright whose work has been seen at theatre|
KAPOW, The Players Ring, NH Theatre Project, Yellow Taxi Productions,
and in online anthologies. Margaret was a contributor to the 24 Hour
Novel Project in 2011, and was a 3rd-place participant in New
Hampshire Writers' Project Literary Flash in 2012. She has also
co-associate produced two award-winning films for The New Hampshire 48
Hour Film Project. Previously in NYC, she was the project coordinator
for Broadway cast recordings and film soundtracks for RCA Victor.