“Wickedly funny...a Gorey illustration brought to life.
It's a feather that will tickle your fancy.” - Washington Post
“Cabaret Macabre gleams with the precision that has become Happenstance’s hallmark . . . gratifying . . . ” - Washington City Paper
DURATION: 75 minutes
AUDIENCE: All ages
MINIMUM STAGE REQUIREMENTS:
25 ft wide, x 25 ft deep x 12 ft high.
(7.5 m x 7.5 m by 3.5 m high)
Proscenium or Flexible Black Box
SIZE OF TOURING PARTY:
6 performers. 1 stage manager.
Inspired by the illustrations of Edward Gorey, Victorian nightmares, dangerous croquet, gothic romance, afternoon tea and perils of the deep, Cabaret Macabre features music played live with deadly flare and Happenstance Theater’s witty, visual theatrical collage. Cabaret Macabre was nominated for three Helen Hayes Awards in 2014 for Outstanding Costume Design, Resident Production (Sabrina Mandell), Outstanding Movement, Resident Play, and The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play or Musical.