WildClaw Theatre to produce THE SHADOW OVER INNSMOUTH


WildClaw Theatre will produce my adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s THE SHADOW OVER INNSMOUTH this winter, directed by Shade Murray (Red Orchid’s The Aliens, The Butcher of Baraboo; Steppenwolf’s Annie Bosh Is Missing).  This is not your average horror show; from the weird woods of New England and the grandfather of cosmic horror, “The Shadow Over Innsmouth” is a prohibition-era tale in which no one can be trusted, darkness lurks around every corner, and true knowledge ultimately leads to madness.  Part of Lovecraft’s influential Cthulhu Mythos, “The Shadow Over Innsmouth” is a story in which prejudice is mistaken for wisdom, truth is mistaken for fantasy, and history is mistaken for legend.  Join WildClaw as we plunge into the eldritch terrors of one of Lovecraft’s greatest works. 

Small towns have big secrets.  In the dead of winter, an eager young student of anthropology is pulled toward the strange and isolated village of Innsmouth, Massachusetts, where the only thing more disquieting than the furtive townsfolk is the pervasive odor of death, decay, and rotting fish in the air.  Some say a pagan cult drove all of the orthodox churches out.  Some say there are endless tunnels beneath the town.  And some say they’ve seen devils on the reef by the light of the moon.  But all who hear its name, spoken in hushed whispers throughout New England, will agree on one thing: there is a dark and sinister shadow over Innsmouth.

WildClaw Theatre presents

H.P. Lovecraft’s


adapted by Scott T. Barsotti

directed by Shade Murray

December 13, 2013 through January 26, 2014 (no shows 12/26-12/29)

@ The Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport, Chicago IL


Brittany Burch as Olmstead 

Brian Amidei as Zadok Allen

–and an incredible ensemble cast–

Christy Arington

Mary Jo Bolduc

Matt Farabee

Steve Herson

Brady Johnson

Katey Kerman

Bob Kruse

Ele Matelan

Mark Pracht

Jude Roche

David Seeber

Adam Shalzi


Costume and makeup design by Aly Renee Amidei

Lighting design by Heather Gilbert

Scenic design by John Ross Wilson

Sound design by Mikhail Fiksel & Mikey Moran

Props design by Brad Sauper

Movement design by Scott T. Barsotti

Production manager: Ben Dawson — Stage manager: Lindsey Miller — Dramaturg: Kenneth Hite



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