Immersive Horror Drama
Alchemist’s Paranormal Experience
The exploration of the space turns the set and the props for the show into something that could be seen as a character all its own, but the production is far from a traditional haunted house experience. No one will be leaping out at the audience members as they poke around trying to figure out who the murderer is.
This is less of a horror show and more of a dramatic interactive puzzle involving the paranormal. And while there will be a point at which the characters invite interaction from the audience, they are largely playing audience to them as they interact with each other in what should be a thoroughly psychologically immersive show.
Alchemist Theatre’s Closing Night runs Oct. 3-Nov. 2 on 2569 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. For tickets, visit alchemisttheatre.com.
Marquette University opens its production of the Jeffrey Lane/David Yazbek musical adaptation of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels this weekend. In Tandem’s Jane Flieller directs the show with musical direction by David Bonofiglio, Sept. 26-Oct. 6, at the Helfaer Theatre, 525 N. 13th St. For tickets, call 414-288-7504 or visit showclix.com/events/marquettetheatre.
UW-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts presents a musical theater capstone with Samantha Goodrich and Kelly Cline in What You Don’t Know About Women at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Kenilworth Studio 508, 1925 East Kenilworth Place. Admission is free.Windfall Theatre opens its season with a production of Michael Hollinger’s An Empty Plate in the Cafe du Grand Boeuf. David Flores stars in a comic tragedy in seven courses Sept. 27-Oct. 12. For tickets, call 414-332-3963 or visit brownpapertickets.com/event/465252.