Horror fans in the Chicagoland area are always in for a treat when WildClaw Theatre puts on a new production. You never know what you’re going to get, but it’s always going to be a good show.
WildClaw Theatre presents “Motel 666”: On the forgotten highways of the American Midwest, there is a vacancy for you at Motel 666. Run by a clerk of questionable morals and kept clean-ish by a trickster maid, Motel 666 is the finest establishment on the road to nowhere. Be you lonely or loved, guilty or relatively innocent, charmed or just plain down on your luck, you can rest your weary soul at Motel 666. (Note: Management cannot be held responsible for souls lost or misplaced.)
WildClaw is thrilled to present this original evening of horror tales, conceived by WildClaw’s artistic leadership, Aly and Brian Amidei. In the fall of 2014, WildClaw commissioned original horror plays from some of the Midwest’s most exciting writers, challenging them to let their imaginations run amok, save for one delicious constraint: all stories must be set in the same dingy, disused motel room. The resulting plays range from cerebral to gruesome, from playful to biting, and span multiple time periods from the 1950s to the present day. As time goes by, the American Motel remains as creepy a fixture on our landscape as ever.
Directed by Scott Cummins, Motel 666 features brand new horror plays by Scott T. Barsotti, Christopher Hainsworth, Ele Matelan, Brett Neveu, Michaela Petro, Christopher M. Walsh, and Joseph Zettelmaier. The cast features WildClaw company member Michaela Petro and guest artists Kathryn Acosta, Dave Belden, Stevie Chaddock, Nick Freed, Katie McLean Hainsworth, Maura Kidwell, Mike Rice, and John Wilson, with Natalie DiCristofano as the Maid and Tony St. Clair as the Clerk.
Previewing June 3-4th, then opening Friday, June 5th, 7:30pm at the Storefront Theater, 66 E. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL. Running through June 28, 2015 with performance times Thursday thru Saturday at 7:30pm, and Sunday at 2:00pm.
After hit productions of J. Sheridan LeFanu’s Carmilla in 2011 and Clive Barker’s The Life of Death in 2012, WildClaw is pleased to return to the Storefront Theater and continue our collaboration with the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. Tickets $15 plus ticketing fees, with student discounts available. For more information, please visit http://www.wildclawtheatre.com/the-shows.