Friday, September 12, 2014

Darkness falls across the land...Hack/Slash opening night is at hand

Grab your bats and meat cleavers, we're going monster hunting tonight!

Hack/Slash opens this evening at CIC Theater. The horror comedy series by Chicago artist and writer Tim Seeley comes to the stage in this co-production by Strangeloop Theatre and CIC.

The show starts at 8 p.m., but join us before and after for our opening night celebration. There will be treats, drinks with the cast and a raffle that includes a Hack/Slash trade collection signed by Tim Seeley, posters signed by Seeley and the cast and a headshot package by Larissa Zageris (valued at $200). 

For those unfamiliar with Hack/Slash, it is the story of horror victim survivor Cassie Hack who, together with her disfigured sidekick Vlad, travels the country (and sometimes the underworld) fighting evil slashers who refuse to just lay down and die even after being burned, impaled and shot 20 times.

This production pulls from several of the comic book series' storylines giving fans and newcomers alike a glimpse into Cassie's history, the mayhem that made her what she is and, of course, plenty of slashers.

The cast of Hack/Slask is: Jean E. Burr as Cassie Hack; Tim Lee as Vlad; Miona Lee as Emily Cristy and Erika Napoletano, Christopher Prchal, Pete Navi, Richard John McLain, John Rohr, Melissa Nelson, Kara Charlton and Renee Lynn Jackson as the ensemble. .

The production crew is: Brad Gunter (Director), Letitia Guillaud (Production Manager), John Wefler (Stage Manager), Barbara Charlene (Violence Designer), Christopher DeNardo (Assistant Violence Designer), Carrie Campana (Costume Designer), Chris Corwin (Sound Designer), Jay Gish (Projection Designer), Mel Gill (Props and Blood Designer), Mike Wozniak (Graphic Designer) and Maria Burnham, Holly Robison and Allison McCorkle (Marketing). Photographs are by Austin D. Oie.

Seeley is best known as co-creator of Hack/Slash and Revival, and for his work on G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, New Exiles and G.I. Joe vs. Transformers. He also currently co-writes the weekly series Batman: Eternal for DC Comics.

Full bios of the cast and crew are available here.

Hack/Slash runs through Saturday, November 1, on Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. Please note, there is no performance on Friday, September 19. The performances will be held at C.I.C. Theater (1422 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL 60613). Tickets are $15 and are available in advance through Brown Paper Tickets or at the door.

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