A Hell of a Roommate

You ever wonder why, in those horror movies, people who live in haunted houses don't just get the hell outta there? Why do they sleep in beds that are eventually lifted into the air by an evil spirit? Why would they share a bathroom with a 130-year-old poltergeist? These questions are sure to come up in Theatre Collide's production of Caryl Churchill's spooky play The Skriker. The show takes place -- fo' real -- in a small house in Houston's Old Sixth Ward Historic District. In the five small rooms, director Andrew Hager uses multimedia, dance and unconventional staging to bring audiences into the Skriker's world.

The Skriker is a creepy, ageless, shape-shifting creature of British myth. She's apparently pissed at the pollution of the natural and supernatural worlds, and she wants revenge. Two young women are the objects of her rage and desire: Josie, who rebuffs her at every turn, and Lily, whose unborn child is just the thing the Skrike's been looking for. And you thought your roommate was a pain in the ass. Seating limited; reservations recommended.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sat., June 3, 8 p.m. Starts: May 25. Continues through June 10

 
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