Murder, madness and modern physics come together in Don Nigros Dark Matter: Five Gothic Tales of Horror. A quintet of tales about spooky love gone terribly wrong, Dark Matter covers fairly grisly ground. Included is The Malefactors Bloody Register, the tale of three young girls who suffer horrors at the hands of a mad midwife; Joan of Arc in Autumn, the story of a young girl surrounded by flames and whispers; and Higgs Field, in which surreal metaphors of modern physics come to life to create a nightmarish world. The masters of the macabre at Mildreds Umbrella Theater Company have created a strange niche in H-towns theater scene. Specializing in disturbing experimental work, theyve brought us performances about everything from bestiality to the plague. And the company seems to have found a soul mate in playwright Nigro, since our nightmares are his favorite playthings. Put on your black and get ready to step out into the dark. Tonights performance is a pay-as-you-like preview.
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