Phantasmagoria: Wickedest Tale of All

When I first looked at the promo materials for Phantasmagoria, I thought that their “Wickedest Tale of All” was going to have more circus-arts integrated into it and be much more of a grand, goth spectacle. As such, I rounded up a hottie goth-date last night and went in expecting some fairly fun and flashy entertainment but nothing particularly substantive or memorable. I ended up being delightfully surprised to find that, although it was certainly fun and flashy, it was a very slick and intelligent telling of some wonderful horror stories. This show focused on works of Edgar Allan Poe and Charles Dickens, but also had a Hindu story about a churel and a reading of Alexander Pushkin’s “The Demons” as part of a pseudo-encore.
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