CTHULHU: THE MUSICAL!
July 18th at 7:00 pm
Music. Madness. And so, so many tentacles.
Puppeteers for Fears, Oregon’s only dedicated puppet musical horror troupe, will bring its original show, Cthulhu: the Musical!, to Nevada City for a one-night-only musical monster extravaganza. Far from the lo-fi puppet show stereotype, the production features a full cast of five actors with elaborate custom-made puppets, a full-rock band, and projected multimedia backgrounds.
The play is adapted from the 1929 short story, The Call of Cthulhu,” by horror icon H.P. Lovecraft, and tells the story of his most famous creation: Cthulhu, a giant, malevolent, octopus-faced elder god who hibernates beneath the ocean, communicating to humans through their dreams, slowly driving them mad. Presented by Sierra Stages, Cthulhu: the Musical! is part of their Out There series featuring new shows from beyond our borders. These daring and delightful performances deliver a dose of “wow, that was different!” to Nevada County.
Run time is approximately two hours with an intermission. Attendees should be aware that though this is a puppet show, it is NOT a children’s show. The material is R-rated, and children should be brought only at the parent’s discretion.