Saturday, June 29, 2013

FANTASIA 2013: SPECIAL LIVE THEATRE EVENT—Clive Barker's A History of the Devil

Photo courtesy of Julia Milz
The Fantasia International Film Festival (Fantasia) will again be delving into the realm of live theatre with a special three-night engagement of Title 66 Productions' acclaimed adaptation of Clive Barker's play, A History of the Devil. An epic show to stage, History weaves a tale told across thousands of years over the span of a near-three-hour running time. Director Jeremy Michael Segal and his team have created a macabre mounting that writhes with visual invention and primal acrobatics of performance. Black divinity will strike on August 1, 2 and 3, at Place des Arts' Cinquième Salle.

When Fantasia co-director Mitch Davis caught the Title 66 production earlier this year, he wrote: "This thing is alive with ingenuity and flair that productions many times its budget could only hope to attain. Wildly fun—somtimes downright volcanic—performances across the board too. Three hours of dark, inspired bliss. I loved it, as did everyone I was with. Wow."