Thurs-Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm. Through Nov 11.
Erickson Theater Off Broadway, 1524 Harvard Ave
"Though it has goblins and curses, The Skriker isn't just spooky in a superficial, cheap-Halloween-decorations sense. Between Churchill's anxious text about teenage mothers in a gritty English city, Janice Findley's moody direction, and Pat Graney's unnerving choreography, this production echoes the darker telltale heart beating inside the play. In English mythology, a skriker haunts travelers and is tough to shake. In some accounts, to ignore it will bring bad luck, but to attack it brings disaster. In short, you're stuck with the fucker. Churchill's Skriker, played by Mary Ewald, is a pitiful and malevolent old woman—in the stage directions, a "death portent, ancient and damaged"—who follows Josie (a haunted Mariel Neto) and Lily (a more sincere and innocent Jessica Martin)." (Brendan Kiley)
October 31, 2012
The Skriker: As If Maurice Sendak Had Written Rosemary's Baby
1524 Harvard Ave
Seattle, WA, 98122