NIU School of Theatre and Dance stages ‘Evening of Gothic Horror’

• Show runs Nov. 3-6 in the Stevens Building Corner Theatre

Staff Report

DEKALB, Ill. — The Northern Illinois University (NIU) School of Theatre and Dance will celebrate Halloween a little late this year with performances of Evening of Gothic Horror, opening Nov. 3.

A collection of classic horror fiction stories by three well-known authors, Evening of Gothic Horror is the second production of the school’s 2011-2012 Studio Series, all of which are performed in their 143-seat Corner Theatre.

Freshman bachelor of fine arts in acting students will make their NIU stage debut with this theatrical presentation of spooky tales, which include: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, by Washington Irving; Young Goodman Brown, by Nathaniel Hawthorne; and The Thing on the Doorstep, by H.P. Lovecraft.

Each short play will be directed by faculty members of the school: Ryan Massie, Luke Krueger and Stanton Davis.

Evening of Gothic Horror will run four nights — Nov. 3-6 — in the Stevens Building Corner Theatre. All tickets are $5 and only are available one hour before scheduled curtain times at the Stevens Building Box Office.

Show times are 7:30 p.m., weekdays and Saturday, and 2 p.m., Sunday. For more information, contact the Stevens building Box Office at (815) 753-1600 between noon and 5 p.m. daily, or online at

From the Nov. 2-8, 2011, issue

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