Commentary
8:13 am
Mon October 14, 2013

At Play: Preachers, Zombies And Murderous Intent

Credit Wichita Community Theatre

The Guild Hall Players present Macbeth, arguably Wiilliam Shakespeare's most terrifying tragedy, where a marriage, a conscience, and a king are buried in the darkest soil: the human heart.

Due to violence and sexual situations, this play is not recommended for children under thirteen.

The play will be performed at St. James Episcopal Church, Thursday, October 24 through Sunday, October 27. Performances from Thursday through Saturday begin at 8 p.m. Sunday’s show begins at 7.

Wichita Community Theatre presents Tim Kelly’s The Zombie October 17-November 3. This comedy-thriller is set in a northern Florida swamp where voodoo is the norm. In a decaying mansion dripping with cobwebs and mystery, a former carnival hypnotist calling himself Baron Samedi and a crooked local cop lure unsuspecting travelers and migrants to the swamp to be “zombized”! Samedi wants revenge on all the people who wronged him. Soon the old house is shaking with thrills, shivering shocks and a startling climax. There will be no Halloween production of The Zombie.

The Wichita State University School of Performing Arts presents the opera Susannah October 17-20. Based on the biblical tale of Susannah and the Elders, Susannah is an American opera set in the Appalachian mountains, using musical idioms ranging from simple folk tunes to soaring Puccini-like melodies. Susannah is a young girl living in an isolated area falsely accused of being promiscuous. Preacher Blitch comes to demand that she repent but she refuses. He then seduces her and is horrified to find that she is innocent.

For more information on these and other theater performances in our area, visit our events calendar.