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GOREFEST: The Gruesome Tale of Penny Dreadful

“A Show about Hearts and Other Organs”

October 23 - November 1, 2014



An ImprovBoston tradition, GoreFest is part bloodbath, part musical, part haunted house and all hilarious. Immerse yourself in an incomparable display of gore and Broadway as fake blood, bodily fluids and beautiful melodies splatter the performers and audience members - making this one show you and your stomach won't soon forget. This year, get up close and personal with an intimate revival of laugh-packed ImprovBoston original The Gruesome Tale of Penny Dreadful, a Victorian-era love story, an eerie murder mystery, a bawdy comedy, and a musical so shockingly funny, you won't be able to sit down. Celebrate Halloween the grown-up way with ImprovBoston's Gorefest. 
Originally created by Don Schuerman
Book by Don Schuerman, Music by Steve Gilbane, Lyrics by Don Schuerman and Steve Gilbane
Executive Producer - Don Schuerman

Show Dates & Times

All shows are located in ImprovBoston's Studio Theater at 40 Prospect St, Central Square Cambridge

Show Schedule
Thursday, October 23, 8pm
Friday, October 24, 7:30pm  
Saturday, October 25, 7:30pm          
Sunday, October 26, 7:30pm
Thursday, October 30, 8pm  
Friday, October 31, 7:30pm  
Friday, October 31, 9:30pm  
Saturday, November 1, 7:30pm        
Creative Team
Matt Chapuran - Director
Steve Sarro - Musical Director
Julia Deegler - Choreographer
Emily Rosser - Costume Designer
Sam Monk - Gore/Effects Designer
Kimberly Margolis - Properties Designer
Production Team
Christine Toohey - Producer
Josh Garneau - Technical Director
Caitlin Mason - Stage Manager
Padraic O’Connor - Marketing Associate
Stirling Smith - Production Associate
Julia Deegler - Bart
Mac Gostow - Lord Bosleby
Ciarán Grumley - Art
Sarah Jacobs - Angie Nobble
Jimi McAvoy - Darius Nobble
Lauren Robinson - Penny Dreadful
Liz Roderick - Madame Listenburg
Bryan Smith - Lord Farquart-Hill
Matt Walczak - Doctor Listenburg


BEWARE: Audience members will likely be splattered in fake blood, guts, and gore. Dress for the season.