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GOREFEST: The Gruesome Tale of Penny Dreadful

“A Show about Hearts and Other Organs”

October 23 - November 1, 2014

Eventbrite - Gorefest    

(Clockwise from top left) Jimi McEvoy as Darius Nobble and Lauren Robinson as Penny Dreadful, Matt Walczak as Doctor Listenburg and Liz Roderick as Madame Listenburg, Lauren Robinson, Liz Roderick, and Jimi McEvoy. Photo Credit: Scott Istvan.

An ImprovBoston tradition, GoreFest is an intimate splatter musical with a steampunk vibe, dripping with unidentifiable bodily fluids and lacking in good taste. This year's revival of The Gruesome Tale of Penny Dreadful puts the audience on its feet and brings the actors up close for a fully immersive experience. Dismemberment, disfigurement, disgust and dancing abound in Penny Dreadful, a Victorian-era love story that meets bawdy original musical comedy. ImprovBoston's GoreFest is part campy, part Broadway, part haunted house and all hilarious.
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 McEvoy - 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.