Seventy Scenes of Halloween
by Jeffrey Jones
sponsored by The Friends and Enemies of Modern Theater
direction: Joseph Cermatori
scenic: Deb O and Jiyoun Chang
costume: Deb O
lighting: Jiyoun Chang
sound: Ryan Homsey
production photography: Alyssa Blumstein
producer: Tommy Russell
It’s Halloween night, and Jeff and Joan are a pair of thirty-somethings whose relationship is hitting the skids in the suburbs. Bizarre objects keep appearing on their front porch, and strangers in makeshift costumes are loitering ominously outside their home. Careening through seventy comic and disturbing scenes, the Theater Frenemies unfold an uncanny world of tricks, treats, and other theatrical wonders—one that’s equal parts pagan ritual, horror film, love story, hipster Halloween party, and investigation into America’s bougie-bohemian unconscious.
Audience members were encouraged to attend in costumes and were treated to Halloween candy.