new play in Sherman Oaks, CA called VILLAINY ~or~ H.H. HOLMES OWN STORY about America’s first known serial killer, the so called “Devil in the White City
Wednesday Oct 03, 2018 8:00 PM – Wednesday Nov 07, 2018 8:00 PM | $25.00
In 1893 a Devil roamed the White City at the Chicago World’s Fair.
The Devil was Herman Webster Mudgett, a medical doctor who went by the alias of Henry Howard Holmes, America’s first known serial killer.
When captured Holmes penned a pamphlet pleading his innocence, but quickly changed his tune when William Randolph Hearst offered a small fortune for the true story.
Holmes then wrote a lurid account of murdering men, women and children in a Hotel he built for the Fair, and selling their bones to medical schools.
“One pictures him scurrying into the cellar to dissect a corpse,” wrote Robert Bloch, author of PSYCHO, “then hurrying through a concealed passageway to join his latest inamorata in an upstairs bedroom. The comings and goings, the opening and closing of doors as though on cue, are reminiscent of a French farce.”
Written by John Strysik
Directed by Jeff G. Rack
Produced by John Strysik and Mike Carroll
Lightning Design by Derrick McDaniel
Set Design by Jeff G. Rack
Costumes by Shon LeBlanc
Music & Sound Design by Jay Woelfel
Solo Cello by Jennifer Novak Chun
Make Up & Wigs by Judi Lewin
Technical Director Bandon Loeser
CAST (In Order of Appearance):
Henry Howard Holmes
Herman Webster Mudgett + Ben Pitezel + Ned Conner
JENNIFER NOVAK CHUN
Mrs Holton + Carrie Pitezel + World’s Fair Woman & Chorus
Clara Lovering Mudgett + Julia Conner + Nannie Williams + World’s Fair Woman & Chorus
Myrta Belknap Holmes + Minnie Williams + Alice Pitezel + World’s Fair Woman & Chorus
Emeline Cigrand + Georgiana Yoke Howard + World’s Fair Woman & Chorus
Wednesdays at 8 PM, Oct 3 – Nov 7, at Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks.
Six performances only.
Valet Parking available at Augustine Wine Bar 1/2 block east of the Theatre.
Halloween is coming. And so is VILLAINY.