Two new shadow plays The Legend of Mothman, and Spookhaus Apokalypse! will be performed live as part of the Halloween program at the Detroit Institute of Arts in the lecture hall on October 25that 8:30 pm and on Oct. 27th at 3:30 pm. The plays were written by Cary Loren and the puppetry created by Ann Arbor artist Tom Carey.
All the characters in these apocryphal plays will each be vocalized and narrated by Rob St. Mary, a former radio announcer and reporter at WDET, now working in Aspen for public radio. The band Monster Island including Jimbo Easter, Matthew Smith and Cary Loren will create spacey background music, other-worldly sound effects and a sculptural installation of Alien Tombstones made specially for this shadow screen spectacle.
The Legend of Mothman and Spookhaus Apokalypse! will take you inside the latest conspiracy theories, UFO legends, cartoon culture and Halloween rituals. In both shadow plays you will meet zombies, cannibal witches, ghosts, goblins, Detroit celebrities like the Insane Clowns from outer-space, the Vernor’s gnome, hot rodding Rat Finks, the Devil’s Robot, Martian UFOs, cartoon heroes like Hot Stuff the Little Devil, Cecil the Sea-Sick Sea Serpent, the ghost of Ed Wood Jr., Criswell, Dracula, Frankenstein, Snoopy, Charley Brown, Godzilla, Mothra and many other assorted monsters and creatures from the 5th dimension. This is show not to be missed! It is viewable for all ages and admission is free with entrance to the DIA.