Venue Details

Hypnodrome
575 10th street San Francisco, CA 94103
415-337-4202
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4.1 / 5 Rated by 9 members
Review from Scott Carter
Red Velvet 824 events 455 reviews

We laughed. We cried. We screamed like little girlies. Another horribly good production from a fantastic group.

reviewed Oct 05 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from RC
Red Velvet 804 events 351 reviews

Thrillpeddlers alwas puts on a great show!!! Thanks again for a terrific evening out!

reviewed Oct 18 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Anjoo
112 events 20 reviews

It was a an absolute. The Thrillpeddlars are so creative, riotous and over the top and wildly invetive.

reviewed Oct 03 2012 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“While it wouldn’t be difficult to find a more intellectual theater in the Bay Area, you’d be hard-pressed to find a company with a clearer mission or more consistently high-quality work. The Thrillpeddlers are shameless, putting onstage deep, dark theatrical fantasies, but they execute their shamelessness with professionalism and panache. They give what they advertise — thrills — an all too rare commodity in Bay Area theater.” —SF Weekly

Description

Coals of Fire

A Classic Grand Guignol Thriller by Fredrick Whitney

Directed by Flynn DeMarco

Banned in Britian in 1922 for the play’s use of graphic violence and immoral subject matter, Thrillpeddlers revive this one-act play that was originally intended for the stage of London’s Grand Guignol theatre.

I’m A Mummy

A Vintage British Music Hall Act

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The Bride of Death_

A One-Act Horror Play by Michael Phillis

Based on characters and story ideas by Flynn DeMarco and Michael Phillis

Directed by Russell Blackwood

It is the mid 1940s, somewhere along the California coast. A reporter and his photographer have been sent to the sprawling home of aging actress Evelyn Maxwell. Famous for her “101 Death Scenes” in the London Grand Guignol, Maxwell is rumored to be making a comeback in film, reprising the role that made her infamous onstage: The Bride of Death.  But all is not as it seems when they arrive. The butler and maid are hiding something.  The doctor is harboring a terrible secret in his basement laboratory. A mysterious young woman is singing inside the walls. And Evelyn Maxwell has not aged a single day in her thirty years away from the spotlight.

“Those Beautiful Ghouls”

Music and Lyrics by Scrumbly Koldewyn

Leigh Crow sings of about the attributes of Shocktoberfest’s undead showgirls in this original production number.

The Twisted Pair

A One-Act Black Comedy by Rob Keefe

Directed by Russell Blackwood and Flynn DeMarco

When a poverty-stricken American scientist learns of Crick and Watson’s discovery of DNA in England, he decides that “funding follows fame” and sets out to be famous, no matter what the cost.

Cast:  Lisa Appleyard, Russell Blackwood, Steve Bolinger, Leigh Crow, Flynn DeMarco, Rory Davis, Nancy French, Dalton Goulette, Jim Jeske, Zelda Koznofski, Annie Larson, Bruna Palmeiro, Michael Phillis, Bonni Suval, Andy Wenger.

Seating info:

Winner of SF Weekly‘s “Best of San Francisco” Award for “Best Bonus Theater Experience” the Shock Boxes are themed loveseats (Heaven and Hell, The Pharaoh’s Tomb, and The Asylum of Shock), that offer the same opportunity for illicit trysting that was once a feature of the Parisian Theatre du Grand Guignol – thanks to a sheer curtain that can be drawn to conceal the goings on inside each private booth. In the “Turkish Lounge” for two, couples may bask in decadent languor and kick back in double-wide lounges among oriental carpets and silken pillows while enjoying the show.

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