A Penny Dreadful

PennyDreadfulA Penny Dreadful presents improvised narratives in the style of the Gothic Horror genre. The cast takes the stage to the Toccata and Fugue. We then take a suggestion — “Imagine a spooky mansion. What sort of rooms would be in such a place?” — which then spurs the show. The story focuses on love being threatened, one of the show’s main grounding themes. The pacing alternates between slow-paced intensity and higher-energy horror scenes. The format utilizes character monologues to better understand backstories and relationships as well as character naiveté to allow horror to escalate throughout the show. In addition, members of the cast provide “scene-ography”, which entails creating environments and emotions using their bodies