UPDATE: Review by Georgia Young for austinist.com, October 30
UPDATE: Review by Spike Gillespie on her blog Spike Speaks, October 30
UPDATE: Review by Ryan E. Johnson at austinist.com, October 31
extend an invitation for you to view
A Most Unsettling and Possibly Haunted Evening
in the Parlour of the Brothers Grimm
October 28, 8 p.m.
October 29, 8 p.m.
October 30, 8:00 p.m.& 10 p.m.
In a hidden room somewhere within 311 W. 7th Street,
the Brothers Grimm are entertaining for Hallowe'en...
A sinister co-production from Trouble Puppet Theatre Company (Frankenstein, The Jungle) and The Hidden Room (Taming of the Shrew - Original Practices),
A Most Unsettling and Possibly Haunted Evening in the Parlour of the Brothers Grimm features thrillingly gruesome (and therefore rarely told) tales, accompanied by live musicians and of course the amazing creations of Trouble Puppet.
While in the parlour, you may also:
- Thrill to the forbidden dances of Desert Sin!
- Dare to see your future revealed in the hands of a wandering gypsy!
- Revel with Wilheim Grimm as he leads the lighthearted in parlour games!
- Delight in caramel apples, and other traditional treats!
- Brave the tales that have for hundreds of years terrified and taught the invaluable lesson - "TRUST NO ONE."
Click for more images by Kimberley Mead, posted by ALT on October 9
This evening promises to be highly disquieting, and is certainly not recommended for patrons under the age of 13, or those with delicate sensibilities. Ladies should consider a mild loosening of the corset to avoid hyperventilation.
Reservations & Password:
Tickets & Information: AusTIX at 512-474-TIXS (8497) or at www.nowplayingaustin.com/Austix
Queries to the Matriarch: (310) 243-6426 or
Trouble Puppet Theatre's Connor Hopkins has been awarded scholarships to attend the prestigious National Puppetry Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center each year since 2007. In 2009, he was invited to the conference as an Emerging Artist. The piece he developed there, an adaptation of Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle, won a Seed Grant from the Jim Henson Foundation, and was performed as a work-in-progress in Austin. The Jungle was named on three of four of The Austin Chronicle’s “Best of 2009” theater lists. It was one of only three productions to be nominated for the B. Iden Payne award for Outstanding Theatrical Event in 2009. The Austin Theater Examiner nominated Connor Hopkins and The Jungle for Best New Play Written by an Austinite (or Austinites) and for Special Technical Achievement, for puppet design. It is nominated for two 2010 Austin Critics Table Awards, for Best Production (drama) and Scenic Design. The Jim Henson Foundation has since awarded Trouble Puppet a Project Show Grant to produce a fully realized Jungle in 2011.
The Hidden Room's Beth Burns is an actor, director, and National Endowment of the Arts/NFRIG award-winning playwright. She studied playwrighting extensively with Edward Albee and found in him both a mentor and a friend. In Los Angeles, her work as a director earned glowing reviews from the LA Times, Backstage West, and the LA Weekly. Burns went on to work for the world-famous comedy theatre the Groundlings as an instructor and performer for over ten years. She was a regular performer in the Groundlings’ Crazy Uncle Joe Show, proclaimed “the best long form improv show in Los Angeles, if not the world,” by the LA Times. Beth now splits her time between Los Angeles and Austin, where she earned accolades for her play “The Long Now,” (winner – B. Iden Payne Outstanding Original Script) as well as directing acclaimed productions of "Twelfth Night," "As You Like It," and “The Taming of the Shrew - Original Practices” – the launching show for her company The Hidden Room. Beth's next project, an Austin/London collaboration between The Hidden Room and Fourth Monkey Theatre Company arrives February 2011.