H.P. Lovecraft Inspires “Creepy” Puppet Play
Like weird and twisted horror/mystery stories by the likes of H.P. Lovecraft? Hell yea! Explore the original puppet play based on the dark stories of Lovecraft, called “Cthulhu: A Puppet Play”.
The play is an alluring tale of deception and the fine line between delusions and reality. “A professor purchases an object on one of those auction shows and becomes obsessed with its mysterious powers. He begins to find out that the object is of interest to others, too, possibly not in a good way,” said Matthew Carter, who plays the professor puppet in the production.
The production was conceived by Mike and Kelly Switzer of the Ornery Theatre who created this multimedia show in awe of Lovecraft’s warped sense of imminent abyss and dreadful horror. Known for his novels such as, In the Mountains of Madness, Lovecraft continues to inspires horror in all the arts. “His influence on current filmmakers and other horror novelists cannot be overstated,” Carter stated.
“I have been a fan of the works of H.P. Lovecraft and found out that The Ornery Theatre was launching this fascinating production. I have known Kelly and Mike Switzer for several years and asked if I could be involved. They contacted me, and I was lucky enough to be offered the role of the lead role of The Professor. In addition, I had built puppets before and done some videography with them in school, I have never been as deeply involved in a full-blown puppet production. So the two things, H.P. Lovecraft and the exciting nature of the production using puppets and video and sound really drew me to the piece,” Carter explains of his attraction to this fascinating play.
The show will take place February 14th, 15th, 16th, and 18th starting at 8:00 p.m. at 14 Pews. The event is $5.00 for students and $10.00 for adults.