The room steams with the hot intensity of confusion, rage and fear.
The stage is set in a community of Salem, Massachusetts during the time of the infamous witch trials. And the story follows families caught up in the throes of witchcraft anxiety. But there’s something even more scary than witches in this tale.
Force of Nature Productions brings back its Halloween-themed Fallen Saints in 2019 with “Salem,” which runs its final performances on Oct. 11 and 12. The production utilizes a cast of eight and two intimate stages to intensify the emotions set into play by the anxieties of a small, religious town.
Every year, Force of Nature manages to examine a different theme of the “Fallen Saints” concept, creating a unique, entertaining show with several layers of horror interlaced throughout its larger storyline. This year is no exception. And, in fact, this year it takes the emotional stakes up several levels, allowing audience members to experience the same kind of confusion, fear and rage so well developed in the characters.
The show effectively satisfies the sweet tooth of Halloween fans looking for a spooky treat along with theater lovers looking to plunge into the deeper layers of human darkness.
The Gory Details
What: “Fallen Saints: Salem”
Where: Actors Workout Studio, 4735 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, Calif.
When: Oct. 11 – 12, 2019; 8:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. (final performances)
How: Tickets $18 at fonprods.tix.com