Gorey Stories: So morbidly funny, you’ll die laughing

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By Michelle Garyn

The Union Theater Department is proud to present the highly-anticipated spring production, Gorey Stories.

Based on the tales told by American writer and illustrator Edward Gorey, Director Patricia Culbert describes her vision as “the most lovely, chaotic, creative mess, out of which this massively talented cast, we will have a lovely chaotic creative masterpiece.”

Essentially a series of grim, fairytale-esque stories, the upcoming show promises sex, death and limericks, among other surprises. Comprised of a versatile cast, each actor will keep the audience entertained, playing multiple characters but remaining identifiable through a colored motif that adds to the silly, cartoon-like feel of the show.

Demonstrating various moods and stereotypical character portrayals, each scene will differ from the others, and everyone is guaranteed to find something they like.

Offering an array of accents, activities and men performing ballet in thongs, there is never a dull moment in Gorey Stories. Its dark humor is not to be missed.

The production will run from May 29 through June 1 at 7:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. show on June 2. Tickets are now on sale at the Box Office, located in Yulman Theatre.

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