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Werewolf

 

Zany horror film spoof opens Halloween night at

Racine Theatre Guild

 

A hilarious spoof of 1930’s horror movies arrives just in time for Halloween, opening on October 31 with a costume contest at intermission of “The Werewolf’s Curse or Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow.” The comedy continues for two weekends, through November 9, at the Racine Theatre Guild, 2519 Northwestern Avenue (Highway 38) in Racine. 

At the opening performance on October 31 at 7:30 p.m., patrons are encouraged to wear costumes and come on stage at intermission for a Halloween costume contest. Judges will determine winners in various divisions and categories. Prizes to be awarded include a $100 gift card from Yardarm Bar & Grill, $50 gift cards from Malicki’s Piggly Wiggly, $50 gift certificate from Signature Flowers by Randy, tickets and more. 

Written by pun-loving Billy St. John, the play follows Harry Pate (John Christensen), an American student at the University of Lipsync in Rumania, as he and his vegetarian fiancée (Laura Chartrand) seek a cure for his wolfman tendencies, like craving rare roast beef and sprouting hair whenever there’s a full moon. At the castle of Dr. Frank Einstein (Ron Halvorsen), Harry consults with Madam Clara Voyant (Wanda Brink-Faris), a gypsy fortune teller who travels with a two-bit carnival troupe owned by the unscrupulous Professor Wonder (Jay Rattle). The carnival also has a bearded lady (Sandy Pontillo); a tattooed lady with one tattoo (Lori Russ); a puny muscleman (Trevor R. Lewis); a sword swallower with a chronic sore throat (Brandon LaFrance); Siamese twins joined at the fingertip (Kristin Althoff, Eva Elam); a 4000-year-old mummy (Laura Powell); a 200-year-old, juice-drinking vampire (James Lee Christensen); and a belly dancer from Brooklyn (Melissa Zeien). Rounding out the cast of characters are seven villagers named Doppelganger (all played by Davidson Kane) and The Monster (Mike De Guire).  

Jack Phillips is directing the production for the Racine Theatre Guild. Kara Ernst heads the volunteer crew as production stage manager and also serves as stage manager. 

Performances take place over two weekends, from October 31 through November 9. On each weekend there are shows at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. In addition, there are Saturday matinees at 2 p.m. on November 1 and at 4 p.m. on November 8. Tickets cost $17 for adults, $15 for seniors (62 and older), and $12 for students (anyone 21 and under). Reduced rates are available to groups of 12 or more and subscribers. Flex pass packages of discounted admissions can be purchased, as well. 

The Racine Theatre Guild is a nonprofit community (volunteer-based) theatre now in its 77th season. The box office is open from 12 to 6 p.m. on weekdays and from 90 minutes prior to each curtain time through intermission. For reservations or further information, call 262-633-4218.

Tickets may be ordered online at www.racinetheatre.org; however, discounts and coupons cannot be applied to online orders and subscriptions cannot be purchased online. 



 


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Through the efforts of hundreds of dedicated volunteers led by a small professional staff, the Racine Theatre Guild, a community theatre, provides a variety of live entertainment and educational offerings for all ages, including:

  • Main-stage plays and musicals
  • Racine Children’s Theatre
  • Jean’s Jazz Series
  • Comedy Tonight
  • Theatre trips
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RTG volunteers have diverse backgrounds—some arrive without experience, while others come with theatre degrees. All you need is desire! Do you want to meet people and have fun? Be part of a team? Learn new things? Indulge your creative side? See amazing results from your efforts?

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Information is available at

2519 Northwestern Ave., www.racinetheatre.org, 262-633-4218.