Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw. Wordsmiths indeed, but modern American theater audiences might prefer to watch the savage and bloody slaughter of innocents by supernatural forces to fancy-talking snobs in knickers.
Thanks to enterprising local theater company Daisy's Madhouse, Boiseans will get exactly that.
BW has learned that said madhouse is planning a production of Evil Dead: The Musical in October.
Yes, you read that right. Evil Dead: The Musical. The play is based on the film franchise from director Sam Raimi and actor Bruce Campbell in which five college students on spring break accidentally unleash forces of darkness. The stage production premiered off-Broadway in 2006 and ran eight shows a week to rave reviews of its over-the-top demonic song-and-dance numbers. It was the only stage show to warn attendees about sitting in the "splash zone," where they're likely to be doused in fake blood.
Aimee Nell Smith, president of Daisy's Madhouse told BW that the show will be directed by Jenn Dunn, who previously directed Reefer Madness: The Musical and The Eight: Reindeer Monologues for the the company.
Evil Dead: The Musical combines elements of all three films in the franchise: Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness.
No word yet on what venue is daring enough to host the show, but let's hope it has easy-to-clean floors.