New York City theater group End Times needs your support to help deliver more Horror themed theater to the Big Apple. This small group of performers regularly incorporate everything from the walking dead to Charlie Manson into their routines. Their annual performance of Vignettes for the Apocalypse is set to return for the 5th time, but not without your help. They’ve recently launched a Kickstarter.com campaign to assist in raising the necessary funds to raise the curtains on this production. The costs they are looking to cover include theater rental, make-up, props, costumes, and many of the elements that are the lifeblood of the stage, and they only have limited time left to benefit from your support.
Highlights from End Times include:
■Special performances by Clay Chapman (The Pumpkin Pie Show, Rest Area, Host of Fangoria’s Fear Mongers)
■The premiere of Nosedive Productions’ latest Blood Brothers show, “Freaks From the Morgue”.
■18 new short pieces, and 6 “best of” from the past 4 editions -The East Coast premiere of the full-length “Smart”, based on the true story of the Dartmouth Murders in which two “normal” teens brutally murdered a professor and his wife, stabbing them a total of 47 times. Directed by Russell Dobular, Written by Robert Fieldsteel.
■”The You Knows Know”, by Derek Ahonen (“Pied Pipers of the Lower East Side”,the Amoralists), presents a future in which heterosexual unions are outlawed. Directed by Kristen Skye Hoffman (Wide Eyed Productions)
■”Madhouse”, by Jerrod Bogard (“The Spin Cycle”, Wide Eyed Productions), a classic-style Guignol in which a 19th century horror novelist is locked up in a insane asylum for inspiration by her publisher. Experimental brain surgery ensues.
■The return of last year’s disturbing festival hit, “The Kids Are Awake”, by Mark Borkwoski (Star of The Perfect Witness, The Cost of a Soul, author of The Godling), dealing with the effect of the BTK killings on the children of both the killer, and his victims.
■The triumphant return of cult band, Witches In Bikinis, performing with Alien Surfer Babes, grotesque burlesque artist, Missy B Havior, and Steve Strangio’s comic deconstruction of the slasher genre, “Savage Hot Babe Massacre”, in the first ever Vignettes Horror-Rock Circus. Hosted by The Blood Brothers. Musical Direction by Serena Miller. Choreogrpahy by Tiffany Herrioett.
■An exclusive screening of “The Perfect Witness”, with Q & A by star and co-writer, Mark Borkowski.
■The New York premiere screening of Ford Austin’s “Dahmer Vs. Gacy”.