[Ed. Note - For more on this story, see our interview with Director Chad Wise.]
Official Press Release
Chicago, IL – Aug 25, 2005 – Slashers. You know the genre....some masked nut case chases down and creatively murders a group of attractive teenagers with poor decision making skills, who have somehow unleashed the killer's repressed psychosexual anger. Pretty standard fare, right? But what if the last survivor of the massacre, the girl that makes it out alive, decides to take matters in her own hands and hunt down the Slashers herself?
That's the premise of the hit horror comic book 'Hack/Slash' from Chicago's Devil's Due Publishing that New Millennium Theatre Company has brought screaming to life on stage. Fresh from its world premiere at the Flashback Weekend Horror Convention where it received rave reviews from the likes of Ted Raimi (Evil Dead, Xena: Warrior Princess) "Really Great! Really Funny!", HACK/SLASH: STAGEFRIGHT is a multimedia fright fest featuring digitally projected backdrops from the actual comic books (think: the Sin City movie on stage), blockbuster fight scenes, scantily clad coeds and plenty of splattering blood (there are special 'blood seats' in the theater where you WILL get sprayed!). HACK/SLASH: STAGEFRIGHT is truly a one-of-a-kind stage experience, perfect for horror movie fans or anyone who likes a good scare!
The cast of HACK/SLASH: STAGEFRIGHT includes Stefani Bishop, Adam Mack, Jason Bone, Gina Ferenzi, Paul Czarnowski, Guy Schingoethe, Jenna Schmidt, Don Alsafi, Jenny Myers, Ellen Domonokos & Matt Russell. Directed by Chad Wise. Assistant Director: Laura Coleman. Hack/Slash created by Tim Seeley.
Image can be found here: http://www.devilsdue.net/promo/HackSlash_Play/
All performances are at the National Pastime Theater, 4139 N. Broadway, between Irving Park & Montrose. The show will run September 23rd - October 29th, Fridays and Saturdays at 10:30 pm. Tickets are $15 general admission and are available at the door or call 773-989-4515, http://www.nmtchicago.org/.
WHO: New Millennium Theatre Company
WHEN: September 23rd - October 29th, Friday & Saturday at 10:30pm
WHERE: National Pastime Theater, 4139 N. Broadway, Chicago, Illinois, 773-989-4515
TICKETS: $15.00 General Admission
Devil's Due. Reminding everyone that pop culture IS our culture.
ABOUT DEVIL'S DUE PUBLISHING (DDP)
Devil's Due Publishing was formed in 1999 as both a commercial art studio and a small press comic book publisher. DDP's first breakout success was 2001's revamp of G.I. JOE, returning the long-lost 1980s characters to comics. Fans bought over 100,000 copies per month, immediately propelling G.I. JOE to the top of the charts. Today, DDP's lineup includes Army of Darkness, Street Fighter, Hack/Slash and the Aftermath universe, a new imprint featuring super-powered heroes in titles like Defex, Breakdown, Blade of Kumori and Infantry.
ABOUT NEW MILLENNIUM THEATRE COMPANY
New Millennium Theatre Company is a non-profit arts organization that has pushed the envelope of pop-culture themed entertainment in Chicago for the Last 7 years. Past productions include Evil Dead! The Musical, Scooby-Doo Mystery Theatre and SHAKESPLOITATION!