Audience Annihilated Part Two: Gold Star Sticker | Dream Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

Audience Annihilated Part Two: Gold Star Sticker New Review (Theater and Comedy) The Short List (Theater) Recommended Closing (Theater and Galleries) Brief Run (Theater)

When: Oct. 31-Nov. 3 2013

In his second 15-minute haunted house/horror show (the first staged in 2011), Jeremy Menekseoglu creates a thoroughly chilling nightmare in the time it takes most performances to open the curtain. Up to four audience members can play the starring role of six-year-old Princess, chained first to the TV (metaphorically), then the bed (actually), as she's subjected to the disturbing events unfolding around her. Other, more traditional seats are available, but I recommend this role, especially if you have a hand to hold. The thrillingly too-close-for-comfort characters, whose beer breath you can smell, are flawless: Nicole Roberts is heartless as Mother and Madelaine Schmitt worms into the pit of your stomach as Bear, a teddy-turned-tormentor. —Marissa Oberlander

Price: $18