Saturday, February 20, 2010

Redmoon Theater: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

If you see The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari at Chicago's Redmoon Theater before its run ends on March 7th (and you should!), be warned that it is a tale based on a horror film and that nightmares could follow.

Spirits surround us on every side...they have driven me from hearth and home, from wife and child.

The plot of Redmoon production is different from the plot of the 1920 film. Of course, the 1920 film took a turn away from the original script when the producer decided to blunt its pacifistic message with an odd framing device. I guess he figured that post-World-War Germany didn't need to hear about the dangers of following an evil maniac's commands. But I digress.

The point is, this is a great production. Just be aware that it's a creepy story told with scary puppets.

1 comment:

jenksie said...

i loved that show - saw it a few years ago. very haunting and unforgettable. poor Cesar.