Letting actors into your home may be scarier than vampires.
As All Hallows' Eve quickly approaches, people are running out of scary movies to watch and have already seen Hocus Pocus 25 times this month. Thankfully, Generic Theater, Norfolk's "Off-Broadway" playhouse, will be hosting a virtual event to scare your socks off!
Sunday, October 25, from 7 to 10 p.m. local talent will be reading "ghoulish ghost stories" via Zoom to be enjoyed for free in the comfort of your own home. Earlier in the evening, the actors will be reading "kid-friendly" stories that the whole family can shiver to but, as the witching hour approaches, the tales get darker and the mood more sinister.
The Generic Theater is no stranger to COVID-compliant entertainment. In fact, they were among the first local theatres to start bringing events online. Back in July, the Generic produced a streaming performance of "A Chorus Line" that included actual dance numbers with a socially distant ensemble. The cast was able to rehearse in the extremely spacious parking area underneath Chrysler Hall where the Generic is located, and tickets were only $20 per viewing.
No word yet on what scary stories will be shared with the public, but considering the pool of talented local actors that frequent the Generic's productions, it should make for an entertaining evening. The storytelling is set to start at 7 p.m. and will wrap up at 10 p.m.
Go to the theater's Event page on Facebook for the Zoom invite, grab some popcorn, and don't forget to turn off the lights ... unless you're too scared!