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Arts & Entertainment - May 17, 2019

Dragons and monsters and ghosts, oh my!

'Shoggoths on the Veldt' is a wild and wacky Lovecraftian spoof

by Karla Kane

If you go see Cameron McNary's "Shoggoths on the Veldt" at the Dragon Theatre, leave your seriousness at the door, sit back and be prepared for maximum silliness. To get in the proper mindset, perhaps take a selfie wearing the green inflatable tentacles provided in the lobby. It's that kind of show.

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Arts & Entertainment Editor Karla Kane can be emailed at kkane@paweekly.com.

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Posted by Mary
a resident of another community
on May 16, 2019 at 6:22 pm

Enjoyed this very fun play on Mother's Day with my husband and 2 older teens. The set design is very minimal so you can focus on the excellent enthusiastic performances. Highly recommend!


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Posted by john kirschner
a resident of another community
on May 17, 2019 at 3:12 am

From my swshbuckleing days of relative calm to the uproarious splendor of "Shoggoths on the Veldt," I have been known to come unglued upon leaving the glu factory of humor. This production left me in an awkward situation. That of being loving it but, for the fourth time in my life, torn by the idea of sharing my feelings in public knowing that I really know nothing. Bring a friend. Bring an enemy. Bring them both to enjoy or despise the love-jate relationship of a bright light being shed on dark humor.


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