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Seeking like-minded weirdos and fiends! Support WildClaw's mission to bring the world of Horror and Clive Barker to the Chicago stage.
Seeking like-minded weirdos and fiends! Support WildClaw's mission to bring the world of Horror and Clive Barker to the Chicago stage.
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The Why? Money, money, money...

These kickstarter funds will go along way to defray our production costs, cover our rehearsal space rental fee, and provide a boost to our marketing budget allowing us to reach out to a wider audience. Our ticket sales alone do not cover the cost of production.  Please consider stepping up to support the arts!

The What? Clive Barker's The Life of Death

It’s Christmastime in London, but mortality, not merriment, is on everyone’s minds. A serial killer is terrorizing the British capital leaving a trail of victims in his wake. Elaine, however, has been dealing with life and death matters on a more personal scale. While going through the healing process from a life-saving hysterectomy, she becomes fascinated with death. Her morbid obsession leads her to an old church being demolished and a mysterious man who shares her dark curiosity. While dealing with her lost ability to give life and her recent brush with death, she stumbles upon a terrible secret buried beneath the stones of the ruined church. Clive Barker’s The Life of Death is a journey of transformation and restoration from beyond the grave.

The Where and Who?

Our play opens on October 5th at the Chicago Storefront Theatre!  It is a world premiere adaptation by our founding artistic director Charley Sherman and directed by Carolyn Klein featuring WildClaw company members Brian Amidei, Casey Cunningham, Steve Herson, and Michaela Petro. Guest Artists include Bryson Engelen, Jesse Manson, Mallory Nees, Christy Arrington, Kevin Mullaney and Adam Soule.  Designers and Production Team includes company member and artistic director Aly Amidei along with Chris Kriz, John Wilson, Brandon Wardell, Mary Rose O'Conner, and Ira Amyx. Poster design by company member Charlie Athanas.  

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