Sassafras Cannon Returns As A Unique Haunted House Experience
Ethereal Crack comes back to the haunted house scene after a hiatus in 2017 with an explosive new production where history meets comedy - it is bound to be the largest, wildest Halloween party that you've been to in years.
In a production set to be one of the first of its type in Charlotte, attendees are welcomed into a full house, where the production goes on all around the building - guests are free to explore everywhere from the living room to the kitchen where unique things are going on. No person will have the same experience as another.
Featuring a cast of 40+, who knows who will show up? Be prepared to enter a time-twisted world reminiscent of Downton Abbey, The Silence of the Lambs, and 30 slasher movies, and Ken Burns' Civil War being put into a blender together.
The show providing the central plot is Tim Starnes' Sassafras Cannon, an American Civil War set dark comedy piece based around the exploits of the now broke aristocratic Bloodworth family. Once owners of the world's largest candy corporation, they now risk bankruptcy as the Civil War rages on and shipping product becomes impossible on the destroyed railroads. Things go a bit wild as an investment scheme is brokered to defraud a new set of unknowing industrialists, with unintended consequences following.
More About Producer, Director & Playwright, Timothy "Tim" Starnes
When not running his various business ventures, he writes stageplays that seem as if they have come from the pages of an irate history textbook left to go on an endless loop on an endless rollercoaster in an endless rainstorm, with periods of history shamelessly pulped together with fictional characters based on real figures, and then heavily peppered with autobiographical stints tinged with aspects of horror-comedy, cheap thrillers, German expressionism, and film noir.
Interested in comedy as black as licorice floating in the darkest corner of space (where nobody can hear the critics scream,) punchy satire, absurdism-tainted realism, and biting hard, he is here to prove that it is great fun (and exercise) to be run out of town by an angry mob, especially when you have style about it.
All tickets are $15 an include all aspects of the night - take-home interactive props, interactive ticketing, a tea & coffee bar, candy & dessert buffet, and entry to the event.
Group Discounts: Purchase 4 or more tickets and receive a $4.75 discount off each ticket.
All attendees must be 18 or older.