This October, House Party Theatre is back with a dark, supernatural thriller cooked up in their new play development wing: SHADOW WOMAN. A brand new horror play imagined by Dallas playwright Claire Carson, SHADOW WOMAN will bring to the stage the shock, thrill, and camp featured almost exclusively in the film landscape of the past several decades.
This world premiere will incorporate movement, spectacle, and visual storytelling to immerse us in the world of Arrah Andrews (Bella O’Brien), a 17-year-old girl living alone with her father and her tabby cat Lucifer (Gracie Cuny). Arrah and her father finally move into a new house and for a moment, life starts to feel normal again. She’s ready to head back to high school, enjoy her Dad’s wholehearted attempts at pizza, and hang out with her best friend, Rachel (Dakota Ratliff). Soon Arrah realizes there’s something in the house no one but she and her cat seem to notice. Then she wakes up with the bruises on her wrists.
Throughout the play, Arrah goes to life-defining war on two fronts: a dark struggle against a powerful supernatural presence threatening to destroy her and her family from the inside out, and a simultaneous battle against the package-deal fears that accompany being female in today’s maelstrom of a world.
Performed in the underground lake-level space at the Bath House Cultural Center.