(8.20) Celebrate the 124th birthday of author Howard Phillips Lovecraft with a double-bill of Lovecraftian entertainment.
First, experience a journey into madness as H.P. Lovecraft’s horrific masterpiece, “The Call of Cthulhu” comes to life in this twisted one-man performance from storyteller David Neilsen. Discover a world of forbidden knowledge, dark cults, and ancient secrets leading to an apocalyptic encounter with a terrifying behemoth from beneath the sea and beyond the stars.
Then, take a “sitting tour” of locations in Lovecraft’s Providence. In this informative and entertaining slideshow, Lovecraft scholar Donovan K. Loucks–webmaster of The H.P. Lovecraft Archive at HPLovecraft.com–will present photos of dozens of places on Providence’s East Side related to Lovecraft’s life and works.
Organizers advise, “. . . it is not recommended that children under 10 attend due to the dramatic nature of David’s performance.” Get your tots started with this Seusscraftian mash-up “The Call of Cthulhu for Beginning Readers.”
$12, 7pm to 9pm, Wednesday, August 20, Central Congregational Church, 296 Angell Street, Facebook