Aaron Blanck's "Trick Or Treat-Quel" Casts A Spell On Epic
After taking over the tinsel in last season’s A Christmas to Forget, Aaron Blanck is back with many of his holiday friends to dismantle everyone’s favorite pagan celebration. In Aaron Blanck’s Trick or Treat-quel, all the characters you sort of remember and kind of love have reassembled to bring you a spooky, musical, never-ending nightmare for all ages!
“After the success of last year’s show, I was like, ‘Hey Aaron, do you want to do this again,’” says Artistic Director Kevin Broccoli, “He said, ‘No’ and that was the last I heard of it until I found out he’d been rehearsing in the theater for the past few weeks. I tried telling him that we’d scheduled a production of Now, Voyager in October after he turned us down, but he refused to leave, and with my lawyers out of town, it looked like we just had to go ahead with it and hope for the best.”
The top-secret production has been shrouded in secrecy, but we do know that it answers all your questions from the first show, such as--
How did Aaron meet DJ?
Has Tina the Puppet gone Equity?
Will Renee Zellwegger convince us she’s Judy Garland?
“I keep hearing screaming and then crying and then more screaming and then a little bit of laughter then some singing and back to the screaming,” says Broccoli, “And that’s just when Aaron’s alone in his dressing room.”
Aaron Blanck’s Trick or Treat-quel will play a very limited run at the Artists’ Exchange, home to Epic Theatre Company from October 11th - 19th.
Tickets can be purchased at https://www.artists-exchange.org/events
TRICK OR TREAT-QUEL
Directed by Aaron Blanck and Jack Clarke
Written by Aaron Blanck
Insured by Aaron Blanck
And Introducing Aaron Blanck* as Aaron Blanck
*Denotes Being Under Investigation for Acting as an Unlicensed Bette Davis Impersonator
Stage Manager: Kevin Thibault
Music Director: Brian Kozac
Dance Captain: Jennifer Pierel
Lighting Designer: Katie Westgate
Costume Coordinator: Lauren Pothier
Epic Production Manager: Samantha Gaus
Epic General Manager: Megan Ruggiero
Epic Operations Manager: Kerry Giorgi
Epic Technical Director: Alexander Sprague
Artistic Associates: Alvaro Beltran, Angelique Dina,
Korey Pimentel, Melanie Stone
Poster Design: Elena Semenkova
Resident Photographer: Dave Cantelli
Visual Series Curator: Samantha Gaus
Friday, October 11th @ 8pm
Saturday, October 12th @ 8pm
Friday, October 18th @ 8pm
Saturday, October 19th @ 8pm
All performances at 50 Rolfe Square, Cranston RI
Tickets: $20 General Admission, $15 Seniors, $10 Students
$5 for Anyone Aaron Slanders
Ticket Link: https://www.artists-exchange.org/events
***Epic Theatre Company seeks to bring provocative contemporary work to Rhode Island as well as new perspectives on classical theater. We strive to continue the tradition of "event" theater, where each production has built-in excitement both for the audiences and the artists involved.
****Epic is a proud member of the Rhode Island Theater Alliance (RITA) and is the Resident Theater Company at the Artists Exchange in Cranston, RI.