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THEATER: "The Vampire Monologues" 

This weekend only, Black Sheep Theatre will present its 2nd Annual Halloween Event, "An Evening of Thrills and Chills," a selection of Halloween-inspired one-act plays, monologues, and poetic and dramatic readings, directed by Deborah Smola and Rob Hutter. This year's featured event is the Rochester premiere of Wade Bradford's "The Vampire Monologues," a collection of soliloquies from the inhabitants of Morgenroth Mortuary, which doubles as a breeding ground for new vampires. The cast of characters includes Cunningham the Minion, who serves as the welcoming party for the "new bloods"; Morgenroth, the ancient vampire and part-time florist; and Aria, the 16-year-old baby vamp, who will tell the audience all about her introduction to "the life."

Also featured will be the one-act play "Morning Becomes Olestra," in which a woman plots her husband's death with the help of her vampire lover, and a one-act play by local playwright, Rob Hutter, "Say Yes to the Death," a spoof of the popular TLC program, in which a bride goes looking for the perfect wedding gown with her dead mother in tow. Also enjoy dramatic readings from Stoker's "Dracula," Kafka's "The Dream," and Edgar Allan Poe will stop by to read some of his works. The adult-content of the show comes with a recommendation for ages 13 and over.

The performances will be held at Black Sheep Theatre (274 North Goodman St, in the Village Gate, third floor, Suite D313), on Friday and Saturday, October 26-27 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, October 28 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15, for more information, call 861-4816 or visit blacksheeptheatre.org.

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