PONTYPOOL

By: Tony Burgess
With Permission from the Playwright

October 18 – 21, 2017

Eagle Eye Community Theatre
All Shows at 8:00 PM

In the sleepy town of Pontypool, Ontario, no one is safe from an epidemic so devastating it will leave you literally speechless.

Pontypool proves that in horror, less is often more and what is suggested can be just as dark as what is shown. It plays like the twisted terror found in the pulp classic EC comics, with a slight hint of WKRPand a gnarly squib. It’s fast. It’s fun and it’s a frightening treat for both horror and theater fans alike.” —Venus Zarris, Chicago Stage Review 

Pontypool will elevate your heart rate following the tried-and-true formula for building a horror mystery: tension to fear to fully realized horror. A mystical twist brings new life to an overdone genre, and prevents you from predicting any outcomes.” —Time Out Chicago

“…Pontypool is as much fun as a trip to the haunted house.” —NewCity Stage

Pontypool is a potentially chilling illustration of the dangers of repetition without critical thought as a means of enslavement.” —Clint May, Chicago Theater Beat

CAST:

Darren McPeake as Grant Mazzy

Janice Hayden as Sydney Briar

Avril Hanlon as Laurel-Ann Drummond

Kathryn Daniels* as Kate Loney

Myrna Iaconetti-Bush as Dr. Mendez

Glenn Gentil as Nigel Healing / French Announcer

CREATIVE TEAM:

Lisa Schaer Director

Janice Carroll Producer

Nancy Thompson Scenic Design

Janet Dundas Costume Design

Michael K. Hewitt Lighting & Sound Design

Barbara Stover Properties

Marcie Brenton Special FX Makeup

Christopher French Scenic Carpenter