From deep in the dark, tremulous mire of non-Euclidian dreamscapes and grasping tentacles, 20th century American writer H.P. Lovecraft’s impact on modern media is almost incalculable. From tabletop games like Dungeons and Dragons, to video games like Bloodborne, to media darlings like Stranger Things, Lovecraft has shaped the way that we see fear as the “Father of Cosmic Horror” – the terror of coming face to face with the utterly unfathomable, and the existential dread in knowing you are completely insignificant amongst the vast and terrible cosmos.
He was also so racist he named his beloved black cat ******-Man.
This is a story of legacy and intention, of context and consequences, and of how much we’re willing to swallow.
Hello! My name is Casey Alcoser, and I'm the creator of Coffee, Tea, and Gin - it's truly been a labor of Lovecraft! Originally conceived of in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic halted its progress toward Fringe that year. But now, the time has come, and with your generous support, I couldn't be more excited to share this Weird Tale with you! I look forward to seeing you there!
The Zephyr Theatre
7456 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, California
SHOW DATES AND TIMES:
THU June 1st - 7:45 PM
SUN June 18th - 11:15 AM
WED June 21st - 7:15 PM
SAT June 24th - 9:00 PM
Your money will go towards:
- Renting the Zephyr and insuring the space ($1100)
- Designing my beautiful poster (courtesy of Marina [email redactado]ustration) ($150)
- Advertising ($200)
- Filming the show to share with out-of-town donors ($200)
- Buying props and costume ($150)
- Paying the actor and the writer. ($600)
- Paying the lighting and sound designer. (TBD)
- Throwing an after-party for in-town donors (TBD)
It takes a village to raise a child - and to put on a show, and I would be so grateful to have any help raising this particular child to its fullest potential.