This is a past event. Friday, December 21, 2018 at 7:30pm 9:30pm
Chapel Theatre 4107 N.E. Harrison St., Portland, OR
Street Scenes presents Vampire Tapestry by Suzy McKee Charnas. Stephen King called it “Scary, entertaining, suspenseful…”
Focusing on the Nebula Award-winning novella Unicorn Tapestry, it is the story of a psychotherapist, Dr. Floria Landauer, and her troubling relationship with her patient, Dr. Edward Lewis Weyland. At a time when bipolar disorder was referred to as manic depression and PTSD was referred to as battle fatigue, she struggles to determine the root cause of his delusion that he is a vampire. When she discovers the shocking source, the ultimate confrontation is inevitable.
Adapted and directed by Tobias Andersen, this production will be a suspenseful evening of theater. This show has adult content and is not recommended for children.
Ms. Charnas will be attending the opening night performance. Contact Michael Streeter at CWPeducation@gmail.com for further information.
"A superior, grandly detailed vampire story that takes the torment of its monstrous hero very seriously indeed ... Like all the very best monster-fiction writers in the Frankenstein tradition, Charnas uses the inhuman condition to explore the specialness of humankind — and the result is both a gripping psychological portrait and smashingly deft entertainment." — Kirkus Reviews
"... Charnas' view of her protagonist is unswervingly unsentimental, and ... her denouement is savage and intense and brilliantly satisfying ... Charnas' writing is also rich and impressive: she seems equally at home on a college campus, in the office of a professional therapist, in the emotions of a 14-year-old boy, and in the music and story of Tosca. The novel works on many levels — as pure adventure, as social description, as psychological drama, and as a passionate exploration of the web that links instinct, morality, and culture. It is a serious, startling, and revolutionary work, and I recommend it to all comers." — Washington Post