Evil Dead: The Musical
Egads Theatre Company
So, Evil Dead graces the stage again.
After a year off with minimal rehearsals and a whole lot more blood. Could it stand up to the test of a not so lost memory of the year before? The answer here is, yes they can.
Was this show something worth seeing the first time? Yes. The second? Sure, as long as (this reviewer feels) you take on the show from a different perspective. If last year you sat in the "safe zone" this year put on the laundry day clothes and sit in the SPLATTER ZONE! Two totally different shows and both equally entertaining.
Is it high brow "art"? No. Is it an enjoyable night of entertainment? Bloody well bet it is!
I liked the show. My major concern would be the lack of respect for the audience from either the actor or maybe the director in the case of Jake. The portly character brought on as a third wheel in the story. At one point in the show, Jake clears a snot rocket from his face only to have it land in the "splatter zone". It is one thing to get some blood that was designed to attack the audience. It is another thing to sit there and get someone's bodily fluids on your person. I do not know if this was intentional to get into the audience or if it was a rare showing of true form and talent from the actor, but regardless it is not something that should happen.
This incident didn't even happen to me I just was a witness to the act. Despite the lack of tact on the show it is still worth the look see. And who knows you may like it for a first showing or see it again from the suggested new perspective. Either way, it's worth the time to see these actors lay it down in this energy fueled show. Just don't forget to take a z-pack with you for the cold you'll no doubt get from Jake.