By Steve Sucato
In April, Ellen Deutsch’s Geeksdanz interpreted the high-tech world of video gaming. Now her fledgling troupe explores a much older, low-tech form of entertainment: ghost stories.
Manifestations ─ at Shadyside’s intimate Steel City Improv Theater ─ seeks to tingle spines and chill blood. Four dancers will perform to six stories by award-winning storyteller Alan Irvine, drawn from legends, folk tales and literary classics including Bram Stoker‘s “The Judge’s House”.
The interpretations range from pretty realistic to very abstract, says Deutsch. A half-hour family-friendly early show features three G-rated stories; two hour-long performances add three PG-13-rated tales.
Geeksdanz presents Manifestations 7 p.m. (family show) and 8 and 10 p.m., Steel City Improv Theater, 5950 Ellsworth Ave., Shadyside. $5-10. Reservations at firstname.lastname@example.org
This article first appeared in Pittsburgh City Paper October 16, 2013. Copyright Steve Sucato.