Mark Z. Danielewski

Mark Z. Danielewski 
The Fifty Year Sword

“A genuinely scary chiller, a satire on the business of criticism and a meditation on the way we read.” —The Guardian

Featuring Christopher O'Riley

Timed with the Pantheon Books release of The Fifty Year Sword this October, celebrated author Mark Z. Danielewski (House of Leaves) once again casts his wicked spell on Halloween: an eerie theatrical presentation of his ghost story for grown-ups. Christopher O’Riley, concert pianist and host of NPR’s From The Top, composes and performs music for an evening of harrowing visuals, special guests and maybe even a gravedigger. The tale unfolds in East Texas, where a local seamstress named Chintana finds herself responsible for five orphans who are not only captivated by a storyteller’s tale of vengeance, but by the long black box he sets before them. As midnight approaches, the box is opened, a fateful dare is made, and the children as well as Chintana come face to face with the consequences of a malice retold and now foretold.

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Date/TimeGM/STCA
WED 10/31
7:30 pm
$20$16$10
WED 10/31
9:30 pm
$20$16$10

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff