Mark 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

In the spirit of Halloween, critically acclaimed author of House of Leaves Mark Z. Danielewski creates a special treat for the occasion: a collaborative theatrical presentation of his limited-edition, illustrated ghost story The Fifty Year Sword, which blends the oldest traditions with his singular innovations. The chills begin on a late October evening at an East Texas ranch when Chintana, a seamstress recovering from a painful divorce, encounters a shadowy caped Story Teller recounting for five orphans a tale of revenge, a harrowing quest, and a terrible sword, which everyone soon realizes waits before them, concealed in a long black box, honed for new crime. Danielewski assembles an eclectic mix of special guest performers to conjure an unpredictable evening of whispering voices and the intricacies of malice foretold and retold.

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SUN 10/31
7:00 pm
SUN 10/31
9:00 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff