Oct. 29 & 30, 2016
Under the Yellow Sign
It is said, there is a play that once you’ve read or seen, will leave your mind grasping for reality again…
For one weekend only, Slipstream is thrilled to release its annual Penny Dreadful Halloween experience! Join us as we explore themes of madness, art and terror in Penny Dreadful 2016: Under the Yellow Sign. Weaving together 3 narratives adapted from The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers, and Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka, we tell a chilling tale about blurring the lines between art and insanity. A young artist discovers an ancient play that drives one to the edge of madness, and brings his muse with him over the edge. A young woman is locked away for her own good, with nothing but her imagination for company. And a sister re-enacts her brother’s tragic devolution into a writhing vermin, and the destruction of her family. All under the Yellow Sign of an ancient evil…
This year, we are offering a completely immersive experience, featuring room-to-room performances ranging from the unnerving to the truly terrifying, as well as a brand new escape room scenario. Do you fear for your own sanity in these rooms? You’ll have to find the key to get out first.
The cast features Laura Heikkinen, Steve Carson and Nick Rowley in The Yellow Sign, Kaitlyn Bourque, Ryan Ernst and Maya Gangadharan in The Yellow Wallpaper, and Victoria Witherspoon in Metamorphosis, as well as Tiaja Sabrie, Dan Miller and Andy Bearse. The production and adaptation is directed by Luna Alexander, Miles Boucher, Nick Rowley, Patrick Flanagan and Daniel Miller, with technical design and execution by Ryan Ernst, and costumes by Tiaja Sabrie and Laura Heikkinen.
This Penny Dreadful features a new adaptation of The Yellow Sign, The Yellow Wallpaper and Metamorphosis. Due to this, we must advise that this production may be inappropriate for ages under 13. The production runs Saturday October 29th and Sunday the 30th at 7 pm. Tickets are $12 in advance only and available via or by emailing . Slipstream Theatre Initiative is located at 460 Hilton in Ferndale.