So, I'm not actually too into Halloween. I mean, I enjoy dressing up and eating pumpkin-flavored treats, but I've never really been into scaring myself.
Until I met Ash.
For those of you who haven't been following, Ash is the newest roommate in our apartment (and another writer, so that makes life interesting. ;)). She LOVES Halloween, and it's starting to rub off. Our apartment is now decorated with spiders and vampire portraits, and at some point closer to the actual holiday we're putting bloody footprints on the floor.
Well, part of the Halloween fun is getting scared, right? Well, it just so happens that near an old mental hospital in the next city over, there's a theater. But not just a theater. A castle. A castle amphitheater sitting between the mountains and the mental hospital.
What better place to perform a Halloween show?
So Ash and I went to see Doctor Faustus. It was fascinating! Having never seen it before, I was enthralled! I think the most interesting part was the way they showed how the devil works. All throughout the play angels were trying to convince Faust to repent, but every time he hesitated, the devils would swarm in and tell him that he had no hope for repentance. There were so many times everyone in the audience was shouting at him to repent (they wanted a very interactive audience), but he just refused to believe there was any hope for him. It was really well done!
Well, I guess now it's on to the next Halloween experience: a haunted house.
Fare thee well, friend!