Andrade Events and Ottoman, Ltd. are proud to announce the North American premiere of GRAND GUIGNOL, a horror play by Carl Grose and directed by Mitchell Altieri. The production is inspired by the Theatre du Grand Guignol and naturalistic horror stage shows that were all the rage in London and Paris in the early 20th century. Seating options for the GRAND GUIGNOL range from “splatter zone” seats to “shock boxes” – a VIP experience featuring a pre-show dinner, unlimited champagne and Grand Guignol signature cocktails. There will be a special Halloween themed package available on October 31 that will include an after party at Caña Cuban Parlor featuring Basque Cuisine.
GRAND GUIGNOL is set in 1903 Paris. It takes place in the back streets of Montmartre, just as the Theatre du Grand Guignol opens its doors to an unsuspecting public, who quickly become fascinated with the terror they experience. The psychiatrist, Dr. Alfred Binet, becomes obsessed with the theatrical horrors on display and ingratiates himself into the company. Here he meets Andre De Lorde, the premiere playwright of the theatre. Binet seeks to unearth the reasons why De Lorde writes such horrors, but in doing so inadvertently becomes the writer’s new muse. Soon, the Grand Guignol is a huge success. Things become complicated when a serial killer known as The Monster of Montmartre begins spilling blood (real blood) on the streets, and De Lorde reveals his previous collaborator was none other than the ghost of Edgar Allan Poe. Binet begins to lose his grip on what is real and what is not, as the boundaries between theatre and truth begin to blur.