Dusk in the News

Dusk is a Recommended pick in the Chronicle this week. And I love the way Brenner describes the show:

DUSK: IMPROVISED TWEEN EROTICA Gnap! Theatre Projects introduces its send-up of the ridiculously popular Twilight vampire series. Every Friday and Saturday night, the (eternally) youthful fangs ‘n’ angst soap opera plays out in full unscripted hilarity as you watch the brows furrow, the eyes beseech, the libidos flare, and yet, somehow, the various hymens remain as unbroken as the giant cross at the end of Hammer Studios’ Dracula Has Risen From The Grave. Recommended. Through Nov. 21. Fri.-Sat., 8pm. Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd, 474-7886. $10. www.gnaptheater.org (But Wait — There’s More!)

We were also listed in last week’s chronicle in the Halloween-themed performance section: There Will Be Blood.


Twilight by another name, the immensely popular saga of vampires and deeply conflicted adolescent sexuality turned on its pointed ear by Gnap! Theater Projects, which will lovingly mock its unique brand of “tween erotica” in an improvised show by and for adults. Conceived and directed by Austin improv maven Shana Merlin (Get Up, Girls Girls Girls). Fri.-Sat., Oct. 23-Nov. 21, 8pm. Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd., 474-7886. $10 ($5, students). www.gnaptheater.org.

About Shana Merlin

Merlin Works is the brainchild of Shana Merlin: improviser, teacher, and performer. Since 1996, she’s been leading classes that stretch people’s imaginations, push them out of their comfort zones, and make them laugh out loud for hours at a time.

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