Ticket giveaway: Enter to win the "bloodiest seat in the house" for ColdTowneTheater's Slaughter Your Shorts
ColdTowne Theater is offering several lucky fans the chance to occupy the”bloodiest seat in the house” for horror-comedy show Slaughter Your Shorts. The show, which runs Saturdays at 8:30 in October, offers an improvised take on slasher flicks—with a little homage to 90s classic “Salute Your Shorts” worked in.
Comedy, horror and teenage nostalgia? The show is set at memorable Camp Anawanna, where Donkey Lips, Sponge, Ug and the rest of the gang are facing some serious trouble: a killer on the campgrounds. As the cast races to solve a series of murders, the situation gets bloodier, and you can bet that plenty of real-life gore makes it onto the stage.
Dreamed up by ColdTowne performer and teacher Cody Dearing, Slaughter Your Shorts is inspired equally by cheesy horror films and the comedy shows (like Splatter Theater and Evil Dead: The Musical) that pay tribute to them. One common theme? The more disgusting the visuals, the better.
"The venue is intimate enough that every seat in the house is in the splatter zone,” Dearing explains. “Ponchos will be given out to the front row of to help protect the audience from projectile blood, but all audience members are encouraged to dress down for the performance."
It makes sense that the show would be set at Anawanna; a breeding ground for carefree fun, secrets and sexual adventure, summer camp is the perfect place for a well-crafted horror story.
"Many of the horror films from [the 80s] are set at summer camps surrounding a cast of teenagers who are struggling with making good life choices,” says Dearing. “The two fit pretty nicely within each other."
To see how it all comes together, you’ll have to experience it for yourself—and you can do it for free, thanks to ColdTowne.
For a chance to win two free tickets to the show—guaranteed to be in the Splatter Zone—go to the Slaughter Your Shorts Facebook page and leave a comment letting ColdTowne know what you’re most afraid of. Spiders? Lawn gnomes? Showing up naked to work? Spill it for a chance to win. A new winner will be chosen at random each week.
Slaughter Your Shorts runs October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 8:30pm at ColdTowne Theater. Buy tickets online or show up early for a seat.