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Brief: More Halloween

Fire Pit of Horror

Join WSC Avant Bard for staged readings of Poe and Lovecraft's stories adapted by company members Sara Barker and James Finley, directed by Tom Mallan.

Experience 90 minutes of the greatest tales from gothic horror literature as WSC Avant Bard company members and friends bring to life the works of Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft. Costumes Encouraged

Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. with an after party at 8:30 p.m. Free. Visit wscavantbard.org.

Vampire Ball Follows Final Performance of Jekyll and Hyde

After a successful run of “Jekyll and Hyde,” Synetic Theater has added a special event to celebrate on Halloween, Wednesday, Oct. 31.

The final performance of “Jekyll and Hyde” will be performed at 8 p.m.; followed by an unforgettable after-party: The Vampire’s Ball.

The Vampire’s Ball has been a Synetic tradition since 2007, when it was organized in conjunction with “The Fall of the House of Usher” performance, another creepy Synetic stand out.

After the show, guests will dance the night away on the set, designed by Daniel Pinha, and mingle with cast and company, including star Alex Mills (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde). 

Synetic’s resident composer, Konstantine Lortkipanidze, will DJ the on-stage dancing and the costume contest. The night will feature tapas from Jaleo Crystal City, drinks, a costume photo booth on site for patrons to capture the night and a costume contest, emceed by Peter Pereyra — Jekyll’s trusty sidekick Lanyon.

At Synetic Theater: 1800 South Bell Street, Crystal City. $60 per ticket (includes show and party) or 2 tickets for $100. Ages 21 and older only. Visit www.synetictheater.org or call 800-494-8497.