At the Spokane Civic Theatre, shows in the intimate Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre often push creative boundaries in ways the upstairs main stage can’t, simply because of the studio’s smaller layout and in-the-round seating, with the audience around three sides of the center stage. This setup will make for an interesting, and — from what we’ve heard — messy scene when the campy musical version of Evil Dead opens this weekend. Audience members in the seats closest to the stage are forewarned of being in the “splatter zone” as the characters based on those in the 1980s cult classic take on demons and fight to survive. Don’t be apprehensive, though; this play is all about silliness and farce, rather than gore and horror.
Oct. 16-Nov. 15; Thu-Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm • $27 • Spokane Civic Theatre • 1020 N. Howard • spokanecivictheatre.com • 325-2507
— Chey Scott