Stand-Up Horror Opens Tomorrow at ModernFormations | Program Notes

Stand-Up Horror Opens Tomorrow at ModernFormations

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Halloween comes a little early as local performer Michael McGovern reprises his Stand-Up Horror show, reportedly a favorite at this year’s Pittsburgh Fringe Festival.

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McGovern, a performer with a taste for the macabre, offers this blend of stand-up comedy, horror movie and cabaret show.

McGovern, also known for his Beat Cabaret variety shows, takes the stage at ModernFormations to channel characters including “a two-headed killer, a college girl who majors in horror, Linda Blair’s prom date, … Renfield, Hitler’s brain [and] Drac the Knife.” Hannibal Lecter's in there, too. All those bits were from the Fringe performance, and McGovern is adding “an unconventional rendition of Poe’s ‘The Raven,’” a scene backstage at a nightmare, and more.

It’s a one-man production, complete with music, sound effects and lighting.

“All done severed tongue-in-cheek!” McGovern promises.

The first performance is at 8 p.m. tomorrow. A second show is at 8 p.m. Sat., Oct. 3. Tickets are $15 at the door.

ModernFormations is located at 4919 Penn Ave., in Garfield. 

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