Wandering Aesthetics successfully captured their audience with both laughter and fright on the opening night of their storytelling production “Boogers, Witches and Haints: Spooky Stories from Appalachia.” The show is being presented at the Standing Rock Cultural Arts building in Kent, Ohio and the performance company welcomes all with hospitality and enthusiasm.
Incorporating the company’s unique style, Benjamin Rexroad (Co-Artistic Director of Wandering Aesthetics) produced a show you will not find anywhere else. The production economically utilizes a minimalistic set, allowing solo-performer Kyle Jozsa to rely on his phenomenal storytelling talent to create the imagery and characters within the stories. He accomplishes this with wild, dramatic gestures and an abundance of voices.
With these skills, Jozsa walks audiences through the trails of Appalachia and into different hostels where the artistic duo picked up the three frightening tales they present throughout the show. By moving all about the stage, and even jumping into the audience, Jozsa brings the audience to laughter and fright during these superstitious legends that Wandering Aesthetics took from the mountains and brought back to Akron, Kent, and many more places to come.
The performance is open this coming weekend and I recommend, anyone looking for something new to experience in the theatre, go see this hour-long production of funny and eerie ghost stories.
“Boogers, Witches and Haints” continues its run on Friday, July 31 and Saturday August 1.
Standing Rock Cultural Arts Center is located at the North Water St Gallery, 300 N. Water St., Suite H, in Kent.
Tickets are $15 per person and are available online at www.BWHKent.brownpapertickets.com. Reservations may also be made by calling (330) 990-5138. Tickets will be available at the door – but seating is limited so pre-orders are recommended.
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