The Trunk Space Presents HP LOVECRAFT: Exhumed, Roasted August 20

August 10, 2011 by admin  
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The Trunk Space presents HP LOVECRAFT: Exhumed, Roasted
Saturday August 20th, 2011 at 7:30pm
Admission: $6
1 night only

WHO: Famed Horror author, celebrating 121 horrid years!
WHAT: An exploration of his legacy, and roast of his eccentricities.
WHERE: The Trunk Space, 1506 NW Grand Ave. 602-256-6006
WHEN: Saturday August 20th–Lovecraft’s 121st birthday! Doors at 7:30pm
WHY: You’re only 121 once! But Forbidden Knowledge will haunt you forever…

Howard Phillips Lovecraft is a writer of infamous, if not notorious Horror Fiction, filled with dark forces and monsters (both human and Godly), as well as intense personal psychological terror.

Noted author of ’serious fiction’ Joyce Carol Oates has said that Lovecraft “exerted an incalculable influence on succeeding generations of writers of horror fiction.”

Despite being accepted as works of fiction, to this day people profess to believe in and follow the rites described in Lovecraft’s body of work, and have constructed religions derived from them. This places him in a unique position of modern genre authors, that perhaps only L. Ron Hubbard could be considered a peer to.

Stephen King called Lovecraft “the twentieth century’s greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale.”

This evening of live entertainment offers a survey of different performers, each given the chance to swim in Lovecraft’s dark waters and shine a light on the ghost he’s left in their mind.

Featured will be:

The Cult of The Yellow Sign: An equal opportunity cult that incorporates HPs ideas for the modern man/inhuman’s spiritual needs.

Arcana Collective: Interdisciplinary Theater group that blends music, dance, story and absurdity into elaborate spectacles!

Archbishop Jason Polland: A well read and self-taught expert on the HP Lovecraft legacy and world. He is a consummate performer, researcher, storyteller and musician

An appearance by “the man himself” Howard Phillips Lovecraft! I don’t know how, but we’ve been told to expect him!

(Other performers, TBA)

Attendees can expect a night of music, poetry, monologue, humor, and much more.

Says The Trunk Space’s co-owner, JRC, “We used to do events like this on an almost monthly basis; giving artists the chance to shred an icon and find meaning in those tatters–it’s time for a return to those values! This show has a bright and talented cast. I’m looking forward to it a lot!”

*Special note, although all Trunk Space events are considered All Ages, do to the nature and content of Lovecraft’s writing, we advise people to take stock of their moral strength and mental sanity before deciding to attend.*

HP LOVECRAFT: Exhumed, Roasted is scheduled for one show only on Saturday August 20th. Doors will open at 7:30pm with the roast set to begin at 8pm.

The cost will be $6 per person.

For more information, contact Ashley Naftule at

The Trunk Space
1506 W Grand Ave
Phoenix, AZ

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