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The Witch of St. Elmora Street

From 3 critic and 4 member reviews
Members say: Clever, Entertaining, Delightful, Riveting, Funny

About the show

Wolfpack Theatrics and Dark Matter Productions present a new dark comedy exploring love, heartbreak, and witchcraft within an Italian-American family circa 1987. More…

In a time of romantic crises young Graziella seeks out a fortune teller who sees "Blood, blood, blood!" in her future. She and her twin brother, Micky, have just been cheated on by their respective partners. Both seek comfort and redemption within the cacophony of their mutual heartbreak. However, rumors and their own superstitions tempt them to take revenge. Weaving together tales of family lore and hearsay 'The Witch of St. Elmora Street' is a grotesque comedy about what it means to live with a broken heart.

Theatre is Easy

"Director Emilyn Kowaleski’s interpretation is thorough and nuanced, exploring both the characters’ larger-than-life ridiculousness and their vulnerability…The utterly heightened and deliciously ridiculous style of storytelling sets the tone perfectly…With its twists and turns, Merlo's script will surely keep folks on the edge of their seats…'The Witch of St. Elmora Street' is a comedy that has the power to tear your heart apart before you have a chance to escape its charm." Full Review

Plays to See

"Despite some scenes that tend to drag a little, 'The Witch of St. Elmora Street' is packed with an impressive cast who bring to life characters utterly alive and sympathetic. Completely at home in their sometimes outrageous, sometimes sobering characters, it seemed to me that every actor gave their all… Merlo’s creation is both a touching homage to the stranger elements of Italian-American culture and a story of love, heartbreak, and family." Full Review

Stage Buddy

"This story transforms into a kind of modern folk tale, which, as many good folk tales do, provides a coping mechanism for hard times…There are moments when ‘The Witch of St. Elmora Street’ seems to be stretching itself a bit too far, but one of its finest qualities is that it frequently achieves a nearly grotesque clownishness without depriving its characters, or its audience, of a sense of realness in their sentiments and actions." Full Review

Clever, Delightful

See it if Enjoy off broadway

Don't see it if You want to miss a good show

Delightful, Entertaining, Clever

See it if Brilliant and captivating. Draws you in from the beginning to the end with clever situations and realistic characters.

Don't see it if Just see it

Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Clever

See it if You want to be entertained by a truly exceptional cast delivering believable, witty dialogue.

Don't see it if You recently moved to China and can't afford airfare back.

Entertaining, Masterful, Riveting

See it if You want to laugh and have a throught-provoking evening.

Don't see it if You don't want to be entertained.

Cast & Creatives (14)