Audience support is
key in dark fantasy play

Wanna test your skills interacting with other costumed characters? Brett Joubert and Theatricus are presenting "The Little Necromancer," an interactive semi-improvisational play in which the audience joins "creatures of mythology and legend" in honoring a young necromancer named Dino Rupertino.

'The Little Necromancer'

Presented by Theatricus

On stage: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and Oct. 31 and Nov. 1

Place: "Somewhere in Kaimuki"

Admission: $15 ($12 for seniors and students with ID), pre-sale only; available at Last Sanctuary, 955-2440

Call: 734-8237 or

A necromancer is a person with the ability to call up the spirits of the dead for the purpose of revealing the future, but Joubert describes the show as a "dark comedy fantasy" with a style somewhat similar to that of "Beetlejuice" or "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."

"It's funny and a lot of fun. A scripted play is a component of it, but part of it is interactive and allows the audience to become involved. There are pupus and a champagne toast and music, and it's out there, but it's a hoot for Halloween," Joubert explained in a late-night phone call.

The comedy/fantasy angle explains why the cast of characters includes vampires, trolls, sorcerers, elves and a "lounge-singing former dog."

"Dino had a dog when he was younger, and when the dog became very ill and they were going to put it to sleep ... he brought the dog back in the body of a person," Joubert said, adding that the dog had spent so much time watching television and listening to Frank Sinatra and Tom Jones that it brought a love of Sinatra-style singing into its new post-death existence.

Upon purchasing tickets, attendees will be informed of the show's "secret location." Though audience members aren't required to wear costumes, anyone who shows up dressed as a vampire, troll or lounge-singing former dog will be welcomed -- and seated at the appropriate table.

"The audience is seated at the tables with these characters, and once they're at the tables they'll be treated as if they are a member of that race. The food on the table will be indicative of that, so if people show up in costume, we will guide them to an appropriate area. If somebody looks like a witch or a vampire, we'll bring them into that world."

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