Metaphors for laughter are often surprisingly violent, from busting a gut to splitting your sides to tumbling down the jagged face of Joke Mountain. Break a funny bone with this GrouponLive deal to see Evil Dead: The Musical in the Henry Jansen Ag Center at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds. Choose between the following ticket options:
- For $20, you get two general-admission tickets for the non-splatter zone (a $40 value).
- For $25, you get two general-admission tickets for the splatter zone in front (a $50 value). Rain ponchos or casual clothing are recommended.<p>
For each seating option, choose from the following performances:
- Friday, October 12, at 7 p.m.
- Friday, October 12, at 9:45 p.m.
- Saturday, October 13, at 7 p.m.
- Saturday, October 13, at 9:45 p.m.<p>
A treat for horror-movie buffs and fans of sing-along slapstick mutilation, Evil Dead: The Musical lovingly mutates Sam Raimi’s goofy and gory splatterfest trilogy into a gut-busting cult classic that the New York Times has heralded as “the next Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Packed with pratfalls, a jaunty score, and gallons of old-fashioned gore, Evil Dead trebuchets audiences into a spooky remote cabin, where doomed college students succumb to possessive demonic forces more pesky and sinister than a pebble-filled sock. Limbs fly and heads roll as our hero, Ash, armed with his signature moxie and chainsaw, battles the undead while the cast is giddily eviscerated to showstopping numbers such as “Do the Necronomicon” and “Look Who’s Evil Now.” Cheeky, campy, and catchier than an appendix removal, Evil Dead: The Musical rewards fans of the horror franchise while recruiting new generations into the cult. The “splatter zone” front rows are typically covered in plastic to catch the crimson corn-syrup shrapnel from the stage geysers, much to the delight of contemporary artists who tote around blank canvases. Fans should wear casual clothing because of the likelihood of far-reaching arterial sprays.