Directed by Brian Rott
Inspired by the Ray Bradbury story
A troop of young boys in hodgepodge costumes trick-or-treat their way through time and space in search of their best friend, Pipkin. The quest leads them around the world, through the origins of Halloween, and to the door of man's most primal fear, death. Will they find their lost friend, or turn into pumpkins themselves?
This bone-chilling production addresses the duality of the holiday: our desire to venture into darkness and recoil into light.
" We have an ensemble of adults playing children, a practice which can often lead to a very bad trip to the theater, but here the adult cast adds an interesting thematic depth to the production. We are all children in the face of death. Adults play children learning about death the way we all do when we lose someone. The staging fully embraces the beauty of this."
"Heads up, Milwaukee—if you haven’t checked out a production from new physical theater troupe Quasimondo yet, change that ASAP. The company, led by artistic director Brian Rott, is performing shows unlike anything Milwaukee’s used to seeing...Quasimondo’s most recent production, Halloween Tree, is a fun, complex, visual treat. It combines drama and comedy through the viewpoints of six young boys on a trick-or-treating adventure." Danielle Mcclune, urbanmilwaukee.com