CAHSS presents ‘Reign of Terror’


The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences will present “Reign of Terror: An Evening of Gothic Stories,” a two-night event on Oct. 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre located in the Don Taft University Center, with discounted tickets for NSU students.

Due to the university’s closure because of Hurricane Irma last month, the play “Man of La Mancha” was canceled but was replaced with this new event for audiences to enjoy instead. Organized by the faculty members of the Department of Performing and Visual Arts (PVA), students have the opportunity to enjoy a night of spooky stories, monologues and musical numbers with an overall theme of horror.

Faculty members hope to continue this event in the future because it has provided them with, as associate professor and part director of the event Daniel Gelbmann put it, an “interesting and fun collaborative experience.”

There are four directors involved in this theatrical night. The Mako Band, directed by Jessica Collado, will perform a collection of music selections and theme songs from “Harry Potter” and “28 Days Later,” as well as a musical review of the Mike Myers “Halloween” story arc.

Bill Adams, an associate professor within the department of performing and visual arts, will direct the singing portion of the night with the works of “Sweeney Todd” and “The Addams Family,” a few spooky musical renditions to look forward to.

Gelbmann and Mark Duncan, associate professor and chair of the department of performing of visual arts, directed monologues of original compositions that will also be featured in the event.

According to Gelbmann, audiences are invited to, “come see a cabaret-style night of horror performances – minus the food and drinks.”

This show is intended for mature audiences due to the adult themes and language it may contain.

Students can buy tickets with a valid NSU ID for $7 at the door or digitally via the online Black Box office at