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The author Mark Z. Danielewski (House of Leaves) returns to Redcat this Halloween for a theatrical reading of his illustrated ghost story The Fifty Year Sword.

The Redcat website describes the story:

The tale unfolds in East Texas, where a local seamstress named Chintana finds herself responsible for five orphans who are not only captivated by a storyteller's tale of vengeance, but by the long black box he sets before them. As midnight approaches, the box is opened, a fateful dare is made, and the children as well as Chintana come face to face with the consequences of a malice retold and now foretold.
Concert pianist (and NPR host) Christopher O'Riley will provide original music. Two shows will be performed: at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

A new edition of The Fifty Year Sword is also available from Pantheon Books.

Photo via Redcat.