Grisly Food For Thought

‘Empanada Loca’ is also ‘good, old-fashioned scary storytelling’

Posted: October 27, 2017 at 1 a.m.

Courtesy Photo Guadalupe Campos reprises her role of Dolores in the grisly survival tale "Empanada Loca." "The balance between the political questions it asks with just good, old-fashioned scary storytelling is very evenly distributed," says Cole Wimpee, director of the ArkansasStaged production. And Wimpee says the timing of this particular show -- so close to Halloween -- is ideal.

When ArkansasStaged closes its season with Aaron Mark's gritty, one-woman play "Empanada Loca" on Sunday at 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville, the theater company will be engaging a variety of its audience's senses to make the most of the macabre show, which is loosely based on the legend of Sweeney Todd.


‘Empanada Loca’

WHEN — Food and drinks at 6 p.m., performance at 7 p.m. Sunday

WHERE — 21c Museum Hotel, 200 NE A St., Bentonville

COST — Free with a suggested donation of $10 (includes empanada and specialty cocktail from The Hive)


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