An Immersive Theatre Experience. A dark and bloody thrill ride inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe.


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"★★★ The new Halloween attraction from Strawdog Theatre represents a rare off-Loop foray into the world of sexy, interactive, third-space theater..."

Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

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“…a sophisticated haunted house, wherein the strangest and most troubling monsters are ourselves. “

Paige Listerud, Windy City Times

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"... prefer cocktails to punch, like puzzles and intimate conversation and yet stillcraving a seasonal scare? “Masque Macabre” is here to serve your lingering date-night needs."

Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune


Believe nothing you hear, and only one half that you see.

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“★★★★…A detective story starring you and your friends as you piece the whole gory puzzle together.”

Alex Huntsberger, Time Out Magazine

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“A great date night, or evening out with friends, Masque Macabre is an ambitious, highly creative endeavor that’s perfect for this time of year.”

Marla Seidell, Picture This Post

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"Treat yourself to the immersive, chaotic, visceral experience that is Masque Macabre at Strawdog Theatre Company this month!! . . . To say they have completely transformed the space is an understatement - slap on your mask Sleep-No-More style, follow the rules, grab a drink, and take the ride. Don't miss it, you'll seriously regret."

Kat Moraros, Audience Member

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The best things in life make you sweaty.


I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.