With every passing Halloween, we find it more and more challenging to come up with original and fresh costume ideas. Instead of beautiful flowing fabric interpretations, the pseudo-holiday turns into an offend-a-thon, where folks sport Elliott Smith stabbed-in-the-chest motifs or silk-and-cotton metaphors for genitalia.
For a more sophisticated and arresting take on the dark day, check out Scorpius Dance Theatre's sensuous A Vampire Tale. Now in its fourth successful year, the high-energy production chronicles a foundling young gal who's conned by some blood-lusting vampires into joining their carnivore-friendly band.
Thu., Nov. 8, 8 p.m.; Fri., Nov. 9, 8 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 10, 8 & 10 p.m., 2007