The History of the Devil

If you know that Clive Barker’s written a play, you suspect it’s the kind of play that would be produced by Phoenix’s Nearly Naked Theatre. The author/director/visual artist has written a truckload of distinctive short stories, but you have to admit his visions have really spread through popular culture via the Hellraiser and Candyman films, not to mention comic books of the horror genre. Barker created The History of the Devil for the stage to depict Lucifer’s striving to return to Heaven after multiple millennia among us. You’ve been among us; can you really blame him?

Enjoy N2T’s trademark striking visuals and non-gratuitous eroticism at 8 p.m. Friday, April 10. That’s the traditional Wonderful 100 opening preview, so get tickets while/if you can. The run continues through Saturday, April 25. Call 602-254-2151 or visit for tickets, which start at $19 to $24. Prices will rise as demand does.

Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sun., April 12, 6 p.m.; Sun., April 19, 2:30 p.m. Starts: April 10. Continues through April 25, 2015