The Spooky Sh*t Show

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Company Name: Derek Trautwein

City/State: Local

Genre: Comedy, Theatre

Ratings: R (adult content)

Playwright: Derek Trautwein

Premiere: Yes

Warnings: Adult language, Adult subjects, Simulated violence

Venue: City Stage

Show Times:

Fri 7/22 10:30 PM
Sat 7/23 6:00 PM
Tue 7/26 6:00 PM
Fri 7/29 7:30 PM
Sat 7/30 9:00 PM


Experience fear and fun in this ridiculous anthology of horror and comedy! Grotesque and goofy, "The Spooky Sh*t Show" is a dose of hilarious horror and frightening fun in a collection of short plays. Presenting a variety of terror, intertwined with tales of laughter, for all those looking to be creeped out and cackle in the dark. From the mind behind 2019’s fan favorite, "Deceit", and 2018’s zombie-horror, "Revelations." Perfect for fans of "Creepshow" and "Tales from the Crypt."


Name Role
Nicole Hall Performer
Matt McCann Performer
Spencer Thompson Performer
Jamie Lin Pratt Performer
Madison Dodd Performer
Brent Custer Performer
Alice Pollack Performer
Bryson Kenworthy Performer
Derek Trautwein Director
Erika Baker Director
Amanda Rhodes Stage Manager
Matt Sanchez Sound Designer

Past Fringe Shows:

Show When/Where
Deceit KC Fringe, 2019
Revelations KC Fringe, 2018
Lookin' for a Fight KC Fringe, 2017
The Islander KC Fringe 2016

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  1. Katy Hull on July 23, 2022 at 3:52 pm

    Absolutely loved it! An hour of unhinged and spooky fun!!! A must see

  2. Jason Tarwater on July 24, 2022 at 1:01 am

    This was a lot of fun. Great script, great performances. Nicole Hall and Matt McCann in particular were hilarious. Switches back and forth between silly, funny and dark. I really enjoyed this show. Highly recommend. Great job everyone. Absolutely loved the haunted house bit.

  3. Dagney Velazquez on July 24, 2022 at 9:14 am

    Fantastic show! Well written and superbly acted. The comedic timing of the two hosts was impeccable, and the witty, sometimes funny sometimes poignant scenes were always engaging.

    • Mike Rice on July 27, 2022 at 12:57 pm

      In previous Fringe Festivals, Derek Trautwein has shown his penchant for solid drama. This year, he has turned his attention to comedy in “The Spooky Shit Show” and it’s a winner! Five skits with macabre themes and hosted by a giddy couple played by Nicole Hall and Matt McCann.

      My favorite skit was the first one with two creepy hayseeds and their beef jerky. It will make you laugh and possibly puke at the same time!

  4. Justin Howe on July 24, 2022 at 9:53 am

    My favorite horror comes with a fair share of humor, and this show brings both. If you also like laughs with your scares, this show is for you!

    • Ryan on July 29, 2022 at 1:31 pm

      Fantastic show! It’s the right amount of spooky interspersed with great comedy and at times just unnerving enough to make you think. I especially enjoyed the ventriloquism scene. Well done to all involved!

  5. Kristen on July 24, 2022 at 4:37 pm

    Absolutely loved this show! Derek once again hits it out of the park as both a playwright and a director. I loved the format of the anthology presented to us. The actors were hilarious, grounded, and at times pulled on your heartstrings. I would go see this every night of their run if I could. It’s that much fun to experience.

    Also…I want The Spooky Sh*t Show coffee mug. You selling merch? Because I would buy that sh*t!

  6. Jessica Whitfield on July 26, 2022 at 10:30 pm

    Several short spooky plays with excellent actors. There are stories about witches, cannibals, a haunted attraction, a haunted ventriloquist dummy, and a zombie. It was a lot of fun and a lot of laughs

  7. Taylor Hudson on July 28, 2022 at 4:02 pm

    Hilarious, spooky, and short – this collection of horrific vignettes was a delight for this horror fan. Think Tales From the Crypt plus even more humor… Highlights include charming brothers with a secret, Spencer Thompson and Bryson Kenworthy; and the hilarious duo of hosts that lead us through the all the spooky sh*t, Nicole Hall and Matt McCann.

  8. Jamie Campbell on July 28, 2022 at 11:51 pm

    This show might have been full of spooky shit, but it was also full of joy. The performances were fantastic, with the hosts having especially great timing. There was the right combination of gut-churning horror tropes (zombies, cannibalism, and witchcraft), campy humor that winks at itself, but never for too long, a dash of poignancy snuck in at the end. Spooky shit is good shit.

  9. Gerry Shannon on July 29, 2022 at 2:47 pm

    Very fun writing and I appreciate the 4th wall break meta aspect of any show.

  10. Larry Goodman on July 30, 2022 at 11:10 am

    Very funny and fun. Definitely worth seeing

  11. Clyde on July 31, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    Whitty, funny, dark, light hearted. Derek absolutely wrote a hilarious, classic piece everyone can relate to.

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