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A Stranger in Your Arms 

When: Sundays. Continues through Oct. 27 2013
October is the month that darkness claims as its own. The days grow shorter, the nights colder, and seasonal totems appear: black cats, spiders, jack-o'-lanterns in every conceivable emotional state. Styrofoam tombstones dot yards where mummies, scarecrows, and ax murderers slump in shadowy corners. Horror classics run in marathons on TV. A certain giddiness prevails. Are you afraid of the dark? "Yes!" we scream, giggling and running headlong toward it. Coursing beneath our collective love for candy corn and cheap scares is a genuine attraction to the darker aspects of existence. We're drawn to that which we can't understand, the veiled and distant forms onto which light never truly shines; we entertain an impulse to step ever-so-slightly closer when instinct suggests we back away. It is to this gnawing little need that "A Stranger in Your Arms" softly whispers.



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