Robert McGinley

Shredder Orpheus Oct 31, 2014

$20 • BUY TICKETS Merrill Wright Mainstage Theater

*$12 tickets available for those under 25*

"They're shredding their way to Hell!"


Orpheus’ journey to the underworld is reworked as a post-apocalyptic skate rock-opera in this 1989 cult classic.

The “mortal” world faces imminent destruction when Hades unleashes an evil television signal that anesthetizes and kills its viewers.  These hypnotic broadcasts from the EUTHANASIA BROADCAST NETWORK are seducing the masses – except skateboard-guitarist Orpheus and his band of “SHREDDERS” who can see through this nefarious scheme.

To save the world and his kidnapped wife Orpheus must penetrate the world of the dead and free the television airwaves. Armed with a futuristic guitar and a skateboard from hell, Orpheus storms onto the EBN stage to liberate the airwaves and rescue his wife.

On the Gourds!
Bring your carved pumpkin to On the Boards by 8PM on the 31st, winning pumpkins will be announced at 8:45. No pumpkins will be carved on site. Pre-carved pumpkins only!

Tune in: Record Release
Celebrate Shredder Orpheus’s Anniverary by taking the newly released soundtrack home! From 8-9 we’ll be playing the album in the lobby and enjoying Halloween drink specials at the Fubar.

Shredder Orpheus features a soundtrack composed by Roland Barker (Blackouts, Ministry), Seattle luminaries including Steven Jesse Bernstein, Megan Murphy, Brian Faker, Gian-Carlo Scandiuzzi, John Billingsly, Suzy Schneider, and many more. Featuring Robert McGinley as Orpheus. Shredder Orpheus is presented in memory of Steven Jesse Bernstein.

Prizes for the most creative costumes! Come in costume and you are eligible to win tickets, OtB t-shirts, and downloads! Special prizes for costumes inspired by Shredder Orpheus in 80’s Skater attire; or come inspired by your favorite On the Boards Performance! Prizes announced in the lobby after the screening.

Robert McGinley was one of the original founders of OtB. He served as Artistic Director into the 80's, curating a healthy dose of performance art and punk rock. McGinley currently works as a media artist in film, poetry, and photography.