The cast of Hanover College’s “70 Scenes of Halloween,” from left, Kayla Snabl, Brian Stewart, Gracie Taylor and Gray Schierholt, act out a scene from the dark Halloween comedy. The show opens today with performances running through Sunday. (Staff photo by Steve Dickerson/sdickerson@madisoncourier.com)
The cast of Hanover College’s “70 Scenes of Halloween,” from left, Kayla Snabl, Brian Stewart, Gracie Taylor and Gray Schierholt, act out a scene from the dark Halloween comedy. The show opens today with performances running through Sunday. (Staff photo by Steve Dickerson/sdickerson@madisoncourier.com)
Monsters and a troubled marriage will take the stage this weekend at Hanover College, as the school continues its theatrical season with "70 Scenes of Halloween."

The tongue-in-cheek Halloween comedy is about a young couple trying to survive the scariest night of the year.

The play twists certain Halloween and horror movie themes around a young, suburban couple sitting at home watching television and greeting trick-or-treaters and a variety of monsters on Halloween.

Jim Stark, director of the play and theater professor at Hanover College, said the play is a dark comedy, fitting for the time of year.

"It's funny and spooky, a little creepy at times, but it has a lot of insights about the way we struggle in romantic relationships," he said.

"The couple, they have issues that keep them from having a good time together and those problems are expressed in this play as monsters and ghosts."

Stark said he's known about the script for several years, but there hadn't been a good weekend to put it on until this year.

The show begins tonight, and runs through Sunday, with showtime at 7:30 p.m. in the Parker Auditorium.

Stark said the production does feature some mature language and adult themes.

Adult tickets are $12 for adults; children in high school and younger are $5; senior tickets are $10; and Hanover students are admitted free with a student ID.