House of Candles
99 Stanton Street (at Ludlow Street)
The House of Candles was a terrifyingly dirty space housed next to Arlene's Grocery in an East Village store that had previously sold candles and talismans to devotees of Santeria. I had an audition there in 1993 and declined the offer. The theatre was closed in 1998 due to fire code violations. The restaurant that took its place probably took in more cash in a week than the combined budgets of the all the HOC productions that ever played there.
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