Theater Works will debut its new After Dark series for audiences aged 16 and older on March 18 with “The Superhero Ultraferno: After Dark.” Tickets are on sale now and are $40. Each performance is limited to 65 people.

The play by Don Zolidis was developed specifically for Theater Works’ adult audiences and features over 50 characters as they race through the hilarious world of tights-wearing crimefighters.

From the 1960s TV “Batman” to the soap opera insanity of the “Fantastic Four” to a bizarre, German opera of “Spiderman” – and with thoughts on sexism, gender, sex, and pop culture – the show can be equally enjoyed by comic book fans and non-fans alike.

The story is told in a style mix that is part “SNL,” part comedic roast. It’s a crash course, frenetic show that is sure to keep audiences on their toes.
“We are very excited to return to the stage with this world premiere production and introduce audiences to this new series,” says Theater Works Managing Director Cate Hinkle. The production plans to run through April 10.

To create a safe space for both audience members and actors, wearing a mask is required for audience members attending Theater Works productions. Temperatures will be taken upon arrival. Two performances, on March 24 and April 2, will be “safety” performances featuring a no-beverage policy and either proof of full vaccination or negative COVID-19 PCR test to attend.

Theater Works productions take place at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts (10580 N. 83rd Drive). This production will take place in the McMillin Theater. For more information about Theater Works, visit