Steve Yockey's series of haunted tales is strung together with expert eeriness by director Michael Matthews. Inspired in part by Japanese folktales and lit to chilling effect by Tim Swiss, the stories center on a hotel in which angry ghosts terrorize the guests, causing lifelong mental anguish or worse. The horror begins when the hotel's architect (Andrew Crabtree) strikes a deal with a sinister supernatural force (a deliciously menacing CB Spencer), a bargain that flings open the hotel's doors to ghoulish forces. Marriages and friendships are ruined in the creepy suites, and checking out doesn't end the terror. The ensemble is solid, with standout performances by Adeye Sahran as a reluctant vacationer and Katherine Skelton as a betrayed housewife who comes unhinged on the kitchen floor, where an otherworldly hellhole widens as she scrubs. The Production Company at the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave., Hlywd.; Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.; through July 7. (323) 871-1150.
Fridays-Sundays. Starts: June 1. Continues through July 7, 2012