Evan Peters and The Great DuBois bring variety to ISU AfterDark


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Evan Peters has starred in the “X-Men” franchise, “American Horror Story” and recently, “American Animals.”

Emily Urban

The Memorial Union will host two very different entertainers for this month’s ISU AfterDark.

Evan Peters will take the Great Hall’s stage for a moderated question and answer. Peters’ career has taken him down darker paths as his acting credits include being a series regular on “American Horror Story.” However, according to his July 2018 interview with GQ, his roles do not reflect his personality.

“I’m goofy, I’m silly, I like to have fun,” Peters said in his interview with GQ. “I don’t like to yell and scream. I actually hate it. I think it’s disgusting and really awful, and it’s been a challenge for me. ‘Horror Story’ sort of demanded that of me.”

Peters, a St. Louis native, grew up seeing Robin Williams and Tom Hanks as his role models. According to his GQ interview, the actor feels as though his more serious roles have hurt who he is as a person as well.

“Yeah, I’m not doing it anymore,” Peters said. “I just made a decision. I said to myself, ‘I can’t do it anymore. It’s not me. It’s not who I am!'”

Even though Peters feels his roles are a stretch, he has never once questioned the vision of his director of “American Horror Story,” Ryan Murphy. No matter if it’s a challenging role or a scene that makes him feel uncomfortable, he is always loyal to the direction of Murphy.

“I know there’s a bigger plan, and so I always throw it up to him, and I say, ‘I’m in your hands. Let’s do this. Whatever you need me to do,'” Peters said.

The Great DuBois’ are a circus duo from Fusion Talent Group. The duo’s show includes “juggling, hula hoops, unicycle, aerial, circus stunts, contortion, magic and audience interaction all wrapped in a blanket of comedy,” according to their webpage.

The Great DuBois’ variety show duo includes Viktoria Grimmy and Michael DuBois’. Grimmy is a fifth generation circus performer with experience including the Big Apple Circus, Ringling Brothers, circus work for Broadway and an appearance in the movie “Burlesque.” Dubois’ has been performing for 12 years to include over 600 shows at colleges, cruise ships, theaters and even the Tonight Show.

ISU AfterDark offers other activities for students to participate in throughout the Memorial Union. Students can play a board games, a few rounds of bingo or trivia, catch a late night swing dance lesson, strut in some drag makeup, paint with string, watch some comedy or stand up for some karaoke. 

The event kicks off with The Great DuBois’ who will take the stage in the MU’s Great Hall at 9 p.m., followed by Evan Peters at 11 p.m.