Ghoulish delights for audio drama fans! Don't miss these shows…live on the air this Thursday and on stage this month!
For audio drama fans, this is a great time of year to catch special broadcasts over the ether, and in person. Here are just a few to look into:
Hear the classic 1938 War of the Worlds broadcast again – this time with a twist, presented at Ellenville, NY’s Shadowland Theatre on Sunday, October 28th at 7:00 PM. Joe Bevilacqua, a frequent contributor to National Public Radio (check out some of his work here), will star in the role that put Orson Welles on the map. His castmates include popular deejay from station WELV, Dennis Warner, and elected official Jeff Kaplan, for an extra dash of verisimilitude! Founded in 1984, Shadowland is a restored 1920’s Art Deco vaudeville/movie house converted to a 148-seat theatre, making this a doubly special treat for vintage entertainment fans. This is a special benefit to support the theater, with $10 ticket prices for students, $15 for other guests. For more information on Shadowland, visit http://www.shadowlandtheatre.org.
If you’re headed due north, or tuned in to your streaming internet dial, you can catch Quicksilver Radio Theater’s award-winning “Frankenstein”, thoughtfully adapted by producer Craig Wichman from the original novel by Mary Shelley. The cast includes Joseph Franchini as Dr. Frankenstein, with Wichman (best known for the “Twilight Zone” audio dramas) as the monster. Music is by Tony-award winner Mark Hollmann. The audio play will be presented in two parts starting this Thursday (today!) at 1 PM EST, on Radio Drama Revival, the weekly audio drama show hosted by Fred Greenhalgh on WMPG 90.9/104.1 Greater Portland Maine. The concluding episode will air on Thursday October 18th during the same time slot. Radio Drama Revival can be heard via streaming at http://www.wmpg.org, or you can visit http://www.radiodramarevival.com to download the podcast shortly following the broadcast.
And in Somerville, Bostonians can catch “Tomes of Terror,” a special night of audio drama presented live on stage – featuring an adaptation of the vampire maiden tale, Carmilla, the Our Miss Brooks “Halloween Party”, and Stone Ship. Presented at the First Congregational Church of Somerville, near the Davis Square T, on the 29th, 30th and 31st of October, this is one Halloween treat to look into.