Radiotheatre's Annual EDGAR ALLAN POE FEST Returns
Cast: Frank Zilinyi, R.Patrick Alberty, Alejandro Cardozo, Annemarie Hagenaars, Caitlin Boyle
MAY 12, 2017 - MAY 27, 2017 TIME: 8pm
(MAY 12, 13, 16, 17, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27)
THE SANCTUARY at St. John's Lutheran Church 81 Christopher St. /7th Ave. NYC
(1 train to Sheridan Square/Christopher St.; all trains to W.4th St.)
$24 tickets WWW.SMARTTIX.COM - 212 868-4444
Box Office open 30 min before show time. Wheelchair accessible. Running Time: 80 min
Come in, come in! Enter into the spectral shadows of St.John's Sanctuary which has sat quietly for 190 years in the heart of historicAl Greenwich Village. But, now...lit by flickering candlelight, bathed in ghostly mist, the players at the award-winning, critically-acclaimed Radiotheatre hope to chill the marrow in your bones as they present their annual Edgar Allan POE FESTIVAL! This festival we will not only perform some of the great POE classics...but, we'll also present works by THE CHILDREN OF POE... other authors who had been inspired by the Grand Master Of Horror like Bram Stoker, H.P.LOVECRAFT, ROBERT E.HOWARD and more! As usual, every RADIOTHEATRE production comes complete with its stellar storytellers, original orchestral scores and a plethora of sound FX! Just bring your imagination!
In 2016, Radiotheatre SOLD OUT complete runs of its Edgar Allan POE FESTIVAL (Nominated for 2017 "Best Live Performance" Rondo Hatton Horror Award) and THE 8th ANNUAL H.P.LOVECRAFT FESTIVAL (on tour Summer 2017) and its WAR OF THE WORLDS (On tour and nominated 2016 NYIT's Best Performance Group.) Now, RT presents sixteen "phantasmic" tales in repertory, including Poe's HOP FROG, MORELLA, THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH, THE OVAL PORTRAIT, THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO, THE TELL TALE HEART, THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER, THE BLACK CAT...and H.P. Lovecraft's THE CURSE OF YIG, W.W.Jacobs' THE MONKEY'S PAW, Bram Stoker's DRACULA'S GUESTS, Arthur Conan Doyle's HOW IT HAPPENED, Robert E. Howard's DREAM SNAKE, Fitz-James O'Brien's A DAYDREAM, Maurice Level's A MANIAC and NIGHT RADIO by H.F.Arnold. Please check www.radiotheatrenyc.com for complete schedule. As usual, all shows are presented with RT's stellar storytellers, original orchestral scores and a plethora of sound FX! Just bring your imagination!
Founded in 2004, RADIOTHEATRE has since produced over 90 live stage productions in various NYC and USA tour venues. Now in its 14th Season, it has been nominated for a DRAMA DESK AWARD and has won 2 NY Innovative Theater awards, 14 noms, 5 yrs Best Performance Art and 2017 Rondo Hatton Horror Award nom. RT also produces the critically-acclaimed Annual H.P.Lovecraft Festival in NYC for the past 8 years. RT's Artistic Director Dan Bianchi received the 2014 NYIT award for Lifetime Artistic Excellence.
RADIOTHEATRE does NOT produce authentic re-creations of old time radio shows ...rather, we are inspired by the artistry created during the Golden Years of Radio when SOUND was king and STORYTELLING, along with great voices, music and sound effects, as well as, the imaginations of its audiences, were the primary ingredients used to provide a memorable theatrical experience. It's not much different than the earliest form of theatre...telling tales around a campfire in the dark where all of one's attention is focused upon the Narrator. However, we do like to add a few 21st Century touches such as fully scored orchestral soundtracks using a unique software designed for Hollywood movies, so that Radiotheatre delivers a monumental sound design unlike anything on any stage anywhere. Plus, a plethora of aural and visual FX, too!
As for content, RADIOTHEATRE draws its inspiration from the Pulp Fiction Era when genres such as Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction and Crime dominated the American popular culture...all genres which have been thoroughly mined and exploited by Literature, Cinema and TV, but, generally ignored or spoofed in the Theatre world. Combining a unique presentation with non-traditional content makes RADIOTHEATRE a singular theatre company creating modern, innovative stage works.
Past shows include - KING KONG, THE WAR OF THE WORLDS, DRACULA, FRANKENSTEIN, THE INVISIBLE MAN, THE TIME MACHINE, REBECCA, THE BIRDS, STRANGERS ON A TRAIN, THE ISLAND OF DR.MOREAU, HARDBOILED, THE HAUNTING OF 85 E 4th STREET, GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS PAST, SUNDAYS WITH POE, THE Alfred Hitchcock FESTIVAL, THE NAUGHTY VICTORIANS, THE MOLE PEOPLE, MADHOUSE, 8 H.P.LOVECRAFT FESTIVALS and more!