Radiotheatre presents its second annual festival of short radio plays inspired by the work of the legendary 19th-century American master of horror. More…
Enter into the darkness of the 160-year-old St. John’s Sanctuary in Greenwich Village where, lit by flickering candlelight, Radiotheatre presents eight terror tales from Edgar Allan Poe as well as eight stories from writers he influenced, including Bram Stoker, H.P. Lovecraft, and Robert E. Howard. Radiotheatre's festival features 10 different lineups of radio shorts enhanced by original orchestral scores and a plethora of sound effects. Close your eyes and open your imagination! Visit Radiotheatre's website for a detailed schedule.
"Inspired by old-time radio shows and the pulp fiction era, Radiotheatre reinvents storytelling using lighting, sound, special effects, and a cast of enthused storytellers...If you’re a fan of Gothic horror, it’s a show you won’t want to miss...These chilling tales are narrated and acted by a dynamic group of storytellers...I for one was completely enthralled by the show, which is a tribute both to the original authors and to the festival’s cast and creative team." Full Review
See it if you want a fun evening of short stories very well told, with animated readers, great sounds, lighting, and background in a perfect venue.
Don't see it if can't sit for 90 minutes on hard pews; can't think of any other reason not to see this.
See it if You like hearing stories performed by great actors who bring you in just by their voices. Remember "Inner Sanctum?" Authors like Poe, Doyle.
Don't see it if You want to see a fully produced show that leaves nothing to your imagination.
See it if Pretty typical Radiotheatre's performance - not necessarily their best but if you've seen their previous ones, you know what to expect.
Don't see it if This isn't proper theater, it's more of a staged reading with some lighting and sound effects. It works quite well, imho.
See it if you would love being read to in the dark in a grand historic church. The setting is probably the coolest aspect.
Don't see it if you expect a genuinely frightening evening. or want visuals - it's almost entirely voices with a bit of lighting.
See it if you enjoy staged readings, like classic horror literature and old radio shows.
Don't see it if you're looking for something unsettling -- it's pretty tame. if you need lots of special effects and flash, you won't get it here.
See it if you seek to desecrate the original work of Edgar Allan Poe & enjoy obscure and tone-deaf stories recited with no self awareness.
Don't see it if you appreciate the tastefully restrained use of fog machines.
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