On Saturday, November 5th at 8:00pm, Bevilacqua will be joined on stage by director/actor Ray Faiola, and a fine cast of actors for Shadowland Theatre’s fifth annual Halloween “Terror at the Mike” horror series of on-stage, classic radio drama recreations.
The radio play performances were postponed from this Saturday to next due to the possible pending snowstorm. The National Weather Service in Albany has issued a Winter Storm Warning for heavy wet snow in the mid-Hudson Valley from noon this Saturday to 6 am EDT this Sunday.
The rescheduled Saturday November 5th TERROR AT THE MIKE will feature live performances of “Zero Hour written by Ray Bradbury, and Lucille Fletcher’s “The Thing in the Window. Both radio drama classics are being staged as a special benefit performance for the Shadowland, Ulster County’s only non-profit, professional theater.
Alphabetically, the cast includes:
and the John Simon Singers
“The Thing in the Window"* is the story of a man convinced that he sees a dead body slumped in a chair in an apartment across the street. Try as he might, he can't get anyone to believe him. Unfortunately, when he tries to report it, an investigation turns up nothing remotely resembling a body. Obsessed with finding the phantom body, he becomes a terrific annoyance to his neighbors. But still he continues to see it from his window.
The radio play, written for Suspense by Lucille Fletcher, was performed in 1946 and 1949. The first presentation starred Joseph Cotten, the second, Robert Montgomery.
The second thriller, Ray Bradbury’s “Zero Hour* is a terrifying parable about hometown USA and the growing suspicions of a mother whose young daughter has taken up with a mysterious new playmate who is teaching all the kids on the block an even more mysterious new game, Invasion, which has a group of 11 year old children rallying around an invisible person who promises them the world - literally. A nightmare in the daylight, to be sure, “Zero Hour” was originally heard on DIMENSION X on June 17, 1950.
Stepping back in time just like the old radio programs, each radio thriller will include commercials featuring local Ellenville area businesses with original advertising jingles created by John Simon, the former producer of The Band, and member of the Greater Ellenville Jazz Trio, and CC Loveheart. Simon will also provide musical underscoring for the radio dramas.
Tickets for the 8:00pm November 5th benefit performance are $12, now on sale at the Shadowland Theatre box office at 157 Canal Street or by phone at 845-647-5511.
About Shadowland Theatre:
Shadowland Theatre is the leading professional, non-profit, Actors’ Equity company in the Lower Hudson Valley/Catskill Mountain region. Located only 90 miles from New York City in Ellenville, NY, Shadowland received “Best of the Valley” Awards from Hudson Valley magazine in 2004, 2005 and 2007; “2006 Cultural Business of the Year” by Ulster Development Corporation and Ulster County Chamber of Commerce; “Best Theatre 2006” by the Times Herald Record; and “Best Drama of the Year” by The Daily Record in NJ for The Good German. Founded in 1984, Shadowland performs in a restored 1920’s Art Deco vaudeville/movie house converted to a 148-seat theatre. For more information, visit www.shadowlandtheatre.org.
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