Dan Bianchi, of RadioTheatre’s “H. P. Lovecraft Festival”

Horror in the theater has always been a tough thing to pull off. The Grand Guignol did it, and by many accounts spectacularly so for the time — but what about now, when Hostel & the Saw franchise has altered our perceptions to the point where we’re expecting more realistic depictions of violence, and the most outrageous interstellar creatures can be conjured up with the right software?

Well, as the master put it…

“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” — H. P. Lovecraft

RadioTheatre Artistic Director Dan Bianchi knows this, and as a Lovecraft fan, he’s using it to great effect as he goes through and dramatizes — live, onstage — the Lovecraft cannon with RadioTheatre’s H. P. Lovecraft Festival at The Kraine Theatre.

Listen in as Dan and I discuss horror without a $200 million budget, why he does radio drama live, radio-erotica (seriously!), and the importance of good sound design.


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RadioTheatre & HorseTrade present
The H. P. Lovecraft Festival
The Kraine Theater
84 E. 4th Street, Manhattan

Srarring FRANK ZILINYI, R.PATRICK ALBERTY, KEVIN GILLIGAN
Directed By Frank Zilinyi
Script and Sound Design By Dan Bianchi
Sound Engineer: Wes Shippee

Program A – THE SHADOW OVER INNSMOUTH, THE MOON BOG
April 19, 21, 22, 27, MAY 3, 5, 13
(Thur-Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm)

Program B – THE LURKING FEAR, THE STATEMENT OF RANDOLPH CARTER , THE HORROR AT MARTINS BEACH, THE EVIL CLERGYMAN
April 20, 26, 28, 29, MAY 4, 6, 20
(Thur-Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm)

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