RadioTheatre was last on the podcast with their H. P. Lovecraft festival in 2012—and being a fan of the master’s fiction, the producer of GSAS! just had to get back to The Kraine to hear more of Dan Bianchi & Company’s adaptations of his classic stories.
After the first night of the festival, featuring The Moon Bog and The Shadow Over Innsmouth, I sat down with Bianchi again, as well as the three actors giving voice to the terror that evening—Frank Zilinyi, R.Patrick Alberty, and Joshua Nicholson.
Listen in as Dan, Frank, Patrick, Joshua & I discuss “Lovecraft” vs. “love craft” in the minds of unsuspecting patrons, performing at the new Lovecraft-themed bar (seriously, this is a thing), not looking at who you’re playing to, and how live radio drama differs from more “traditional” theatre.
…and yep, that “Part I” in the title means that there’ll be more aural cosmic horror discussed on the podcast soon!
“It’s more like a band, I always say…it’s kind of like doing sets in a band.”
The 6th Annual H. P. Lovecraft Festival
adapted/directed/designed by Dan Bianchi
based on the fiction of H. P. Lovecraft
sound/lighting by Wes Shippee
OCT 2: THE SHADOW OVER INNSMOUTH/THE MOON BOG
OCT 3: THE DUNWICH HORROR/THE STATEMENT OF RANDOLPH CARTER
OCT 9: THE SHADOW OVER INNSMOUTH/THE BEAST IN THE CAVE
OCT 10: FROM BEYOND/THE CALL OF CTHULHU/THE BEAST IN THE CAVE
OCT 11: THE SHADOW OVER INNSMOUTH/THE MOON BOG
OCT 12: THE DUNWICH HORROR/DAGON
all shows @7:30PM
The Kraine Theater
85 E. 4th Street
tickets: $18/$15 students, available via HorseTrade’s website
photos by R.Patrick Alberty