This is now the fourth time I’ve done a podcast about RadioTheatre‘s annual H. P. Lovecraft Festival (now in its 8th year!)—and as long as they keep doing Lovecraft, I’m going to keep going to see their shows.
Fans of radio drama and/or horror fiction will definitely find something to love, as creator/director Dan Bianchi dramatizes 8 different stories from Lovecraft’s deep catalogue of weird tales, enlisting the vocal talents of actors like R. Patrick Alberty to bring them to life for your ears, live, onstage.
Listen in as Dan and Patrick discuss the company’s adaptation process, how the festival has changed through 8 editions, what can happen when you exceed audience expectations, why we need horror tales, and how this is the kind of experience only RadioTheatre can bring you.
“…we’re asking the audience to participate, to use your imagination…back in the days of radio, everyone sat around the radio in the living room in the dark…and they had to use their imagination to provide the visuals. And here we are, going back to that, the simplest form of theatre there was, sitting around the campfire in the dark, telling stories…”
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RadioTheatre and FRIGID New York present
The 8th Annual H. P. Lovecraft Festival
written, directed, sound-designed & featuring music by Dan Bianchi
based on the works of H. P. Lovecraft
sound engineered by Wes Shippee
featuring Frank Zilinyi, R. Patrick Alberty, Melissa Roth, Jonathan West, Alejandro L.Cardozo, Annemarie Hagenaars
THUR OCT 20 @ 8pm – THE HORROR IN THE MUSEUM; THE LURKING FEAR
FRI OCT 21 @ 8pm – THE RATS IN THE WALL; THE LURKING FEAR; THE BEAST IN THE CAVE
SAT OCT 22 @ 8pm – THE HORROR IN THE MUSEUM; THE CALL OF CTHULHU
SUN OCT 23 @ 3pm – THE UNNAMABLE; THE MUSIC OF ERICH ZANN; THE BEAST IN THE CAVE; THE CATS OF ULTHAR
THUR OCT 27 @ 8pm – THE UNNAMABLE; THE MUSIC OF ERICH ZANN;THE BEAST IN THE CAVE; THE CATS OF ULTHAR
FRI OCT 28 @ 8pm – THE MUSIC OF ERICH ZANN; THE LURKING FEAR; THE RATS IN THE WALL
SAT OCT 29 @ 8pm – THE RATS IN THE WALL; THE LURKING FEAR; THE BEAST IN THE CAVE
SUN OCT 30 @ 3pm – THE HORROR IN THE MUSEUM; THE CALL OF CTHULHU
The Kraine Theater
85 E. 4th Street
tickets: $30 ($15 students), available via FRIGID New York’s website