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Twin City Radio Theatre to present tales of Poe

October 5th, 2011 2:05 am by staff report

Twin City Radio Theatre to present tales of Poe

Ian Charles is a member of King College's Twin City Radio Theatre Troupe.

   King College’s Twin City Radio Theatre Troupe will treat audiences to an evening of spine-tingling suspense and mystery with their performances of “Edgar Allen Poe: Tales of Terror,” Oct. 7 and 8 at Theatre Bristol’s ARTspace.

   Curtains up is 7:30 p.m. both nights.

   The Twin City Radio Theatre, under the artistic direction of Christopher R. Slaughter, associate professor of theatre for King, brings the magic of old-time radio to the live stage.

   The Twin City Radio Theatre performs staged productions of classic radio dramas from the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s, with particular emphasis on classic genre writers such as Poe, Jules Verne, Arthur Machen, Algernon Blackwood, Wyllis Cooper and Arthur Conan Doyle.

   With its colorful hosts, thrilling plots and live sound effects, radio drama is a highly entertaining, distinctive family theatre experience.

   “Tales of Terror” promises to be a unique theatrical experience, not unlike what might have been seen in a radio studio in the 1930’s or 1940s, with actors gathered around microphones with scripts in hand, live sound effects, and colorful hosts setting the proper mood for the evening’s dramatic offerings.

   “Beginning with this production, the 2011-2012 season presents a unique opportunity to explore ideas of the human need for friendship and companionship and the fear of abandonment in an array of productions,” said Elizabeth Dollar, associate professor of theatre for King.

   The troupe is being hosted by Theatre Bristol.

   “We are excited and pleased to be working with King College on the production. It’s always great to collaborate on any project,” said Emily Anne Thompson, Theatre Bristol’s executive director. “Students, teaching and performing are at the very core of who we are and what we do, it’s a natural fit.”

   Tickets for “Edgar Allen Poe: Tales of Terror” are $5 for general admission and free for King College students, faculty and staff with a King College ID. Tickets will be available at the door one hour before each performance. Seating is limited and, due to the staging, audience members cannot be seated once the performance begins.

   For more information, call Theatre Bristol at (423) 968-4977 or visit www.the  .
Courtesy of King College

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