The biggest little theatre in Manhattan is giving you even more to be afraid of this summer.
If 2020 hasn’t been frightening enough for you, well then Radio Theatre has got something spooky in store for you. This summer, the award-winning theater is releasing volumes of its most spellbinding, made-for-audio, performances that includes their Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Playhouse, as well as shows from their Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, and Sci-Fi Festivals!
The critically acclaimed Radiotheatre is in its 17th year in New York City. Since its inception, the theater has won the Innovative Theater Award 3 times, the Best Performance Group 6 times, and has been nominated for the Drama Desk Award. Due to the pandemic, however, the theater has been unable to hold live performances.
But don’t be frightened, the theater is releasing volumes of its most wonderfully horrifying performances for you to get even more chills and thrills this year.
“By now the whole world is quite aware of the terrible plague that has descended upon us and like most theater groups, we, too, at Radiotheatre have been forced to cancel our live productions most probably through the end of 2020. MEANWHILE….to help entertain those of you who, like us, must stay behind closed doors for now…we will release albums of Radiotheatre’s LIVE PERFORMANCES within the 200 years old St. John’s Sanctuary located in Greenwich Village, NYC!”
Mind you, these performances aren’t simple radio readings. Rather, these shows feature theatrical adaptations composed of brilliant casts that have been performed in front of live audiences with original orchestral scores and riveting sound FX.
The recordings include two volumes composing 10 electrifying performances from their annual Edgar Allen Poe Festival. Therein you’ll find 10 of Poe’s tales of terror such as The Tell Tale Heart, The Raven, and The Black Cat.
Or, opt for Radiotheatre’s Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Playhouse, which features a catalogue of the director’s masterworks performed as they were made before they went to the big screen. In this package, you won’t have to open your eyes to experience the spine-chilling terror of The Birds, Strangers On A Train, The Maniac and more!
The horror doesn’t stop there. Radiotheatre is also offering recordings of their performances from their long-running series of H.P. Lovecraft Festivals, as well as their Ghosts of Christmas Past, Children of the Night, and Fright Night specials. Lastly, you can purchase a haunting collection of recordings from their Sci-Fi Festival, which includes the classic tales, Frankenstein, H.G. Well’s The Time Machine, and their fan favorite, H.P. Lovecraft’s Reanimator — all in their entirety!