The WildClaw Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois, proudly announces the 1st annual “Deathscribe, Ten Minutes of Terror Radio Play Festival,” on Monday October 6th, at 8:00pm presented at the historic Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave, Chicago. Admission to this evening of horrific entertainment will be $20.
This evening of 5 original horror radio dramas, directed and acted by a collection of renowned Chicago theatre artists will be the first event of WildClaw Theatre’s thrilling 2nd season. There will be a “Best of the Fest” award, with the winner chosen by a celebrity panel of judges on the night of the performance, and the entire evening will be recorded for a future WildClaw Blood Radio Podcast.
“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.
In this new millennium, the information age, this era of instant communication, it is more difficult than ever to truly frighten an audience. Everyone knows so much. Therefore, time and again, graphic violence and shock become easy substitutes for that unique, spine tingling dread that truly captivates an audience. Disgust and revulsion are easier than suspense, intrigue, and terror. It is WildClaw Theatre’s mission to engage the audience by appealing to their imagination, taking them on strange journeys of dread, suspense, terror and wonder. In other words, Horror Theatre.
Deathscribe continues that pursuit of intelligent, imaginative horror storytelling. After the success of their inaugural production, Arthur Machen’s “The Great God Pan,” they now continue exploring the history and evolution of the horror genre through a performance of live horror radio plays. Horror radio gave millions of radio listeners their weekly fix of terror from the 1930’s through the 1960’s, until television finally pushed it out of the picture. Horror radio directly engages the imagination of the audience, using only deft storytelling to arouse fear and terror in the collective mind of the listener.
“Deathscribe, Ten Minutes of Terror Radio Play Festival” will consist of five original ten minute horror radio dramas, with live foley sound and a live band for accompaniment. Admission for this evening of horrific entertainment will be $20. This guarantees to be a unique and thrilling evening of horrific entertainment, as well as a grand kickoff to WildClaw Theatre’s thrilling second season, which includes H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Dreams in the Witch House” directed and adapted by Charley Sherman, and Scott T. Barsotti’s “The Revenants”, directed by Anne Adams. For more information, please visit www.wildclawtheatre.com .