Thursday, September 27th – 7:30-9:00 pm
Live Radio Theatre on Stage! Twelve Chimes, It’s Midnight!
“Twelve Chimes, It’s Midnight” takes you back to a time before flickering tv screens took over the living rooms of homes across the land, when we were held night after night in the thrall of mysterious and often terrifying stories tuned in from invisible radio waves, with just the glow of the radio’s vacuum tubes illuminating the room. A palpable relief would arise as the suspense subsided, a table lamp was lit, someone began to tickle the ivories of the piano that was a ubiquitous presence in everyone’s parlor, and singers grew bold enough to finally dispel the almost unbearable tension.
Tonight at Bird & Beckett, diving deep into the radio frequencies of “the past and the past present,” Twelve Chimes’ creator Aimee Pavy, together with writer, musician and all-around lothario Brett Stillo, presents an evening of chilling plays live on stage, voiced by talented actors Sarah Leight, Crystal Why, J. Aaron Seymour, Aaron Doran and Cameron Eng, with musical interludes by the lovely Century Sisters, “San Francisco’s Vintage Close Harmony Trio.”
There were many many dark shows from the classic age of radio like The Witch’s Tale, Dark Fantasy, Murder at Midnight, The Weird Circle and Inner Sanctum. For this third outing at Bird & Beckett, Twelve Chimes, It’s Midnight take you back to the 1930s and 40s and perform some of the weird & creepy stories from classic radio, featuring old time radio plays from two of the best shows — Lights Out and Quiet Please.
Come pour yourself a glass of wine (bring your own, please!), settle in amongst the books, and prepare yourself for some weirdness from the classic age of radio!
Later, you can go home, turn down the lights, and tune in their exquisite radio plays with just the flickering images in your mind providing the visuals — visit their site at twelvechimesradio.com for that fantastic experience!
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