Archive for September, 2015


Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Leading into the spookiest season of the year, KTWU’s THEATRE OF THE MIND presents TRILOGY OF TERROR, based on three stories from notable writers. This 10th anniversary year presentation airs on Sunday, September 27, 2015, at 7 p.m., on KTWU-HD, digital channel 11.1.

KTWU’s THEATRE OF THE MIND programs are television productions that re-create the style of a 1940’s radio play. This year, the performance is crafted to tell three frightening tales of terror: “The Fall of the House of Usher” by Edgar Allan Poe, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Washington Irving, and “The Cats of Ulthar” by H.P. Lovecraft. Playwright Philip Grecian adapted this performance based upon the three classic stories.

As has been the custom with these dramas, the actors play multiple roles and employ vintage microphones to simulate radio’s Golden Age with live physical sound effects. They portray period radio performers, and so the haunted presence of Poe’s House of Usher, the hoofbeats of the Headless Horseman and the horrific fantasy with felines are created through “theatre of the mind” in the imaginations of the listening audience.

The Air Command Radio Company group of actors putting their talents into this production include:

For “The Fall of the House of Usher”
Announcer….Philip Grecian
Digby Graves.…David Tangeman
John Decker….Jay Hurst
Groom….Dustin Dean
Wilson….Russ Hutchison
Roderick Usher….Shawn Trimble
Madeline Usher….Kirsten Goodman
Doctor….Skip Ellis

For “The Cats of Ulthar”
First Cimmerian Storyteller….Jay Hurst
Second Cimmerian Storyteller….Travis Lamb
Julia…Cortni Hurst
Louis…Les Smith
Alice….Erin H. Fox
Oliver….Dustin Dean
Madam Dubrovna…Kirsten Goodman
Menes…Elayna Bonnewell
Edward…David Tangeman
Judson….Skip Ellis

For “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”
Peter Vanderdonk…Shawn Trimble
Nicholas Vedder….Skip Ellis
Ichabod Crane…Les Smith
Katrina Van Tassel…Erin H. Fox
Brom Bones…Russ Hutchison
Women at the dance…Cortni Hurst, Kirsten Goodman, Elayna Bonnewell
Baltus Van Tassel…Travis Lamb
Doffue Martling…Philip Grecian
Gunpowder…Travis Lamb
The Horseman’s Laugh…Shawn Trimble

Written and Directed by Philip Grecian

Music Director….Tiffany Bonnewell
Stage Manager/Video Booth….Carly Craig
Stage Manager/Audio Booth.…John Hanna

Audio Operator….Melissa Smith

Sound Effects Artists….Arlyn Brunken (Captain), Stacey Smith, D’Sean Hendricks, Les Smith
Additional Sound Effects Construction…Delane Brunken, Skip Ellis