The Absolute Theatre Company will present Tales of Halloween, a family friendly production in the style of 1940’s radio on the Old Blue Church Radio Show October 31 – November 2.

The production features The Absolute Theatre Company Players, Concert pianist David Edwards along with special surprise guests.

A radio show becomes three-D as the action of the play spills out beyond the microphones and into the audience. 

The show will include the folk tale The Golden Arm, and will have two works premiered; British composer John Webber’s, Things Go Bump in the Night with piano and cello and Kate Brighton’s Halloween tale The Calliope Revenge.

October 31 is a shortened version of the show to help families fill the night with Halloween Trick or Treating. The show starts at 6:30 – 7:15. Then St. Michael’s Lutheran Church members will walk interested families through a safe spooky walk into the church building for Trick or Treating. This night is appropriate for children 5 and older. This production is for adults with children.

In November Absolute Theatre Company will present the full production: Old Blue Church Radio Show: Tales of Halloween.

Professional Artistic Director Kate Brighton has teamed with Music Director David Edwards and St. Michael’s Lutheran Church to present the experience. It’s a radio show that creeps into the audience drawing them into the action of the play.

This cast will include Music Director David Edwards, sound effects by Dean Whitecotton and Charly Reese also playing announcer, along with Lexie Williams playing child star Alice Starr. Kaye Massie plays Deloris Smittensprecker and past professional New York radio newscaster and personality Mark Lowell will top the cast. There will also be a special appearance by the Lake Murray Gymnastics competition team.

The tickets for the special October 31 show are $5. November shows, general admission tickets are $10 and special reserved seating is $15. Tickets can be bought on-line at  brownpapertickets.com or at absolutetheatrecompany.org. For more ticket information or questions about the shows or auditions call 803-206-4265.