Spine-tingling tales of horror kick off series of radio dramas at Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts


The popular live radio drama series at Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts begins its third season with a trio of spooky tales of horror on October 3 and 4. The three performances take place Friday, Oct. 3, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 4, at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Quick Center's Wien Experimental Theater.

Directed by Daniel Smith of New Haven, the evening begins with "The Thing on the Fourble Board," an episode of "Quiet, Please," one of the most highly regarded shows in radio horror history. This episode is a haunting story of men drilling for oil and coming up with something unexpected - something that lives more than a mile underground.

Next up is "The Image," an episode from "The Witch's Tale." In this story, a scholar who specializes in folklore and the occult acquires an ancient relic made of human skin that was once believed to have evil powers. The third installment is "The Devil's Due" from the series "Lights Out." "Lights Out" was infamous in its time for its shocking stories and gruesome sound effects and this episode in no exception. The tale revolves around a rebellious teenager who goes astray on a school field trip to Paris. Before long, she finds herself held captive underground in the sewers, victim to a horrible man who has found a use for corpses he finds there.

All shows feature seasoned actors and live sound effects. Tickets are $15 each, or $36 for the series, which continues with shows in February and March. For tickets, call the Quick Center box office at (203) 254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396. For more information, visit the website, www.quickcenter.com.

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on September 15, 2003

Vol. 36, No. 56