Lights Out, Everybody - a tribute in Horror to Arch Oboler
Dream Theatre Company presents: Lights Out, Everybody - a tribute in Horror to Arch Oboler, a world premiere play, adapted for the stage by Chicago playwright Jeremy Menekseoglu. The show opens on Thursday, January 17th Sunday, February 10th on Thursdays Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 7:30pm at Dream Theatre located at 556 W 18th St., Chicago. Tickets are $17 - $20 and can be reserved by visiting www.dreamtheatrecompany.com or by calling 773-552-8616.
Dream Theatre Company presents three tales of horror from Chicago's supreme Horror Radio writer Arch Oboler.
"Lights Out brings you stories of the supernatural - and the supernormal, dramatizing the fantasies and the mysteries of the unknown. We tell you this frankly - so if you wish to avoid the excitement and tension of these - imaginative plays, we urge you calmly, but sincerely, to turn off your radio- now." - Arch Oboler
Time magazine wrote that Arch Oboler was a "30-year-old horn-rimmed half-pint scrivener." An "eccentric Hitler-hating truth-stretching flashy-writer, Oboler wrote and directed in dirty dungarees, no socks, thong sandals, and a hat with a grease-stained band" (according to Ronald Colman's daughter).
Arch Oboler was born in 1909 and sold his first script about an amorous dinosaur while he was still in high school. He was expelled from the University of Chicago due to his explosive personality, but once out of school he dedicated himself to writing full time.
In 1936, Arch Oboler was hired to replace Wyllis Cooper on Lights Out and lead the series in a decidedly dramatic turn. Arch Oboler experimented with the boundaries of storytelling and sound effects at his midnight timeslot. His first episode of Lights Out was Burial Services where the show ends with a woman buried alive never to escape. Letters flooded the radio broadcast network office from outrages listeners protesting the show.
Lights Out, Everybody - a tribute in Horror to Arch Oboler features: John-Paul Kostecki, Sasha Walloch, RJ Voltz, Denise Smolarek, Janice Rumschlag, Suzanna Ziko and Hasket Morris. It is directed by Giau Truong
About Dream Theatre: Since 1998 Dream Theatre has performed all original productions that include: Peter Pan's Shadow Trilogy: Neverland, Everland & Foreverland;; Audience Annihilated: Women Only Train; 3 Women Driven Insane; A Very Terrible Father; The Grisly/Glorious Adventure of Christopher Robin, Winnie-the-Pooh and Billy Moon; Downward Facing; The Devilish Children and the Civilizing Process; The Agon Trilogy (Agamemnon, Electra & Orestes); Aelita & Shiny Boxes; The Black Duckling; Somewhere in Texas; Sequestered; Cold; The Samaritan Syndrome; Baby Killers; SlowAnna; Anna, in the Darkness; Medea; Antigone; Ismene and Sister 121. Dream Theatre strives to deliver the highest art in its most raw, unflinching and entertaining form.
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Company website - www.dreamtheatrecompany.com
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556 West 18th Street
Chicago, IL 60616
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