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Close your eyes and let the sounds take you away … beneath the floorboards, behind masonry, and alongside a Raven (Nevermore!). Edgar Allan Poe was the author and radio drama was the approach. Twisted Tales of Poe invited audience members to listen to the voice actors convey the literature and watch the mechanicals fabricate sound effects. Halloween was the perfect backdrop to ruminate on a frenemy being buried alive, felines seeking revenge, and disembodied heartbeats prompting a confession. Interspersed among the terror were moments of levity in the form of commercials for products, like Palmolive soap and Alka Seltzer. While the crew had them, there was no need for the applause signs. On cue, the viewers knew when to gasp, laugh, and clap.

Photos by Clay Wegrzynowicz; view the full set of images in Flickr

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