Well hidden among the trees along the tranquil waters of Lake Waseosa sits the Dark of the Moon Inn, an unsettling 19th century bed and breakfast where unsuspecting guests attempt to unwind from the trials and tribulations of everyday life. Instead, they find themselves veering towards that place where wandering minds cross into the darker and stormier depths of the all-encompassing nighttime.
From award-winning writer/director/producer George Zarr (Little Chills – National Public Radio, Tales from the Crypt – SYFI Channel’s “Seeing Ear Theatre”) comes a five-story anthology of suspense and mystery. Each tale features a full cast, engaging sound effects and music.
FINDING HIS VOICE – The voice-over business intensifies into a deadly game of cat and mouse between three people. The hunter and the hunted crisscross through the worlds of film, radio and television – until everything ultimately depends on the sound of a single voice.
THE DOCTOR IS IN – A physician from Minneapolis, well-versed in metaphysics, mysteriously barges into the lives of an unsuspecting couple. Leaving them in doubt as to whether their weird guest is really a physician. Or is really well-versed in metaphysics. Or for that matter is even from Minneapolis.
PERSONAL DELIVERY – (Co-written with Andrew Joffe) A man asks his dying sibling to deliver a personal message to their mother – and receives her absolute and unexpected final answer!
EVERY NOW AND THEN – A sunny day, a quaint antique store, browsing through the artifacts of the past. To some, these are the ingredients for a pleasantly-spent afternoon. To Frank, it is the beginning of a journey that will tear his world inside out. Is his amusing and puzzling journey down memory lane an actual journey? Or a careening descent into madness.
SCHOOL SPIRIT – After a horrifying nighttime brush with the supernatural, Michelle shakily bolts out of her house and into her first day of high school. A first day that might also be her last. Recorded live in front of a terrified audience.
COMING JUNE 2018
PUBLISHER: Design Sound Productions / DISTRIBUTION: Blackstone Audio
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Recent projects as a producer/writer/director/composer include the 13-part musical audio comedy serial “Hoofbeats in My Heart” available as a podcast plus a four-half-hour comedy series Hurry! Hurry! It’s Almost Christmas! and an original hour musical adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Bell distributed by Blackstone Audio. George is writer/director/producer of the audio documentary Lincoln in Music and Letters for WFMT Syndication.
George was formerly at Sirius Satellite Radio as Manager of Spoken Word Programming and an executive producer. He worked at the SYFI Channel as Senior Producer for Seeing Ear Theatre where he created the first Internet musical The First (and Last) Musical on Mars (later staged at Chicago’s New Rock Theatre), and produced/wrote/directed audio episodes of Tales from the Crypt. George was co-writer/producer/director of the National Public Radio comedy series Visit New Grimston, Anyway, and award-winning anthology series Little Chills.
For the stage, he composed Walking Up Broadway, a commissioned solo harp piece which premiered at New York’s Carnegie Recital Hall, was director/writer of the Off-Off-Broadway sketch comedy Mind Floss, and was composer/librettist/director of Who’s On Faust? for the American Chamber Opera Company in Manhattan. He received the New York City Mayoral Citation for his concerto Reception for Steel Drum and Orchestra.