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 original 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.
Released: June 26, 2018 / Runtime: 2 Hours 57 Minutes
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PUBLISHER: Design Sound Productions / DISTRIBUTION: Blackstone Publishing
Copyright 2018 Design Sound Productions and Voices In The Wind Audio Theatre
Casts for Dark of the Moon Inn
FINDING HIS VOICE
John Bell as Steven Peters
Laura Van Veen as Gloria Peters
And David Ault as Zach
Also heard were: Danny Bowman, Keith Burnett, Bill Craven, Joe Curt, Noelle Dupuis, Kenya Dworkin, Eva Eig, David Farquhar, Niko Gerentes, James Hebblethwaite, Hayden Peter Lee, Dash Lucas, Marssie Mencotti, Nicholas Stroud, Rob Tymec, and Judith Norton Wasik.
THE DOCTOR IS IN
Bill Craven as Dr. Acidolpholis
Noelle Dupuis as Lorraine
And Keith Burnett as Brad
Also heard were: Niko Gerentes, David Farquhar and Joe Curt
Rob Tymec as Frankie
And Niko Gerentes as Raymond
Also heard were: Marssie Mencotti, David Ault, Laura Van Veen, Nicholas Stroud and Danny Bowman
EVERY NOW AND THEN
Greg Rainwater as Frank and Johnny
Noelle Dupuis as Diane and Mabel
Also heard were: Norm McLeod, Alexandra Poole, Pat Gough, Bob Steele, and David Farquhar as the voice on the Gramophone.
Alexandra Poole as Michelle
Also featured were: Anthony Poser, Noelle Dupuis, Glen Turner, J.C. Charbonneau, Pat Gough, and Jason Dolson.
About the Author
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.
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.
A skilled cast deftly presents stories that feature lively, sometimes humorous, adult conflicts. Sound effects are a realistic addition–including a hospital respirator. Laura Van Veen and David Ault are a convincing couple in “Finding His Voice” as they attempt to murder the woman’s husband in hopes of getting control of his voice-over business. Rob Tymec and Niko Gerentes focus on the ultimate dysfunctional family in “Personal Delivery,” in which they get a little help from beyond the grave. Each story includes original music by Zarr, which adds to the listening pleasure. – AudioFile Magazine
“I think the play (Every Now And Then) deserves serious consideration for an award.” –Laurence Raw, Radio Drama Reviews Online