Wednesday, October 26, 2011

ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL SCIENCE FICTION NOVELS OF ALL TIME COMES TO CENTENARY STAGE COMPANY

“Attention grabbing theatre! Critics’ pick!” - Backstage

“Blast off” with the Drama Desk nominated Radiotheatre and their new live stage version of the most influential science fiction story of all time…H.G.Wells’ THE TIME MACHINE! Complete with a great cast of storytellers, an elaborate soundscape, and an original orchestral score! 

TIME MACHINE - FRANKa

THE TIME MACHINE
WHEN: Thursday, November 3, at 7:30 PM, Friday, November 4, at 8 PM, Saturday, November 5, at 8 PM, and Sunday, November 6, at 2 PM
WHERE:
  Edith Bolte Kutz Black Box Theater at the David and Carol Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstwon
TICKETS: $20-$25 with discounts for seniors and students. Thursday evenings are “family night” at CSC, with a two-for-one “rush” ticket price, available at the door on the night of performance.
Tickets may be purchased online at www.centenarystageco.org, by phone at 908.979.0900, or at the CSC Box Office at the David and Carol Lackland Center, located at 715 Grand Ave in Hackettstown. The box office is open 1-5 PM Monday through Friday, and two hours prior to each performance(Above: Frank Zilinyi in H.G.Wells’ The Time Machine)

2010 Drama Desk Nominee H.G. Wells The Time Machine, performed by RADIOTHEATRE, makes its way to the Centenary Stage Company for a limited engagement. One of the greatest science fiction stories ever written, The Time Machine is told in a unique, creative, exciting and theatrical way in this production by RadioTheatre. Variety Magazine hailed the production as “A sound extravaganza,” and Time Out NY Magazine called the piece “spooky, shocking, horrific!” 

By combining a unique presentation with unnerving sound effects, symphonic background music, lighting, and dramatic tension, RadioTheatre brings a modern innovative piece of work to contemporary audiences, while also celebrating the genre of audio drama which inspired the production.

The RadioTheatre production of The Time Machine is directed, written, and sound-designed by Dan Bianchi, who has spent over 35 years in theater, film, and fine arts. Bianchi founded RADIOTHEATRE in 2004 and has since produced over 40 live shows and 240 performances at New York City venues. He has been nominated for a 2010 Drama Desk Award and has won 2 NY Innovative Theater awards for Best Sound and Best Music.

The cast of The Time Machine features Frank Zilinyi and Kate Siepert.   Returning for his 35th show with Radiotheatre, sound engineer Wes Shippee is a Drama Desk-nominated sound designer, audio engineer, and musician. His notable projects include the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and multiple New York Innovative Theatre Awards during his four years  with RADIOTHEATRE.

Now in its 7th season, the RadioTheatre company combines the artistry created during the Golden years of Radio with Story Telling. Using great voices, music and sound effects, as well as the individual imaginations of its audiences, the company calls up the primary ingredients to provide a memorable, live, theatrical experience. With 21st Century touches, such as cinematic scripts, fully scored orchestral sound tracks , a plethora of aural effects and, a few visuals effects as well, the company creates a unique production with a non-traditional, modern, innovative stage presentation.