Radio theater

Radio Theater Group brings TALES OF TERROR to the Windham Theater Guild

Prometheus Theater of the Air, an award-winning radio theater troupe operating in eastern Connecticut, will bring Halloween to life on Saturday, October 29 with a performance of Tales of Terror, radio dramatizations of three classic horror stories, live in front of an audience at the Windham Theater Guild and simulcast on WILI.

Live from the stage at the Burton Leavitt Theatre, nine actors from the Prometheus Theater of the Air will perform 16 roles in adaptations of “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allen Poe; “The Revenge of the Cat”, based on a short story by the author of Dracula bram stoker; and “The Monkey’s Paw”. Dozens of sound effects and musical cues will amp up the drama for the audience.

As was done in the classic radio theater of the 1940s, when the theater audience watches the performance, it will be simulcast from the theater, on 14 WILI and 95.3 FM, airing both the performances of the actors and the reactions of the public.

Tales of Terror represents Prometheus’ 11th production and celebrates its 10th anniversary as a radio theater company.

The show also pays tribute to longtime Prometheus performer Vince Chaisson, who died suddenly last fall. Chaisson, well known to artists and community theater patrons in Eastern Connecticut for more than 20 years, co-wrote two of the screenplays for Tales of Terror.

The radio drama troupe began with a re-enactment of the Orson Welles drama, War of the Worlds, October 30, 2012, on UConn radio station, WHUS. The group has since produced, among other shows, A Christmas Carol; Three sisters; a Halloween anthology of Three Ghost Stories; Pride and Prejudice ; The shop around the corner; Pygmalion; and A dollhouse.

War of the Worlds and A Christmas Carol were both named Best Radio Drama by the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System. Pygmalion won the Silver Award for the HEAR Now Festival 2021 Palooza podcast, the premier audio drama competition in the United States.

In keeping with the 10th anniversary, the cast and crew of Tales of Terror are comprised entirely of performers from previous Prometheus shows, including Miriam Drew; James Kenny; Sunny Kirkham-Barbour, Meaghan Labas; Mark Lowe (founder and director of the Prometheus Theater of the Air); Melanie Noble; Ken Noll; Anna Toussaint; Corey Welden; and Jim York.

The show and broadcast will begin at 7:30 p.m. sharp. To ensure that customers are in their seats and that all equipment and crew are ready, no one will be seated after 7:15 p.m.

Some content may not be suitable for children under 12.

Tickets for Tales of Terror are $10 and can be purchased through the Windham Theater Guildthe website of®id=60& by calling (860) 423-2245.