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An ensemble cast performs a pair of tales from the master stroryteller. Subjects include Martians and the resurrected dead.
Rod Serling’s Stories from the Zone consists of stage adaptations of two classic episodes of his best-loved TV series.
Mr. Garrity and the Graves: In the Old West circa 1890, a man and his wagon find their way into the town of Happiness, Arizona. The man, Garrity, claims to have the ability to resurrect the dead. Some of the townspeople figure that resurrecting the folks planted on Boot Hill might not be the best idea.
Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?: Passengers of a snow-bound bus originally bound for Boston are stranded at a roadside diner. There’s a growing realization that one of their number might actually be an invader from Mars.
Writer Rod Serling (1924-1975) is celebrated for his work in feature films (Seven Days in May, Assault on a Queen, Planet of the Apes) and television (The Twilight Zone, Night Gallery, The Loner, the Emmy-winning Requiem for a Heavyweight and Patterns, which was presented in a stage adaptation at Theatre 40 in 2015).
Rod Serling’s Stories from the Zone is adapted and co-directed by Jeff G. Rack, whose work as an Art Director for films and commercials, and as an EFX artist, can be seen in many films, including:Armageddon, Con-Air, Flubber, Mighty JoeYoung, Kundun, and Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes. Probably best known to Los Angeles theater patrons for his award-winning set designs, Jeff has designed and built over 300 productions from Santa Barbara to Edinburgh, Scotland. He is a multiple Ovation Award winner and received an L.A. Weekly Award for his work on Frank Zappa’s Joe’s Garage. Shows he has adapted and/or directed for Unbound Production’s Wicked Lit include: H. P. Lovecraft’s The Unnamable, and The Lurking Fear, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Damned Thing, The Dead Smile, The Yellow Wallpaper, Dracula’s Guest and Robert E. Howard’s Pigeons From Hell. Other shows Jeff has directed are Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Birds, PEN, a The Mystery Plays, Villainy, and Martians: An Evening with Ray Bradbury.
The co-director of Rod Serling’s Stories from the Zone is Charlie Mount. Mount’s previous directing credits include Acting: The First Six Lessons (with Beau and Emily Bridges), Waiting in the Wings (with Betty Garrett, winning an Ovation Award nomination), Seascape, Waiting for Lefty (Ovation nominated for outstanding production), Gaslight, and The Fantasticks (with Lee Meriwether). Also a playwright, his plays include The Leather Apron Club, Against the Wall (L.A. Times Critic’s Pick) and Trumpets and Table-Tipping. He is also a professional illusionist and an actor. Most recently he portrayed Ray Bradbury in Martians: An Evening with Ray Bradbury, produced by his and Rack’s Arcane Theatreworks.
The cast of Rod Serling’s Stories from the Zone includes Mark Bate, John W. Combs, Yancey Dunham, Henry Herman, Richard Large, Meghan Lloyd, Brianna Parcel, Brian Pope, Jeff G. Rack, Philip Sokoloff, Toni Trenton and Jeffrey Winner.
Set design: Jeff G. Rack. Costume design: Michèle Young. Sound design: Joseph “Sloe” Slawinski. Lighting design: Brandon Baruch. Assistant director: Roger K. Weiss. Stage manger: Amanda Sauter. Assistant stage manager: Rebecca Driscoll.
Come join us for Rod Serling’s Stories from the Zone. You’ll be traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination….
Presenter / Producer: Theatre 40 & Arcane Theatreworks
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Event Phone: 310-364-3606
241 S. Moreno Dr/
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LA - Hollywood / Westside
Performance Dates: 1/21/2019 - 2/17/2019
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