Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Open Circle Theatre: Lovecraft 2009

So, it's that time of year again, when the good folks at Open Circle Theatre put on their annual H. P. Lovecraft play. This year it's an adaptation of his sole horror novel, THE CASE OF CHARLES DEXTER WARD. Not only is this one of the better of Lovecraft's tales, but it served as one of the inspirations for the first scenario in the first-published CALL OF CTHULHU adventure, SHADOWS OF YOG-SOTHOTH, specifically the sinister basement beneath the Silver Twilight Lodge. It's been adapted once already, into a bad Vincent Price movie (that is, bad even by the standards of Vincent Price movies) starring Price and Lon Chaney Jr. -- bizarrely enough, re-titled THE HAUNTED PALACE in the theory that more people wd go see a movie titled after a Poe story, even if it had nothing to do with Poe, than if it came from the relatively obscure Lovecraft.

At any rate, here's the link for the show; anyone in the Seattle area interesting in getting together to go see it with me, drop me a line.

John R.


Rodrigo said...
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Rodrigo said...

Dear Mr. Rateliff,

I am reading your work 'The History of The Hobbit' and I would like to comment some topics with you, but I could not find an e-mail adress or another means to contact you.
How can I contact you?