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Combine reader’s theatre of macabre genre short stories and poems with original music performed from within a prepared grand piano and you have a unique and spooky theatre experience.   Prepared Piano utilizes found objects such as screws, toothpicks, brushes and percussion mallets on the piano strings to enhance normal piano playing.  Flute and bass flute add additional atmospheric music, that creates a mood and scene for each reading.
You may not have the normal Halloween activities this year, but you can have this extra special treat FREE from Old Town Playhouse.  The filming will be available virtually on Facebook and the Old Town Playhouse website on 10/30, starting at 7:00 PM. You can watch as many times as you like and share with friends. The recording will also be broadcast on 94.7 and 88.7 Classical IPR in Concert on 10/30 at 8:00 p.m. and 11/1 at noon. 
We are making this theatrical treat available at no charge.  We sincerely ask that you consider a donation to Old Town Playhouse at least the value of a show ticket.  You can make your donation anytime through our website or through the donate button on Facebook.  Please share this theatrical treat with all your friends.  Thank you for your support and enjoy!
Phantasms of a Fevered Imagination
Director Terri Heffron & Composer Cynthia Van Maanen
I Felt a Funeral (Emily Dickinson) read by Denni Don Hunting
The Furnished Room (O'Henry) read by Cathy Louis with voices by John Klapko, Denni Don Hunting and Maria McKane
The Shadow on the Stone (Thomas Hardy) read by Michael Binstead
Wraith (Edna St. Vincent Millay) read by Denni Don Hunting
The Terrible Old Man (H.P. Lovecraft) read by John Klapko
A Chilly Night (Christina Rossetti) read by Denni Don Hunting
The Masque of the Red Death (Edgar Allen Poe) read by Jay Simon and Michael Binstead with full cast contributing
Additional Creative Staff
Tony Bero on piano and prepared piano
Cynthia Van Maanen on flute, bass flute and prepared piano
Assistant Director and Stage Manager – Danielle Hartley
Lighting – Bill Fishburn
Sound – Gary Bolton
Drawings – Elizabeth Stewart
Filming and Production by Music Hub Live

Old Town Playhouse

Main Stage Theatre
148 E. Eighth Street
at the corner of
Cass & East 8th St.

OTP Studio Theatre
620 Railroad Place
at the corner of
East 8th and Woodmere