Midnight Radio: Pittsburgh Ghost Stories
Celebrate Halloween with this macabre installment of Midnight Radio with musical guest, the mistress of the macabre herself, Phat Man Dee!
Based on first-hand research, The Haunted is an especially spooky installment of Midnight Radio written by Bricolage’s own artistic director Jeffrey Carpenter and writer Matthew Adams. The story follows a young research analyst who unwittingly discovers a chilling account of local history and is compelled to follow his newly awakened intuition. What does it mean to be truly haunted? Are ghosts real? Can someone be possessed by a spirit? Conjuring local legends and nearby landmarks that are rumored to be haunted, Midnight Radio unearths the past in the most terrifying way.
Disclaimer: This episode is NOT appropriate for children.
Midnight Radio is the company’s hit live variety show performed in the style of a classic old-time radio broadcast. As the second of three episodes, Pittsburgh Ghost Stories promises to bring the Steel City’s paranormal past to life. Local jazz legend Phat Man Dee, accompanied by guitarist Carlos Peña of “The Cultural District,” will be the musical guest during all performances. Her set will feature original compositions about ghosts of the Southwestern Pennsylvania region.
Join us for: The Haunted, an original radio play written by Bricolage’s own Jeffrey Carpenter and writer Matthew Adams based on true Pittsburgh accounts.
But be warned: you may have to sleep with the lights on after this one!
Cast: Tony Bingham; Lisa Ann Goldsmith; Jason McCune, and Bria Walker
Musical Director: Deana Muro
Foley: Skyler Sullivan
Writers: Jeffrey Carpenter and Matthew Adams; Gayle Pazerski and Brad Stephenson (Fake Breaking News); and Tami Dixon (commercials and game show)
About Phat Man Dee
Phat Man Dee is an old-fashioned jazz torch singer with a number of new twists. Blending beauty with the bizarre, Mandee is an infamous performer in Pittsburgh and beyond. She is a stellar songstress, a hypnotizing performer, and a cosmic crusader.
From blues to folk, from opera to indie, Mandee’s range is nothing short of breathtaking. She performed as “Janet”, one of the lead roles in How to Survive the Apocalypse: a Burning Opera, which sold out a month-long run at San Francisco’s Teatro Zinzanni. In 2011 Phat Man Dee partnered with The Toonseum & the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh to present “Lifesize Mousetrap”, and appeared with that show at the World Makers Faire in NY. She also appeared as a special guest on Formula 412’s release Reality Show.
Don't miss this Steel City legend perform her enchanting act at this ghoulish installment of Midnight Radio! Follow Phat Man Dee on Facebook or check out her website.
Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 9:00pm
Friday, October 26, 2012 - 9:00pm
Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 9:00pm
Friday, November 2, 2012 - 9:00pm
Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 9:00pm
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