ALIVE RADIO, under “the baobab tree” in Ninth Square downtown New Haven presents PARADISE LODGE : a terrifying comedy, spun off from the entrails of “Psycho” and “The Shining” : an everyday woman takes a leap of fate up an imaginary cliff to write the novel of her dreams. With her everyday husband and mentally-challenging teenage daughter in tow, she tows them off to a desolate mountain hideaway, her altering ego femme fatale by her side. A lunatic proprietor and his shape-shifting spawn turn her idyllic retreat into a nightmare of cosmic proportions!
Janet Leigh meets Jack Nicholson.
Norman Bates meets Shelley Duval.
Alfred Hitchcock meets Carrie’s underwear.
Freddy Kruger meets Stanley Kubrick.
Perry Como’s offspring goes digital and the rivers of blood flood down from Uranus!
And it all takes place in PARADISE LODGE : a Halloween offering from ALIVE RADIO, under the baobab tree, Friday the Thirtieth of October at 8;00pm : 71 Orange Street, in beautiful Ninth Square downtown New Haven
Suggested donation $10 All proceeds to benefit ongoing productions of ALIVE RADIO : this radio is ALIVE : for information call 475.227.3581 : I’ll repeat that 475.227.3581 : and be aware nobody will be allowed to leave if they haven’t already arrived!!!
*** PARADISE LODGE is the premier project of ALIVE RADIO : a collaboration of baobab tree studios (in downtown Ninth Square New Haven) , Connecticut Heritage Theatre (artistic director, Teresa Langston) and local writer Steve Bellwood, to produce an on-going series of podcasts, You-Tube videos and “alive” (audience-invited) entertainments and documentations of the process. It will be followed up in November by a comedic spin on another classic movie : CASABLANQA, as part of a cinematic “take-out” series. Similar approach will later be taken to the works of Shakespeare and other canonized playwrights, including in March a “festival” spin on the Irish literary heritage. Our underlying aim is to gather a company of actors and an invested following to produce an original drama series set in New Haven, involving multiple characters and scenarios.