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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Time Machine a RadioTheatre production at the Centenary Stage Company


2010 Drama Desk Nominee H.G. Wells The Time Machine, performed by RADIOTHEATRE, makes its way to the Centenary Stage Company for a limited engagement, November 3rd through November 6th, 2011, in the Edith Bolte Kutz Black Box Theater at the David and Carol Lackland Center. One of the greatest science fiction stories ever written, The Time Machine is told in a unique, creative, exciting and theatrical way in this production by RadioTheatre.  Variety Magazine hailed the production as “A sound extravaganza,” and Time Out NY Magazine called the piece, “spooky, shocking, horrific!”  By combining a unique presentation with unnerving sound effects, symphonic background music, lighting, and dramatic tension, RadioTheatre brings a modern innovative piece of work to contemporary audiences, while also celebrating the genre of audio drama which inspired the production. 

Frank Zilinyi
The RadioTheatre production of The Time Machine is directed, written, and sound-designed by Dan Bianchi, who has spent over 35 years in theater, film, and fine arts. Bianchi’s awards include being a 3-time Best Director in the Off-Broadway circuit, The Billy Rose Musical Theater Awards, ASCAP Musical Theater Award, National Endowment Grant, The MacDowell Fellowship, The Beckett Prize, and The National Writers Guild Screenwriting Award.  He has founded four international theater companies, written and directed over 60 plays and musicals, and directed 7 motion pictures with members of the Royal Shakespeare Company.  Bianchi is a Visual Fine Artist as well,  who has exhibited his works at MOMA, NYC and MOMA Australia.

Bianchi founded RADIOTHEATRE in 2004 and has since produced over 40 live shows and 240 performances at New York City venues.   He has been nominated for a 2010 Drama Desk Award and has won 2 NY Innovative Theater awards for Best Sound and Best Music. 

The cast of The Time Machine features Frank Zilinyi and Kate Siepert.   Returning for his 35th show with Radiotheatre, sound engineer Wes Shippee is a Drama Desk-nominated sound designer, audio engineer, and musician.  His notable projects include the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and multiple New York Innovative Theatre Awards during his four years  with RADIOTHEATRE.

Now in its 7th season, the RadioTheatre company combines the artistry created during the Golden years of Radio with Story Telling. Using great voices, music and sound effects, as well as the individual imaginations of its audiences, the company calls up the primary ingredients to provide a memorable, live, theatrical experience.   With 21st Century touches, such as cinematic scripts, fully scored orchestral sound tracks , a plethora of aural effects and, a few visuals effects as well, the company creates a unique production with a non-traditional, modern, innovative stage presentation.

The Time Machine will open Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 at 7:30pm at CSC, with performances on Friday, November 4th at 8pm, Saturday, November 5th at 8pm, and Sunday, November 6th at 2pm. Ticket prices range from $20-$25 with discounts for seniors and students.  Thursday evenings are “family night” at CSC, with a two-for-one “rush” ticket price, available at the door on the night of performance.    Tickets may be purchased  online at www.centenarystageco.org, by phone at 908-979-0900, or at the CSC Box Office at the David and Carol Lackland Center, located at 715 Grand Ave in Hackettstown. The box office is open 1-5 Monday through Friday, and two hours prior to each performance.  

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