WildClaw Theatre, which describes itself as “Chicago’s horror-centric theater company,” presents Deathscribe: Ten Minutes of Terror Radio Play Festival, Mon 10/6, 8 PM, at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport. The event features five short plays performed by local actors and sound-effects artists in the style of old-time radio shows like Lights Out and Inner Sanctum Mysteries.
The Deathscribe roster includes A Crying Shame by Doug Lamoreux, directed by Adam Kozlowski; The Friend by Jenn Udoni, directed by Jeff Christian; Transmission Unknown by Charles M. Kline, directed by Lindsay Porter; Dark and Stormy by Albert Gerber, directed by Don Hall; and Career Day by Chris Hainsworth, directed by Tom Mula. A panel of judges will be on hand to choose the best of the fest.
Founded by British writer-director Charley Sherman, WildClaw specializes in stage versions of classic horror literature. The troupe debuted last season with Sherman’s adaptation The Great God Pan, a Victorian thriller by Arthur Machen; their next full production, Sherman’s rendition of H.P. Lovecraft’s Dreams in the Witch House, runs 11/16-12/21.