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Dark Ride Radio Hour 10/14–10/21

YPSILANTI/LIVONIA—After performing to sold-out crowds last year, Roustabout Theatre Troupe has resurrected The Dark Ride Radio Hour  in time for the Halloween season. Featuring four new radio plays by executive director Joseph Zettelmaier, this event is a different kind of October treat for Michigan theatergoers and horror fans alike. Audiences will get to watch these performances, complete with live sound effects, in two locations this year. The Dark Ride will begin October 14 at Bona Sera Restaurant in Ypsilanti, in their lovely-yet-eerie Underground space, at 200 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti 48197. Then on Saturday, October 21, The Dark Ride will rise again at Trinity House Theatre, 38840 W. 6 Mile Rd., Livonia 48152. Both shows start at 8:00 pm.

Tickets are $20 General Admission; $10 for students w/ID. To purchase tickets online, for the Ypsilanti production, visit darkrideypsi.brownpapertickets.com, and for the Livonia production, darkridelivonia.brownpapertickets.com, or call (734) 681-0112.

Directed by Roustabout artistic director Joey Albright, the cast features the talents of Jaclynn Cherry, Chris Korte, Jeannine Thompson, and Meghan VanArsdalen. Live foley effects will be performed by Corrina Van Hamlin and Julia Garlotte. And the shows themselves are…

  • The Monroe County Pumpkin Queen: Competitions at county fairs can get dangerously heated, and Sue has had enough coming home empty-handed. A horror-comedy about science gone mad, petty vengeance, and how to properly care for your plants.
  • Bad Teeth: Etta Mae Bodine, the Canton Cannibal, has been in a maximum security prison for years. A routine dental inspection puts her face-to-face with a grudge-bearing doctor who is about to drill too deep.
  • Dolly: Little Jenny Cole was only 8 years old when she disappeared from her bedroom. She was found 2 years later…and 32 years older. Her psychiatrist is now on a mission to find out what happened to this girl-turned-woman in the mysterious absence, somewhere Jenny calls “The other place.”
  • Apple Bobbers: Good times and clean fun is being had at the Midland First Baptist Church’s Hallelujahween Party. But an innocent game turns deadly when one of the attendees decides to put some old world magic into the mix.


Show Times

  • Oct 14, 2017

    8:00 pm

    Ypsilanti venue

  • Oct 21, 2017

    8:00 pm

    Livonia venue

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