Lights Out in the Hermit's Cave

Critics

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Reviews: 3

Audience

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Reviews: 3

From the airwaves of the 1930s & 40s to the stage, we present Lights Out in the Hermit's Cave. This is a live double feature performance of radio plays from two classic radio horror shows.

From The Hermit's Cave we present “The House on Lost Man's Bluff.” It's the story of three travellers, Nan, Charly and Denton, who are forced to take shelter in a mysterious isolated house. It's just for a night, so why is Denton acting so strange? And what about that maniacal laughter?

From Lights Out we present “Valse Triste.” Dolly and Laura are two city girls on a camping trip. They meet John Boyd, a “gentle man” who aims to decide their fate by chance and the flip of a coin.

There will be live Foley, old timey commercials, and horror trivia. Join us for an evening of vintage thrills and chills!

Reviews

Don't let the funny bits fool you, this is an absolutely spooky piece of theater. So well done, so spine-tingling -- for real! Ghost stories in the dark, live foley, perfect acting, and spot-on directing -- what a great night of theater. And prizes! This was just an all-around wonderful show. Bravo, Angela Acuna & crew!

sweet - blue night perilous night


Pure joy and whimsical fun from start to finish! This piece bills itself as “an evening of vintage thrills and chills.” It delivers.

sweet - Mike & Russell - My Haunt Life - ...read full review


This show is really cool and it's everything a Fringe show should be. It's a special, intimate theater experience that is customized to the space and crafted with attention to detail for the audience. The actors give great performances as they move around the room, giving the effect of immersive surround sound. There's so much creativity and fun in this show, everyone should check it out.

sweet - Steve Chang


Fringe sets a challenge for innovation, and this production is a perfect example of what can be accomplished if you just decide you can do anything. It's a fun and rather charming, but it takes the scary part seriously too. It's not at all camp, which I absolutely loved. There's enough cabaret at the Fringe, it's wonderful when we can see something timeless and a bit iconic like this. Bravo for giving it a try I say, especially when it's as successful at this wonderful production is. This would fit brilliantly into anyone's Fringe schedule…

sweet - Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros - NoHo Arts District - ...read full review


The foley, spot on radio announcer voice, & live music all work well to capture the feel of the old radio shows. There's a great horrific twist at the end of the second story that I didn't see coming! It's also interesting from a historical perspective how both of these stories have an underlying unease about the power imbalance in a highly patriarchal society. What happens when the father figure/husband that one is supposed to defer to behaves in way that is mentally unhinged and dangerous? The “theater” is somewhat limited in terms of what they can do in terms of the lighting. They do what they can with what they have at their disposal, but a proper black box theater's lighting would add more to the atmosphere. If you enjoy old time radio shows with a horror bent, like Light's Out, The Hermit's Cave, etc. this play does a great job of bringing a couple of those old stories to life.

sweet - David Lucarelli


...this is a fun, small production that brings life the feeling of sitting in a radio studio of yesteryear.  There are a few hiccups along the way, but they are easy enough to fix and my quibbles are far outweighed by the strength of the cast.  Fans of modern radio podcasts like The Thrilling Adventure Hour, the more well-known radio plays of the past, or those who just want to see some solid performances should give this a look.

sweet - Shannon McGrew - Nightmarish Conjurings - ...read full review


Pure joy and whimsical fun from start to finish! This piece bills itself as “an evening of vintage thrills and chills.” It delivers.

sweet - Mike & Russell - My Haunt Life - ...read full review


Fringe sets a challenge for innovation, and this production is a perfect example of what can be accomplished if you just decide you can do anything. It's a fun and rather charming, but it takes the scary part seriously too. It's not at all camp, which I absolutely loved. There's enough cabaret at the Fringe, it's wonderful when we can see something timeless and a bit iconic like this. Bravo for giving it a try I say, especially when it's as successful at this wonderful production is. This would fit brilliantly into anyone's Fringe schedule…

sweet - Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros - NoHo Arts District - ...read full review


...this is a fun, small production that brings life the feeling of sitting in a radio studio of yesteryear.  There are a few hiccups along the way, but they are easy enough to fix and my quibbles are far outweighed by the strength of the cast.  Fans of modern radio podcasts like The Thrilling Adventure Hour, the more well-known radio plays of the past, or those who just want to see some solid performances should give this a look.

sweet - Shannon McGrew - Nightmarish Conjurings - ...read full review


Don't let the funny bits fool you, this is an absolutely spooky piece of theater. So well done, so spine-tingling -- for real! Ghost stories in the dark, live foley, perfect acting, and spot-on directing -- what a great night of theater. And prizes! This was just an all-around wonderful show. Bravo, Angela Acuna & crew!

sweet - blue night perilous night


This show is really cool and it's everything a Fringe show should be. It's a special, intimate theater experience that is customized to the space and crafted with attention to detail for the audience. The actors give great performances as they move around the room, giving the effect of immersive surround sound. There's so much creativity and fun in this show, everyone should check it out.

sweet - Steve Chang


The foley, spot on radio announcer voice, & live music all work well to capture the feel of the old radio shows. There's a great horrific twist at the end of the second story that I didn't see coming! It's also interesting from a historical perspective how both of these stories have an underlying unease about the power imbalance in a highly patriarchal society. What happens when the father figure/husband that one is supposed to defer to behaves in way that is mentally unhinged and dangerous? The “theater” is somewhat limited in terms of what they can do in terms of the lighting. They do what they can with what they have at their disposal, but a proper black box theater's lighting would add more to the atmosphere. If you enjoy old time radio shows with a horror bent, like Light's Out, The Hermit's Cave, etc. this play does a great job of bringing a couple of those old stories to life.

sweet - David Lucarelli