Rod Serling's Stories from the Zone

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Rod Serling's Stories from the Zone consists of stage adaptations of two classic episodes of his best-loved TV series. Mr. Garrity and the Graves: In the Old West circa 1890, a man and his wagon find their way into the town of Happiness, Arizona. The man, Garrity, claims to have the ability to resurrect the dead. Some of the townspeople figure that resurrecting the folks planted on Boot Hill might not be the best idea. Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?: Passengers of a snow-bound bus originally bound for Boston are stranded at a roadside diner. There's a growing realization that one of their number might actually be an invader from Mars. Written by Rod Serling. Adapted by Jeff G. Rack. Directed by Jeff G. Rack and Charlie Mount.

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These two stories, written by Rod Serling and adapted for the stage by Jeff G. Rack, are short pieces that fall between fantasy and science fiction with a narrative that is in line to a O. Henry scenario, complete with a surprising climax!

sweet - Rich Borowy - Accessibly Live Off-Line - ...read full review


Carol Kaufman Segal

The cast, each performing a role in both plays..., all giving splendid characterizations with their performances.

sweet - Carol Kaufman Segal - Carol's Culture Corner - ...read full review


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Adapted and co-directed by the talented Jeff G. Rack, ROD SERLING'S STORIES FROM THE ZONE captures the naively wonderful world of Serling to a tee.

sweet - Elaine Mura - LA Splash - ...read full review


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Jeff G. Rack, who plays Serling, does an excellent job in both narrating and adapting the classic stories for the next era of Twilight Zone fans. He stayed very close to the original stories, both written by Serling, while adding his own personal touch. He and director Charlie Mount do an excellent job in executing Mr. Serling's vision for the present time. The show was excellent from start to finish.

sweet - Mary Montoro - All About the Stage - ...read full review


Shari Barrett

The cast of Rod Serling'S STORIES FROM THE ZONE includes Mark Bate, John W. Combs, Yancey Dunham, Henry Herman, Richard Large, Meghan Lloyd, Brianna Parcel, Brian Pope, Jeff G. Rack, Philip Sokoloff, Toni Trenton and Jeffrey Winner, all of whom deliver great character performances in both episodes, beautifully dressed to period perfection by Shon LeBlanc, owner of The Costume House in NoHo. Two episodes are presented: "Mr. Garrity and the Graves" originally aired on 5/8/64 near the end of the show's run, set in the Old West circa 1890. "Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?" first aired on 5/26/61 during the show's second season and remains one of the series most popular episodes due to its premise that aliens from other planets were in fact living among us, disguised as humans while planning their invasion. Special kudos go to Jeffrey Winner and Philip Sokoloff for keeping us guessing who is the alien as they blame each other, while we wait for the truth to be revealed.

sweet - Shari Barrett - Broadway World - ...read full review


Paul Myrvold - Theatre Notes

The play is mordantly funny and of course has a kicker at the end.

sweet - Paul Myrvold - Theatre Notes - ...read full review


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These two stories, written by Rod Serling and adapted for the stage by Jeff G. Rack, are short pieces that fall between fantasy and science fiction with a narrative that is in line to a O. Henry scenario, complete with a surprising climax!

sweet - Rich Borowy - Accessibly Live Off-Line - ...read full review


Carol Kaufman Segal

The cast, each performing a role in both plays..., all giving splendid characterizations with their performances.

sweet - Carol Kaufman Segal - Carol's Culture Corner - ...read full review


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Adapted and co-directed by the talented Jeff G. Rack, ROD SERLING'S STORIES FROM THE ZONE captures the naively wonderful world of Serling to a tee.

sweet - Elaine Mura - LA Splash - ...read full review


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Jeff G. Rack, who plays Serling, does an excellent job in both narrating and adapting the classic stories for the next era of Twilight Zone fans. He stayed very close to the original stories, both written by Serling, while adding his own personal touch. He and director Charlie Mount do an excellent job in executing Mr. Serling's vision for the present time. The show was excellent from start to finish.

sweet - Mary Montoro - All About the Stage - ...read full review


Shari Barrett

The cast of Rod Serling'S STORIES FROM THE ZONE includes Mark Bate, John W. Combs, Yancey Dunham, Henry Herman, Richard Large, Meghan Lloyd, Brianna Parcel, Brian Pope, Jeff G. Rack, Philip Sokoloff, Toni Trenton and Jeffrey Winner, all of whom deliver great character performances in both episodes, beautifully dressed to period perfection by Shon LeBlanc, owner of The Costume House in NoHo. Two episodes are presented: "Mr. Garrity and the Graves" originally aired on 5/8/64 near the end of the show's run, set in the Old West circa 1890. "Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?" first aired on 5/26/61 during the show's second season and remains one of the series most popular episodes due to its premise that aliens from other planets were in fact living among us, disguised as humans while planning their invasion. Special kudos go to Jeffrey Winner and Philip Sokoloff for keeping us guessing who is the alien as they blame each other, while we wait for the truth to be revealed.

sweet - Shari Barrett - Broadway World - ...read full review


Paul Myrvold - Theatre Notes

The play is mordantly funny and of course has a kicker at the end.

sweet - Paul Myrvold - Theatre Notes - ...read full review