Production is underway for our Pulp-Pourri Theatre series (and S4) finale, "The Bird and the Snake", a hard-hitting cop drama set in Chicago, in the late 50s. I wanted this episode to have special music to reflect the changing times and the excitement of the era. Noir movies of that time had jazzy, hard-hitting, gritty, moving themes with avant-garde, abstract, animated titles. I wanted music like that, so I turned to Katharine Seaton, a very talented composer from England, and asked her what she could do for me. Well, she came back with this, and I was blown away. I think you will be, too, and like me, you'll be able to see the abstract animation of a film's opening credits running through your head as this fantastic piece plays out.
"The Bird and the Snake" will feature a special introduction from Rhiannon McAfee of the "Rex Rivetter, Private Eye" audio drama podcast series, plus excellent performances from the Narada Radio Company troupe. We plan to release it before the end of February, so watch for that and keep your fingers crossed!
Find more of Katie Seaton's music here: https://soundcloud.com/katie-seaton-565873597
Here is our penultimate episode of Pulp-Pourri Theatre: "The Cask of Amontillado", by Edgar Allan Poe, followed by the poems "Annabel Lee" and "The Raven". Adapted, produced and directed by Pete Lutz.
Today's release date, 1/29/18, is the 173rd anniversary of the original publication date of "The Raven". It also happens to be my 55th birthday. :-) If you want to give me the perfect gift, please listen and enjoy, and share with your friends!
CAST OF "THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO":
MONTRESOR: Jason D. Johnson
FORTUNATO: Pete Lutz
INTRODUCED BY: Ele Matelan of Wildclaw Theater, Chicago, Illinois
Music sourced from 16th & 17th Century Italian compositions
"ANNABEL LEE" recited by Jackie Ayers
"THE RAVEN" recited by Pete Lutz
MUSIC FOR POEMS BY: Tom Rory Parsons
ANNOUNCERS: Lisa Ayala, Gareth Severn
PULP-POURRI THEATRE THEME: Rich Wentworth
OPENING ANNOUNCER: Gene Lutz, Rich Wentworth
Our final episode will be "The Bird and the Snake", adapted from a story by Clem Hanlon. Music specially composed for this episode by Katherine Seaton. Don't miss it -- coming soon!
Welcome to our 2nd of two teasers for Episode 9 of Season 4 of Pulp-Pourri Theatre's fourth and final season! The Raven is perhaps the most famous poem by Edgar Allan Poe, and one of the most famous in poetry history. It's the tale of a lost soul desperately trying to forget his lost love, while at the same time trying to deal with a recalcitrant raven who just so happens to drop by. Coincidence? We hardly think so. But we do hope you enjoy it!
THE RAVEN by Edgar Allan Poe was first published in January 1845. This reading is by Pete Lutz, and music was specially composed and performed by Tom Rory Parsons.
Episode 9, Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado", will be launched no later than January 29th, 2018, the 173rd anniversary of The Raven's original publishing date.
Here's one of two teasers for Episode 9 of Pulp-Pourri Theatre's fourth and final season: Edgar Allan Poe's classic poem "Annabel Lee", recited by Narada Radio Company member Jackie Ayers, with music specially composed for this piece by Tom Rory Parsons. Enjoy!
Episode 9 is Poe's short story, "The Cask of Amontillado", featuring the voices of Jason D. Johnson as the narrator/protagonist, Montresor, and Pete Lutz as the fat, foolish, unfortunate Fortunato.
Our next teaser will be Poe's dark classic, "The Raven", also with music by Mr. Tom. Don't miss it!