It was just a year ago that Fantasy Faire Radio and Seanchai Library (proud sponsors of FFR) engaged in a joint venture in radio drama to spice up the station’s off-Faire season for listeners and Faire fans. That resulted in a radio drama adaptation of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” which was re-broadcast this past weekend. Well, Fantasy Faire Radio is not done with October just yet.
On Sunday, October 27th at 2pm slt/Pacific, FFR and the Library team up again to present Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, in a new adaptation for radio and live performance in seven voices. The 90-minute presentation will take place live at Pixeltrix – home of the creators of the “Octoberville” and “Wicked Winter” interactive experiences. Pixeltrix is a community that enthusiastically celebrates the holidays, and especially the spirit of Halloween.
Da5id Abbot, Corwyn Allen, Shandon Loring, Elrik Merlin, Kayden Oconnell, Caledonia Skytower, and Votarn “VT” Torvalar will come together to present the script, adapted by Skytower and Abbot from Stevenson’s original novella. The performance will be live on stream at Pixeltrix, and simultaneously broadcast on Fantasy Faire Radio. All residents are welcome to be part of the in-world “studio” audience at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Pixeltrix/162/127/21
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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde on Fantasy Faire Radio is sponsored by The Ravenheart Museum of Art, Culture, and Curious Things: displaying among the largest public collections of decorative Libertine Eggs by Alia Baroque and currently featuring the exhibition “A Conspiracy of Ravens.” Visit them at number 5 Siddal Street – on Rosehaven Laudanum.
In a literary career studded with noted and beloved works, such as Treasure Island and Kidnapped, Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson’s all-time bestseller was the novella The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. “Novellas” are generally defined as ‘long short stories, or short novels between 17,500 and 40,000 words in length.” Stevenson’s 1886 work brought reading audiences something unexpected and entirely unique. The novella’s impact is such that it has become a part of the language, with the phrase “Jekyll and Hyde” entering the vernacular to refer to people with an unpredictably dual nature: usually very good, but sometimes shockingly wicked.
Images: Live Broadcast venue on Pixeltrix image by Caledonia Skytower, Poster by Elrik Merlin and Caledonia Skytower with Da5id Abbot.