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King University to Present “A Twin City Radio Theatre Valentine” Feb. 14-16

BRISTOL, Tenn., Jan. 26, 2018 – King University’s Theatre Department invites you to bring your valentine to the Fine Arts Theatre on King’s Bristol campus for a special treat, “A Twin City Radio Theatre Valentine.” There are three performances from which to choose - Feb 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m. or a special event on Feb 16.

Friday, Feb. 16, King invites the community to a special dinner then the play. King’s Theatre and Office of Alumni Relations will present “A Valentine’s Celebration” with dinner beginning at 6 p.m. followed by the Twin City Radio Theatre double-feature production.

Each evening will begin with the suspense comedy “Haunt Me A House,” which was originally broadcast in 1947 on NBC's Grand Marquee. “Haunt Me a House” tells of the misadventures of a real estate agent and his wife attempting to sell a house—that may or may not be ghost-infested. “A Twin City Radio Theatre Valentine” double-feature concludes with one of Edgar Allen Poe's most popular stories: “The Black Cat,” which was first published in August of 1843 in the Saturday Evening Post. Adapted many times for radio and film, The Twin City Radio Theatre Troupe chose the radio adaptation from the NBC series featuring Peter Lorre, “Mystery in the Air.” “The Black Cat” first aired on Thursday, Sept. 18, 1947.

The cast includes Nick Brassell, a senior at Tennessee High School, Joey Stanley, a student at Virginia Highlands Community College, King University alumnus Andrew Woods (’15), and King students Alex Campbell (’18), Isabella Hook (’21), Austin Puckett (’18), Brittanie Rose (’21), and Abby Toney (’21). King Freshman Makailah Shell will serve as the stage manager for both plays.

“We are only a few weeks away from the opening of ‘A Twin City Radio Theatre Valentine,’ a double-feature, live performance of classic old time radio dramas,” said Christopher Slaughter, associate professor and chair of King’s Theatre Department.

“We are excited to celebrate Valentine’s Day and the spirit of what the King community is about…loving one another. Partaking dinner and enjoying talent from both King and the local community combines for a perfect evening,” said Dana McMurray, director of Alumni Relations.

Tickets for the Feb. 14-15 performances of “Haunt Me A House” and “The Black Cat” are $5 general admission and free for King students, faculty, and staff with a King University ID. Tickets will be available at the door one hour before each performance. For more information, call Chris Slaughter at 423.652.4800.

Tickets for the Feb. 16 Valentine’s Celebration Dinner are $20 per person. The cost for King students, faculty, and staff is $15 per person. Reservations are required. RSVP no later than Feb. 7 by emailing or calling 423.652.4864.

For additional information about the play, contact Christopher Slaughter at 423.652.4800.


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