Every year, the Mission's beloved Dark Room puts on a live Twilight Zone festival. They take 10 of their favorite episodes from a given season (season 9 this year), put a spin on 'em, and "air" two episodes each weekend. Best of all, one of this weekend's episodes is being directed by one of our favorite human beings, the funny and talented Rhiannon Charisse.
Rhiannon fills us in on what you can expect from the festival and what's up for this weekend:
Each weekend there's a brand new Rod Serling, live "commercials" and two new directors come in with their own stage adaptations of Twilight Zone episodes, sometimes funny, sometimes super serious, sometimes they update them to be set today, or back in the old west, or played by the cast of Seinfeld. It's a great way to see shows directed by people that don't always direct, or are new to this, or are really good and just doing a fun short project.
This weekend's episodes are "Nick Of Time" (a classic Shatner episode) directed by Peter Illes and "From Agnes with Love" (originally directed by Richard Donner and starring Wally Cox, better known as Underdog) directed by me. Doors at 7:30, show at 8. The show's short, you'll be out of there by 9:30, plenty of time to get your drink on and still have supported live theater in your neighborhood. Tickets are $20, which I know is a lot, but, again, supporting live theater in your neighborhood.
Support local theater! (And you can get more info and buy tickets from The Dark Room's site.)