Despite the many challenges posed, our High Plains arts community has certainly NOT shut down during the pandemic. This weekend, West Texas A&M University's Departmetn of Theatre has a treat for vintage radio lovers across the region. Don't miss their latest performance of a three-act throwdown, Vintage Hitchcock: A Radio Play. It's available streaming online, so all HPPR listeners can enjoy the nostalgia and suspense. Today, I spoke with Anna Holmes, one of the actors in the play. She shared some of her experiences on the set (including morphing into a chimp at a safe distance from the rest of the cast). Hear our full interview on the link below. Click here for tickets and information. If you have questions, you can also contact the box office at 806-651-2804 (open Monday - Friday from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. CT).
More about the play: This is the formidable Hitchcock of an older vintage before he came to America, before he met Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman and Grace Kelly, working full power even before the days of talking pictures. Opening up new realms of suspense, this is the Hitchcock of the 1920’s and ’30’s—a familiar figure in many respects, but also one with qualities that will surprise as well as please those who haven’t gone back far enough in time to get acquainted with Hitchcock as he was in the process of becoming the master of suspense, thrillers, romance…with haunting amusement and wit.
This production is a triple feature, complete with vintage commercials, that recreates a daring train chase, a serial killer’s ominous presence, and a devastating explosion through the magic of live sound effects and musical underscoring. This spooky, exciting piece is perfect for an evening of theatre! This performance is complete with vintage commercials, and it recreates a daring train chase, a serial killer's ominous presence, and a devastating explosion through the magic of live sound effects and musical underscoring.