Star Trek: Enterprise's John Billingsley Takes On Poe In New Audio Drama
We are big fans of Edgar Allan Poe and we especially love it when Star Trek cast members take on projects that involve the master of the Macabre. Most recently we reported on Jeffrey Combs playing Poe in a one man show called "Nevermore: An Evening With Edgar Allan Poe". It appears though that Jeffrey is not the only Trek star to dabble in the macabre. Our lovable Dr. Phlox from Enterprise has recorded an audio drama based around the Poe short story "The Fall of the House of Usher". Joining John Billingsley in the audio drama cast are; Kevin Sorbo (Hercules, Andromeda), Jim O'Rear (The Dead Matter, Day Of The Dead), and Bonnie Friedericy (Chuck).
This audio adaptation stays true to Poe's original vision with only minor changes in dialogue. The script consists of four speaking roles: Roderick Usher (O'Rear), Madeline Usher (Friedericy), the family Doctor (Billingsley) and the Narrator (Sorbo), who is an un-named childhood friend of Roderick. The Audio Drama has the same feel and style of the classic Old Time Radio shows.
A portion of the proceeds from "The Fall Of The House Of Usher" are being donated to "A World Fit For Kids," the leading nonprofit provider of after-school physical activity and youth development programs for children and teens.
Macabre Mansion Presents "The Fall Of The House Of Usher" is available now on audio compact disc for a retail price of $14.95 and includes two bonus commentary tracks featuring Kevin Sorbo and Jim O'Rear. You can get your copy here from createspace.com
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