Monday, October 20, 2008

EVENT: Scary stories by M.R. James

Some of you may have attended last year's early November performance by the eerily wonderful Robert Lloyd Parry at One Longfellow Square. Others of you may not have. Which is why you should come this year! Highly recommended as an addition to your Halloween season spooky fun stuff.

WHAT: "Oh, Whistle..." a performance of two M.R. James Ghost Stories
WHEN: Tuesday, October 28th, 2008 at 8:00pm
WHERE: One Longfellow Square, Portland, ME (formerly the Center for Cultural Exchange)
COST: $15
FMI: For more information or to buy tickets, please visit One Longfellow's website at or call (207)761-1757

Over a century after they were first published, the ghost stories of MR James retain their power to terrify and amuse. Following last year’s one man show A Pleasing Terror… R.M. Lloyd Parry returns to Portland to bring two more of James’ classic spine-chillers back to life.

Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come to You, My Lad – a tale of nocturnal horror on the Suffolk coast – is considered by many to be author’s masterpiece. It is beautifully complemented here by The Ash Tree, a story of witchcraft and vengeance down the generations.

As the Nunkie Theatre Company says, "Since December 2005 Robert has been performing two one man shows based on the stories of M R James, the greatest writer of supernatural tales in English. His uncanny resemblance to the author has been noted with a shudder by more than one enthusiastic audience member."

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