The Town & Gown performance of H.P. Lovecraft’s The Call of Cthulhu was based on the radio play by the Atlanta Radio Theatre Company. I’ve never heard the radio play and I’m not sure how many of the audience had, but that regardless, the show was sold out. One of the house managers had to come on stage and ask for those with an empty seat next to them to raise their hands. Thankfully, my gut foresaw this and I made sure we had our tickets and sat down immediately, in quite possibly the best seats. As for the show, we all enjoyed it and had our favorites. I personally loved the actor playing Henry Wilcox, the sculptor. His performance was mesmerizing. Some characters were forgettable, like Inspector Legrasse, because the actor needed to speak up, but overall the show was great.
I’ve grown fond of the Town & Gown over the past year. This is the fourth show I’ve attended and I’ve even made an appearance as an usher. Local playhouses, like independent bookstores, are the heart of a community. I’m looking forward to what they tackle next!