Lake Zurich High theater presents fall radio plays

Submitted by Cassidy Kalamaras
Updated 10/26/2020 2:07 PM

The radio plays "Dracula" by Elizabeth Salazar and "The Twisted Tales of Poe" by Philip Grecian are two classic tales for the Halloween season.

"Dracula" is adapted from the classic by Bram Stoker and follows the infamous vampire Count Dracula as he sets his sights on England to find new victims to prey upon, but Professor Abra Van Helsing, Mina Murray and their stalwart friends are determined to stop him before it's too late.


"The Twisted Tales of Poe" is a reimagination of four classic Edgar Allan Poe stories: "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Cask of Amontillado," "The Raven," and "The Black Cat."

The play follows the stories of four people sentenced to death at the Leverett Street Jail and their criminal deeds.

Due to the pandemic, the process for staging these plays has been unlike any production that Lake Zurich High School has performed before.

Auditions and rehearsals have been held online in order to follow school and state guidelines.

"The Twisted Tales of Poe" will stream at 7 p.m. Oct. 29 and "Dracula" will stream at 7 p.m. Oct. 30, followed by a double feature on Halloween night at 8 p.m. The shows can be viewed for free at

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