The Unraveling (2010)
- By Verderber
Back in 2004, rumors swirled about Zero Untitled’s radio play. Unfortunately, the show never quite got on the air, but now in 2010, we’re all systems go. “The Unraveling” is a 1920’s styled murder-mystery in the form of a radio play – think “War of the Worlds” or “The Shadow.” The performance will basically be portrayed seriously, but due to the corny nature of the dialogue, it comes across as funny. A comedic slideshow will accompany.
More than likely, a series of live performances will be in order instead of the traditional radio airing. “The Unraveling” is an episodic trilogy; the episodes are: “The Rising”, “Things Thicken” and the finale “Surfacing.”
Performance dates were October 20-21 at 7:30 pm.
written by Michael Verderber
directed by Luis Zaragosa
score and sound effects by Jacob Elizalde
slideshow by Zach Houston & Luis Zaragosa
Rehearsal pics of “The Unraveling” – (L-R) Pineda, Enriquez, N. Zaragosa, Gutierrez, N. Learned, Romike, Orozco, Guzman, E. Learned
Announcer – Dustin Romike
Narrator – David Gutierrez
William Tripp – Nicholas Kirk Learned
Theodore Fredericks – Miguel “Cosmo” Venejas
Rand – Dustin Romike
Cab Driver – Katy Orozco
Peterson – Allan Guzman
Samantha Altuck – Katy Orozco
Lacy – Erica Enriquez
Sharon Fredericks – Erica Learned
Jerome – Isaac Pineda
Krenek – Nicholas Zaragosa
Police Officer #1 – Allan Guzman
Police Officer #2 – Dustin Romike
Here’s what the audience thought:
“I thought the play was hilarious! It was the very first voice acting play I have ever been to and I liked this style of the play more so than conventional set, lights, and props.” – Zeke A.
“I enjoyed every minute of it. The powerpoint presentation and sound effects gave a way to letting your imagination take over.” – Sofie G.
“I look forward to seeing more of [the director, Luis Zaragosa]’s work in the future.” – Elizabeth C.