L.A. theater troupe Captured Aural Phantasy wipes the dust off vintage comic books for live readings done in the style of old-school radio dramas. Over the years, it has taken audiences on superhero adventures and journeyed into the infamous comic book Senate hearings of 1954. When the group's fall season premieres tonight at El Cid, it will exhume another artifact of 20th-century pop culture — the horror radio show. For these shows, the troupe is collaborating with Famous Monsters of Filmland to bring radio scripts to the stage. The renowned monster magazine will provide the stories for this team of actors, starting with Escape, a show that originally featured the spooky and beloved voice of Vincent Price. It's a new venture for the group, but one for which its skills are well suited. And CAP isn't abandoning the comic books: Tonight's performance will include a couple comic book stories, as well as live music. El Cid, 4212 Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake; Sun., Sept. 7, 7:30 p.m.; $10. capturedauralphantasy.com.
Sun., Sept. 7, 8:30 p.m., 2014
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