Pegasus Theatre

 Death Express!

Written by Kurt Kleinmann  

Presented in RadioVizion™

Adapted for RadioVizion™ by John Harvey
Directed by Raymond Banda


March 14 – 23, 2019


Presented at Bath House Cultural Center in Dallas, 521 E. Lawther Drive, 75218.

 

It’s “All Aboard!” for murder as DEATH EXPRESS! by Kurt Kleinmann takes place on the Trans-Continental Express from Los Angeles to New York. Inept but endearing detective Harry Hunsacker and his paid-by-the-hour friend and assistant, Nigel Grouse (along with Lt. Foster of the real police) find themselves trapped on a train headed for murder! Who is the vicious killer determined to slay everyone on board the train? Could it be the Conductor? What about the European starlet, Valentina Benet? Perhaps the murder-mystery novelist is trying out crimes for her new book? And who is the mysterious Mr. Wainwright? Murder and mayhem abound in this delightful tribute to old black-and-white movies.

 

RadioVizion™ is an alternative technique devised by Pegasus Theatre for the presentation of the Living Black & White™ series of Harry Hunsacker adventures. RadioVizion™ does not employ the trade-secret makeup but instead focuses on evoking the experience and glamour of being in a live radio studio of the 1930’s and 1940’s. Live sound effects, actors at period style live microphones, and costumes suggestive of the era complete the effect.

 

In addition to serving as the director, Raymond Banda, will play Lt. Foster (a role he played for 10 years with Pegasus Theatre) with Ben Bryant as Nigel Grouse, and Scott Nixon as Harry Hunsacker. The remainder of the cast is as follows: Tricia Romo as Iris Henderson, Isabelle Culpepper as Valentina Benet, Christian Schmoker as The Conductor, Robert Long as Josephus, Alex Moore as Myrtle Ann, Charles E. Moore as P.B. Caldicott, Brian Hoffman as B.G. Charters, and Michael Speck as Mr. Wainwright.

 

Performances:

Thursday, March 14... 8pm---$20

Friday, March 15......... 8pm---$20

Saturday, March 16.... 8pm---$20

 

Thursday, March 21... 8pm---$20

Friday, March 22......... 8pm---$20

Saturday, March 23.... 8pm---$20

 

Student, Senior, S.T.A.G.E., children discounted tickets---$10.

 

Tickets may be purchased at the door on the night of the show or in advance through the Pegasus Theatre website at www.pegasustheatre.org. From the home page select “Click here for tickets.”

 

 

 

Kurt Kleinmann
Artistic Director