DECEMBER 6 - 22

THE PLAY

A holiday show with BSB's signature tone: poignant, humorous and unexpectedly unsettling. This fun-filled holiday bill of short stories and one acts that mixes classic scary with holiday nostalgic. The headliner for this feast is Rod Serling's timless cautionary tale: The Monsters are Due on Maple Street.

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Opening Narration from the March 4, 1960 telecast: "Maple Street, U.S.A., late summer. A tree-lined little world of front porch gliders, barbecues, the laughter of children, and the bell of an ice cream vendor. At the sound of the roar and the flash of light, it will be precisely 6:43 P.M. on Maple Street...This is Maple Street on a late Saturday afternoon. Maple Street in the last calm and reflective moment - before the monsters came."

MEDIA

STREET CORNER STORIES

by Rod Serling, Kurt Vonnegut, Moira Mangiamelli, Scott Kurz

DECEMBER 6 - 22

TBA

 
 
 

CRITICAL ACCLAIM

"Rod Serling took the frustration he felt at the hands of censors unwilling to let him deal with social issues the way he wanted to in sponsor-driven TV drama, and he threaded them through what was perceived as lower-brow genre television. In doing so, he elevated the form, using science fiction to comment on our present as much as provide visions of our future. And he grounded television as a writer’s form."

Brian Tallerico, rogerebert.com