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Price in Purgatory: A Live Radio Play

What makes a man? What makes a showman? What makes a soul? Vincent Price is about to find out in this new radio play by Drew Pisarra.

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Price in Purgatory: A Live Radio Play
Price in Purgatory: A Live Radio Play

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Nov 05, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

53 Above, 318 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019, USA

About the event

Upon his passing in 1993, horror film actor, Vincent Price, entered the place he had represented extensively on film … HELL. Because he played so many evil creatures, it was decided he should sojourn in the fiery pits BUT the Mormons — because of his brilliant portrayal of Joseph Smith in the biopic Brigham Young — petitioned for a reprieve. Heaven and Hell decided they would give Mr. Price a spirit guide who looked remarkably like a younger version of himself. Once paired up, the two men navigate the seven sins as outlined in Dante’s Purgatorio; philosophical waxing and slapstick sound effects ensue. Price is forced to look back at a life and a career which have become inextricably intertwined. What makes a man? What makes a showman? What makes a soul? Vincent Price is about to find out in this new radio play by Drew Pisarra. 

The cast features Jmar Reid and Mike Pinney as the two Vincents in this radio-play-live-on-stage directed by Douglas Wagner. God will be played by a special guest star. Because who is God? You never know until you get there. [This project is made possible in part with funds from Creative Engagement, a regrant program supported by The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) in partnership with the City Council and administered by LMCC. LMCC serves, connects, and makes space for artists and community.]

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