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Alien Voices Collection (manuscript)

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Title: Alien Voices Collection (manuscript)
Author: Nimoy, Leonard and de Lancie, John
Price: $75.00

Alien Voices Collection
by Leonard Nimoy and John de Lancie


"Imagine students on stage, in front of microphones, scripts in hand. Behind them, and all around them, Foley artists are creating wonderful sound effects with glass bottles, celery stalks, flapping umbrellas, you name it! And of course, music—performed live—to accompany the action...Rehearsals can be as short as one week because there are no sets to build, no costumes to sew, and no lights to focus. And best of all, everyone can be included because there are so many talents involved: writing, acting, music, sound effects, audiovisual—it's not just for the group who want to be actors!" —John de Lancie

"They're a treat for the eye and the ear." —Leonard Martin

The Dramatic Publishing Company and Alien Voices,® a multimedia production company created by Star Trek actors Leonard Nimoy and John de Lancie, bring you a series of plays based on science fiction classics, presented in ways that are so unique, your audience will feel as though they're seeing them for the very first time. The Alien Voices® performance style, which features actors, sound effects artists and musicians in full view and interacting simultaneously on stage, has earned unanimous raves from critics and audiences everywhere. Nimoy and de Lancie started their Alien Voices® enterprise by writing, producing and fully dramatizing state-of-the-art audio dramas. These plays require very little rehearsal time and money and can be staged with as many or as few actors as are available to you. The two basic requirements for any of the shows in this series are artists and imagination. You don't need to budget for costumes—the students will agree on a style of everyday dress. You don't have to hire an orchestra or rent music—students will create their own using the play as their guide. And the sound effects for your play will be created on stage by Foley artists who will use materials they have on hand. All of these elements will come together during a performance, and your audience will feel as if they are attending a live show back in the golden age of radio!

This collection includes one reading copy of each manuscript: The Lost World, The First Men in the Moon, The Wright Brothers' First Flight, The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, The Halloween Trilogy (The Cask of the Amontillado, The Mark of the Beast, and the Canterville Ghost), and Journey to the Center of the Earth.

The Lost World
By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Adapted by John de Lancie from the script by Nat Segaloff and John de Lancie. Cast: 4m., 2w., 11m. or w., extras. Challenged by his colleagues to prove his extraordinary claim that prehistoric animals exist and that he has seen them, Professor Challenger leads a harrowing four-man expedition through the remote jungles of South America to settle once and for all the validity of his claim.

The First Men in the Moon
By H.G. Wells. Script by Nat Segaloff and John de Lancie. Cast: 2m., 9m. or w. Upon discovering a way to neutralize gravity, two men travel to the moon in an antigravity machine, where they discover that there are other intelligent life forms in the galaxy. Unfortunately, their all-too-human need to profit makes a poor first impression with this new-found race, landing the explorers, and possibly the entire human race, in dire straits.

The Wright Brothers' First Flight
Script by John de Lancie and Nat Segaloff. Cast: 2m., 4m or w. In 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright made history with their first sustained flight over Kitty Hawk, N.C., in their heavier-than-air contraption nicknamed the Wright Flyer, now recognized as the first airplane. Who were Orville and Wilbur Wright, and what motivated them to attempt such a momentous feat, which guaranteed them a page in American history books forever? This 20-minute show is ideal for schools and competitions where varied cast sizes are preferred.

The Time Machine
By H.G. Wells. Adapted by John de Lancie and Nat Segaloff. Cast: 7m., 2w., extras. A British inventor travels in his time machine to the future, where he finds that the human race has not progressed as expected. He encounters a race of people called Eloi who enjoy a life of "mindless abandon," but, as he soon discovers, that life comes with a price.

The Invisible Man
By H.G. Wells. Adapted by John de Lancie from the script by Nat Segaloff and John de Lancie. Cast: 8m., 4w. A young scientist discovers the ability to make himself invisible, affording him a unique and exciting opportunity to study the people around him. But what will happen when the novelty wears off and the invisibility does not?

The Halloween Trilogy
Scripts by Cecelia Fannan and John de Lancie

* Edgar Allan Poe's The Cask of Amontillado. Cast: 3m., 1w. Driven by his burning desire to avenge his family's suffering and father's death, Montressor tricks his arrogant and boastful archrival into assisting in his own hideous demise.

* Rudyard Kipling's The Mark of the Beast. Cast: 6m. A lack of respect for the spiritual power of the Monkey God exacts a horrible price on a soldier.

* Oscar Wilde's The Canterville Ghost. Cast: 5m., 3w., 1m. or w. Doomed to spend the rest of his life haunting a castle, a ghost's wish is finally granted thanks to a single act of kindness by a child.

Journey to the Center of the Earth
By Jules Verne. Adapted by John de Lancie from the script by Nat Segaloff. Cast: 2m., 6m. or w. Following their discovery of the 16th-century Icelandic alchemist's map detailing his journey to the center of the earth, a professor and his nephew set off to retrace the famed explorer's footsteps and make their mark on history.

Some of the advantages to producing radio plays:

One Simple Set—A radio station—made up mostly of drapes, a control booth (if desired), mikes, and sound effects equipment.

Less Wardrobe—no changes of wardrobe are necessary.

Less Staging—actors simply stand at mikes most of the time.

Less Rehearsal—actors don't memorize lines—they just read them.

Fewer Cast Members—one actor plays many parts.

No Props—only scripts.

Publisher: Dramatic Publishing
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 11110154
Publishing status: Last copy available
Alien Voices Collection (manuscript)