The trio behind the Mysterious Old Radio Listening Society (MORLS) Joshua English Scrimshaw, Eric Webster, and Tim Uren are bringing a special program to The Open Eye theatre in Minneapolis this week. Rattus Rattus is a Two Act show will consist of Act I “The Rats in the Walls” in which Tim Uren performs his acclaimed one-man show adaptation of the 1924 H.P. Lovecraft short story. Act II will be the trio in a brand new stage adaptation of the classic radio play and a personal favorite of mine “Three Skeleton Key”. I’m in love with this group, I’ve started getting into their podcasts as well which I highly recommend.
I have not seen, read, or listened to any version of “the Rats in the Walls” but it played to sold out houses at the 2006 and 2016 Minnesota Fringe Festivals so I’m excited for this experience. Three Skeleton Key is a classic radio horror story that I first heard in a college course. I have since listened to the recording via tapes and downloads and even got the chance in 2020 to hear see the MORLS perform it live at the Park Square Theatre. This I’m told, will be a new experience. There will be new scripts in from of Joshua, Eric, and Tim they will be performing the adaption as a play, with minimal set and props. If you’ve never heard “Three Skeleton Key” it’s a very creeping and suspenseful yarn.
Unlike their monthly Park Square gigs, where they do live performances of old radio scripts in the style of a radio show creating all of the sound effects and music in front of the audience, Rattus Rattus will be performed multiple times over the next two weeks.
Performing at Open Eye Theatre
506 East 24th Street, Minneapolis, MN
Friday June 10th
Saturday June 11th
Thursday June 16th
Friday June 17th
Saturday June 18th
Sunday, June 12
For more information and to purchase tickets for Rattus Rattus go to http://ghoulishdelights.com/. You’ll find additional information there on another rat themed performance Reverend Matt’s Monster Science presents “Rat Kings”.