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Live Poe for Halloween!

Husson University performs “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” on WHSN radio

Keeping a tradition alive, Husson University’s New England School of Communications once again presents its annual Halloween “Tales of Mystery and Imagination” live radio drama performance from the school’s Gracie Theater, Thursday, starting at 7:30.

This year it is presenting Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” often considered the first detective story.

Students and local citizens will act and provide effects. A live studio audience will be on hand. The production will be aired live on the school’s WHSN(FM).

New England School of Communications Director of Entertainment Production Ken Stack said, “Our broadcast brings our students, our audience and WHSN listeners back to the days when radio brought culture into the homes of millions of Americans who otherwise might not have had exposure to the works of celebrated authors.”

He added, “You see, radio was ‘the theater of the mind.’ Our annual live broadcast not only builds on that tradition, it serves as a valuable experiential learning opportunity for students in our broadcast communications program. In this way, we enrich the education of both our students and our audience.”

Previous productions have won awards at the Maine Association of Broadcasters annual awards.