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The Halloween Show

No upcoming broadcasts of this program.
Past Broadcasts:

Tuesday, October 21, 2003
at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET

Saturday, October 25, 2003
at 6:00/5:00 pm CT on KET2

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scene from Dracula

Starting off this creepy holiday edition is a spine-tingling ghost story from the queen of the cold-blooded tale, Louisville storyteller Roberta Simpson Brown. She regularly performs with Corn Island Storytelling, which offers a spooky Halloween walk through Louisville’s historic downtown.

To learn more about the storytelling group, Chip talks to Kentucky radio personality Bob Thompson about the annual Corn Island Storytelling Festival. Held during the third week of September each year since the mid-1970s, the festival is a weekend for story lovers of every age. Events include a storytelling cruise on the paddlewheeler Belle of Louisville, complete with tales of settlers traveling up and down the Ohio River in the days of the now-submerged Corn Island, the original Louisville settlement.

Finally, student Hallie Kirk talks about Walden Theatre, a Louisville troupe that has taught generations of young people to act, write, and enjoy literature. Hallie and a fellow student then perform a scene from a 2003 Walden production, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible.

Adding to the atmospherics during the program are scenes from another seasonal drama—Actors Theatre’s staging of Dracula—and a visit to one of Louisville’s spookiest Halloween attractions, the Baxter Avenue Morgue.

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