The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by The Dark Adventure Radio Theater
CD – The H. P. Lovecraft Historical Society – approx. 2:33:53
Dark Adventure Radio Theatre: The Case of Charles Dexter Ward brings Lovecraft’s novella to life as it might have been adapted for radio in the 1930s. This special 2 CD set dramatizes HPL’s longest story with a huge cast of professional actors, exciting sound effects and thrilling original music by Reber Clark. This tale of ancestral evil and supernatural horror in Lovecraft’s beloved Providence is a favorite among HPL fans. It’s our understanding that this story has not previously been recorded in English.
Charles Dexter Ward is a bright high school student in 1920s Providence. He investigates genealogical records about his ancestor, Joseph Curwen, a dubious character who fled Salem before the witchcraft trials. Charles’ inquiry takes a number of dark and nefarious turns, leading to grave robbing, ritual magic, murder and madness. Can a horror that started centuries ago be stymied, or will occult fiends succeed in their hideous ambitions?
In addition to two 77 minute CDs (the total show is more than two and half hours) containing the radio drama, you’ll get carefully made props from the story to enhance your listening experience.