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The NEO Theatre Experience will finish this season with a unique production of “The Lost World.” The show will run from April 30 – May 2 in the NEO Fine Arts Center. NEO Theatre licensed a special version of the famous book by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle adapted as a radio show and presented as a play in character as the radio actors. The set recreates the days of old-time radio, complete with sound effects produced live for the audience. “The mind was the stage in the Golden Age of Radio,” said Aaron Smith, NEO Theatre Artistic Director. “People took the time to listen, to understand what was being said. When we truly relax and use our imagination, we become immersed in a story that feels real to us.”

The Lost World tells the story of Professor Challenger who is confronted by his colleagues to prove his extraordinary claim that prehistoric animals exist and that he has seen them. Challenger, played by Sophomore True Williams, 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 Lost World runs April 30 and May 1 at 7:30 p.m. and May 2 at 2:30 p.m. in the NEO Fine Arts Center. Tickets are available at the door, no reservation necessary. $10 for adults, $5 teens/children, free for NEO students and employees. Masks and social distancing required on campus.

Cast and Crew: True Williams – Challenger, McArdle Danica Rowe – Dr. Meldrum, Chief, Gomez, Attendant, Barman Karley Jones – Beaumont, Gladys, Illingworth Hayley Holloran – Malone Kaeli Maxwell – Summerlee Matthew Jordan – Roxton, Copy Boy Aaron Bishop – Sound FX (foley), Announcer, Voice, Ape King Directed by Anna Seat and Aaron Smith   The Lost World was written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Adapted by John de Lancie from a script by Nat Segaloff and John de Lancie.

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