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Blinn College-Brenham kicking off theatre season with 'The Screaming Woman'

Blinn College-Brenham kicking off theatre season with 'The Screaming Woman'

Blinn College-Brenham kicking off theatre season with 'The Screaming Woman'

October 22, 2020

The Blinn College-Brenham Campus Theatre Arts Program will kick off its 2020-21 season with a spooky story just in time for Halloween.

This season’s theme is “On the Air: Old-Time Radio Theatre,” and the four-production series will debut with “The Screaming Woman” beginning Friday, Oct. 23.

Noted science fiction author Ray Bradbury wrote “The Screaming Woman” as a segment for the “Suspense” radio series. It was first broadcast in November 1948 and featured a cast that included Olivia de Havilland, Walter Pidgeon, and Joseph Cotton.

The Theatre Arts Program is combining video and audio for a series of performances modeled after radio plays popular in the 1940s.

“For free virtual tickets to our version of ‘The Screaming Woman,’ patrons will sign up at,” said Brad Nies, Theatre Arts Program Director. “The link to the video will be emailed to them by Friday.”

Blinn is using high-resolution cameras to film shows for its 2020-21 season that also will include “Miracle on 34th Street,” “Popeye and the Gang at the Zoo,” and “Completely Hollywood (abridged).”

Green screen technology is being used to blend each actor’s performance into a single video. Dialogue and sound effects will be recorded for the “radio” portion of each performance.

Nies said “The Screaming Woman” will let the audience “use their imaginations in what is truly a scary tale.”

The play revolves around little Margaret Leary, who is playing in a vacant lot behind her house when she hears a woman screaming from underground.

“When she tries to tell her parents, they don’t believe her because they think she’s playing a game,” Nies said. “Margaret is forced to investigate on her own, a choice that may prove to be deadly.”

Tickets for virtual viewing of “Miracle On 34th Street” (available Nov. 20) and “Popeye and the Gang at the Zoo” (available Feb. 26, 2021) also are free. Tickets will be $5 (plus a convenience fee) for “Completely Hollywood (abridged),” which will begin streaming April 29 and April 30 at 7 p.m., and May 1 and 2 at 2 p.m.

More information about the Blinn Theatre Arts Program is available at











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