Sunday, October 28, 2012, 6:30 – 8:30pm

Mark Z. Danielewski / Seattle Radio Theatre: ‘The Fifty Year Sword’

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $5.

Literary, Music, Other Performance, Special Programming

In this collaborative theatrical presentation Mark Z. Danielewski, best-selling author of the mind-bending House of Leaves, conducts a live performance adaptation of his newest novella, The Fifty Year Sword. In the “adult ghost story,” five orphans gather late one Halloween to hear a story about a quest for a terrible weapon; before them lies a black box with five latches. As the owner of the box settles into a curious tale, the children grow more captivated—and we grow more afraid … especially as the clocks approach midnight. Performed by Seattle Radio Theatre, with the visionary Christopher O’Riley on piano, expect plenty of spooky music and master storytelling. KUOW 94.9 FM broadcasts the performance live beginning at 7 p.m. Presented as part of the Town Hall Arts and Culture series, with Elliott Bay Book Company.

Advance tickets are $5 at or 888/377-4510 and at the door beginning at 5:30 pm. Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue.

Danielewski’s website
O’Riley’s website

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  1. By Mark Z. Danielewski at Town Hall, Seattle | on October 30, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    [...] a performance of his marvelous work, “The Fifty Year Sword” here in Seattle at Town Hall this last Sunday, October 28. Much to celebrate as “The Fifty Year Sword” has just [...]

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