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Cool dinner theatre show for fans of Old Time Radio and sordid banned comic books

by John Rabe | Off-Ramp

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Sunday, May 4th, is a perfect storm for fans of Old Time Radio, child-corrupting banned comic books, booze, food, and faux Spanish castles.

It's a dinner theater put on by Captured Aural Phantasy at El Cid, the venerable restaurant on Sunset, featuring "live multi-media, old radio show-style performances of vintage, pre-code crime comic book stories," the kind of comic books from the 1940s and 1950s that censorious adults thought would poison the minds of Young Americans.

Paul Coates' 1955 KTTV report on horror comic books

We're featuring an excerpt of one of their productions on Off-Ramp, but CAP has generously agreed to let us post an entire dramatization - “The Mad Hate of Dr. Zart" - as it appeared on the Darkest Radio podcast.

Sunday, May 4. El Cid restaurant, 4212 W. Sunset Blvd. LA CA 90029, food and drinks at 7:30pm, show starts at 8:30. Tickets available online.

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