Pat Reads THE KING IN YELLOW
In early 2021, Pat and his frequent collaborator, director Talia Feldberg, created a streaming theatre series adapted from Robert W. Chambers’ The King In Yellow, a collection of weird-horror short stories from the 1890’s. Pat Reads THE KING IN YELLOW premiered in March 2021 over the course of 3 weeks via livestream with The Tank, and is currently available for online rental via CyberTank On Demand. (https://vimeo.com/ondemand/prkiy)
Actor Pat Dunning has a lot of time on his hands and a lot of space in his brain; maybe you feel the same way. He’d like to propose a little experiment. There’s this old book he just found in his apartment– he’s never seen it before, and he’s going to read it live on camera for the very first time. The description makes it seem like a pretty intriguing read…
“’I read it and reread it, and wept and laughed and trembled with horror which at all times assails me yet.’
With its strange and imaginative blend of horror, science fiction, romance, and lyrical prose, Robert W. Chambers’s THE KING IN YELLOW is a classic masterpiece of weird fiction. This series of connected stories is linked by the presence of a monstrous and suppressed book which brings fright, madness and spectral tragedy to all those who read it. An air of futility and doom pervade these pages like a sweet insidious poison. Dare you read it?”
Three stories, three weeks. Join Pat in discovering just what’s inside THE KING IN YELLOW.