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    Last Dance of the Dark Cloaked Avenger


    Last Dance of The Dark Cloaked Avenger:  a dark comedy about death in the form of a 1940s radio play.  Arthur Warnes, the star of a long-running suspense thriller radio serial, The Dark Cloaked Avenger, is found outside his apartment, shot dead. While a police detective tries to solve the murder in the real world, Arthur wakes up to find himself inside a studio in the afterlife performing from a script written about his very own murder. Life and death ultimately collide as both men try to figure out who-done-it, both with the help and hindrance of the rest of the cast and crew of The Dark Cloaked Avenger Hour, sponsored as always by “Brenton’s Biscuits” – Westside City’s tastiest after dinner treat.

    Produced at the Alumnae Theatre MainStage, May 16-20 and May 23-27, 2007.


    Episode 1 (LISTEN TO EPISODE 1)

    The Dark Cloaked Avenger discovers his old nemesis, Sammy the Snake, has teamed up with a mysterious and powerful ally and is about to rob the 40th Street Bank.

    Episode 2 (LISTEN TO EPISODE 2)

    The Dark Cloaked Avenger heads to the 40th Street Bank to find Sammy the Snake has already robbed it.  To his horror, the DCA also discovers the identity of Sammy’s new partner in crime!

    Episode 3 (LISTEN TO EPISODE 3)

    (Rough edit) The Dark Cloaked Avenger is trapped by police at the 40th Street Bank.  They believe he is Sammy the Snake’s new partner in crime!  Will the DCA escape and clear his name?


    • R.J. Downes


    • R.J. Downes


    • R.J. Downes (Beautiful Lie Productions)
    • Regan Macaulay

    Associate Producers: 

    • Kathryn Malek 
    •  Kevin Risk

    DCA Theme Composer and Song Arrangements: 

    • Noise

    Sound Recording and Sound Effects: 

    • Kevin Risk

    Set Design: 

    • Christina Coxson 
    •  R.J. Downes

    Lighting Design: 

    • Caron Garside

    Lighting Design Assistant: 

    • Max Garside

    Costume Design: 

    • Mary Downes

    Wardrobe Alterations: 

    • Maureen Bell

    Props Builder & Design: 

    • Christina Coxson

    Stage Manager & Lighting Operator: 

    • Sarah Miller

    Assistant Stage Manager & Sound Operator: 

    • Donny MacDonald

    Assistant Stage Manager (backstage), Properties & Set: 

    • E.C. Chevalier


    • STAF (David Yee)

    Sound Recording and Mixing for “The Dark Cloaked Avenger” Podcasts: 

    • Kevin Risk

    Music for “The Dark Cloaked Avenger” Podcasts: 

    • Noise

    Technical Consultant for “The Dark Cloaked Avenger” Podcasts: 

    • Johnny Vong

    Poster Illustration: 

    • R.J. Downes

    Poster Design: 

    • Focused Creative Communications


    • Amelia McGoldrick 
    • Kevin Risk

    Front of House/Opening Night Reception: 

    • Julie Burris
    • Tabitha Keast


    • Claire Acott
    • Linzee Barclay
    • Greg Corkum
    • Andre Davey
    • Andrew Dundass
    • Stephen Flett
    • Kathryn Malek
    • Scott Moore
    • Conor O’Hegarty
    • Kevin Risk


    • May 16-27, 2007


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