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Kevin Sorbo, John Billingsley and Bonita Friedericy Star in New Audio Drama to Benefit “A World Fit For Kids”


BURBANK, CA Nov. 17, 2010 – Macabre Mansion® Presents “The Fall Of The House Of Usher” – an original Audio Drama adaptation of the short story by Edgar Allan Poe. Starring Kevin Sorbo (“Hercules, the Legendary Journeys”, “Gene Roddenberry’s, Andromeda”), John Billingsley (Star Trek: Enterprise, “The Others”, “True Blood” “2012”), Bonita Friedericy (NBC’s Chuck), and Jim O’Rear (The Dead Matter, Day Of The Dead, Star Trek 4, Lethal Weapon 3, Cop & 1/2).

“Driven to the edge of insanity, Roderick Usher believes unknown forces torture his every moment. In a final attempt at finding a moments peace, he begs his childhood friend to come to his aid. Upon arriving, Roderick’s friend soon discovers all is not what it seems in the macabre HOUSE OF USHER.”

This audio adaptation stays true to Poe’s original vision with only minor changes in dialogue. The script consists of four speaking roles; Roderick Usher (O’Rear), Madeline Usher (Friedericy), the family Doctor (Billingsley) and the Narrator (Sorbo) who is an un-named childhood friend of Roderick. The Audio Drama has the same feel and style of the classic Old Time Radio shows.

A portion of the proceeds from “The Fall Of The House Of Usher” are being donated to “A WORLD FIT FOR KIDS” the leading nonprofit provider of after school physical activity and youth development programs for children and teens –

Macabre Mansion® Presents “The Fall Of The House Of Usher” is AVAILABLE NOW on audio compact disc for a retail price of $ 14.95 and includes two bonus commentary tracks featuring Kevin Sorbo and Jim O’Rear.

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About The Author

Born to Teachers and Amateur Audio Enthusiasts in the small rural community of Belwood, Jack's first love was stories- writing, reading, telling, and singing. He developed his acting skills through High School, University, and through film and community theatre. Jack writes the lion's share of Electric Vicuna's Audio Drama scripts and has his own writing site at He's thrilled to co-host the Sonic Society with his wonderful, talented, friend David Ault!


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