September 10, 2017, Langley BC: Two 1940s radio plays will be performed live on stage at the Langley Event Centre on Tuesday, October 24. This second annual Halloween event is, once again, created by Bard in the Valley and sponsored by The Township of Langley. These fun, suspense-filled plays are served up with a buffet dinner.

“The two plays will take people back to an era when families sat in their living rooms in front of their radios listening to tales being masterfully and magically sent to them over the air waves,” said Diane Gendron president of Bard in the Valley and producer of these plays. “One of the exciting things about our productions is that the sound effects are being made live onstage. Audiences get to watch as the foley artists (the people who created the sound effects for radio) create the sounds of gun shots, fog horns and dead bodies hitting the ground.”

The two plays are:

An episode of The Whistler: The Necklace Was Incidental. This was first produced for airing on the radio in 1948.

An episode of The Adventures of Sam Spade: The Dead Duck Caper. This was first produced for airing on the radio in 1947.

There’s dinner, suspense, music and lots of fun as the foley artists create their magic.

Audiences will recognize the actors in this fun production from their many performances on Langley stages: Ken Boyd, Raymond Hatton, Colin Rankin, Shannon Lee, Ahnika Barber, Shawn McGrory, Jim Garnett, Lauren Trotzuk and Diane Gendron.

Tickets are $42.50 and they are available on the Township of Langley’s website at or call the Township at 604.533.6086. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Start the Halloween Season with a little murder, mystery, dinner and theatre.

Diane Gendron