An Assembly of Phantasms

Inver Hills Theatre presents: “The Hitchhiker” and “…And an Echo Murmured Back”

Inver Hills Theatre is presenting An Assembly of Phantasms on the Inver Hills YouTube channel. The presentation features two acts. “The Hitchhiker” by Lucille Fletcher tells the story of a man named Ronald Adams, who keeps encountering the same solitary hitchhiker as he drives alone across the country. At first, Adams is curious as to how the hitchhiker seems to be everywhere he goes, but then his sense of dread gradually increases.

The second act, “…And an Echo Murmured Back,” is based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe. Shawna C. Evans wrote the adaptation. Her characters are alive, but engrossed with death.

An Assembly of Phantasms

Now showing on the Inver Hills YouTube channel

(This is a video post; you can watch the play from here.)

“The Hitchhiker”

Series: Mercury Theatre
Show: The Hitchhiker
by Lucille Fletcher
Directed by George M. Roesler


Announcer: Sydney Orellana
Ronald Adams (Narrator): Steven Hernandez
Mrs. Adams: Sarah Moynihan
Hitchhiker: John Stenen
Gas Station Attendant: John Stenen
Storekeeper: Izzy Brunette
Woman Hitchhiker: Cheye Hibbing
Operator 1/4: Taylor Lehmann Brostrom
Operator 2/3: Izzy Brunette
Mrs. Whitney: Sydney Orellana

“…And an Echo Murmured Back”

A story based on the works of Edgar Allen Poe
Adapted by Shawna C. Evans
Directed by George M. Roesler


Announcer: Cheye Hibbing
Narrator: Taylor Lehmann Brostrom
Writer/Room 1: John Stenen
Reader 1/Police 2/Reader 4/Prince Prospero: Steven Hernandez.
Reader 2/Room 3: Izzy Brunette
Annabel Lee/Reader 3/Room 4: Sarah Moynihan
Room 2/Room 5, 6/Telltale 1: Sydney Orellana
Room 7/Old Man/Police 1: Cheye Hibbing

DIRECTOR: George M. Roesler
STAGE MANAGER: Zeldie Anderson

Learn more about An Assembly of Phantasms and the Theatre A.F.A. at Inver Hills by contacting:

George M. Roesler
Theatre and Communication Studies Faculty

My name is Ronald Adams. I’m thirtysix years of age, unmarried, tall, dark with a black mustache. I drive a 1978 Ford, license number 6V7989. I was born in Brooklyn. All this I know. I know I’m at this moment—I’m perfectly sane, that it’s not me that’s gone madbut something else, something utterly beyond my control.

— “The Hitchhiker” by Lucille Fletcher

This I whispered, and an echo murmured back the word, “Lenore!”—
Merely this and nothing more.

— “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe
Tags from the story

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