Thursday, January 19, 2006

Great Shafts, Rabbit Holes, and So Forth

An interesting outgrowth of The Cavern Today has been the formation of The Cavern Players. It all started with Journey of the Called, the Cavern's own radio drama. With each new episode, we realized that we were really enjoying the process. So The Cavern Players have taken it upon themselves to produce original (or at least derivative!) new works for the entertainment of the Myst community.

Our first production was the Cavern Christmas Carol, our holiday special that aired in late December. Based on the Dickens classic, the story was given a rather Mystian twist by Mowog and Ruby O'Degee. And as fun as the audio version was, Veralun's excellent Cavern cinematography brought the story to life in video as well.

Next on our slate is Alice In Wonderland, again with a slant toward Uru; but unlike our Christmas program, we're hoping to do a "straight" version as well, essentially an Alice audio book performed by our international cast of actors, complete with music and sound effects. We're hoping that the authentic Alice will reach beyond the Myst community, and will lead to other such efforts. The acting bug has bitten us!

As for Journey of the Called, the final episode in the first series is partially recorded, and will appear in a podcast in the near future.

We'd like to sincerely thank all of you who have either subscribed to our podcast (2,000 plus!), or who have downloaded it directly. It's a labor of love, and the enthusiasm of the fans is what makes it all worth it.

Until next time,



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