BellMojo Productions proudly presents Joe R. Lansdale’s BY BIZARRE HANDS Live!! That’s right; the World Premiere of Joe’s one-act play, BY BIZARRE HANDS, is coming to the New York stage, and Joe will be in town for both performances. Joe has been called "an immense talent" by Booklist; "a born storyteller" by Robert Bloch, author of PSYCHO; and The New York Times Book Review declares he has "a folklorist’s eye for telling detail and a front-porch raconteur’s sense of pace." He’s won umpty-ump awards, including seven Bram Stoker horror awards, the Edgar, the Grinzani Prize and 2 New York Times Notable Book awards. In 2004, genre movie legend Bruce Campbell portrayed the invalid Elvis Presley opposite equally legendary character actor Ossie Davis as JFK in Don Coscarelli’s adaption of Joe’s short-story BUBBA HOTEP. Coscarelli once again dipped into the Lansdale well when he filmed INCIDENT ON AND OFF A MOUNTAIN ROAD in 2005 for Showtime’s Emmy award winning series MASTERS OF HORROR.
We’re very happy to have Damian Maffei as the show’s narrator, fresh off wrapping the supernatural abandoned amusement park thrill-o-rama Closed for the Season, and lead of the upcoming Spike Lee produced Livemansion, and the wild west werewolf romp Savage Frontier. Also on the program is a spoken-word performance of his hilariously classic coming-of-age short-story BOB THE DINOSAUR GOES TO DISNEYLAND, an original Rockabilly musical tribute to the one and only Master of Mojo, and Mike Salva’s award-winning animated short MAX THE HERO written and performed by Mystery Science Theater 3000’s own Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett,.
A NIGHT OF JOE R. LANSDALE is for TWO NIGHTS ONLY!! Friday, October 17th and Saturday, October 18th at The Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave, Bellmore, NY 11710 (516)783-7200. Visit www.bellmojo.com and www.myspace.com/bybizzarehands for info, tickets and official merchandise.
BellMojo productions is also happy to announce their partnership with renowned artist, and old friend, Travis Louie who will be supplying an absolutely original piece created exclusively for this once-in-a-lifetime event; for a more complete look at this unique artist please check out www.travislouie.com.
And, of course, don’t forget to go to www.joerlansdale.com for totally free stories from the champion Mojo storyteller.
MAKE MINE MOJO!