Reading Series:


By Tony Burgess

Directed by Jessa Lowe (she/her)


Sunday, January 12 at 7pm

The Auditorium at University Heights Center

Pay What You Choose Admission

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Shock-jock radio D.J. Grant Mazzy has, once again, been kicked off the Big City airwaves and now the only job he can get is the early morning show at CLSY Radio in the small town of Pontypool which broadcasts from the basement of the small town’s only church. What begins as another boring day of school bus cancellations due to yet another massive snow storm quickly becomes deadly. Bizarre reports start piling in of people developing strange speech patterns and committing horrendous acts of violence. But there’s nothing coming in on the news wires. So…is this really happening? Before long, Grant and the small staff at CLSY find themselves trapped in the radio station as they discover that this insane behavior taking over the town is caused by a deadly virus that may be spreading as a direct result of their radio transmissions… Now they must shut up or die.


The Auditorium at UHeights (University Heights Center): 5031 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105. A wheelchair lift is available at the SW entrance (off Brooklyn Ave) with a max capacity of 350 lbs. Please call UHeights staff for assistance at 206.235.8567.

Albatross Theatre Lab is a member of the UHeights Theatre Alliance.


Pay What You Choose Admission; first come, first served seating. No tickets or RSVPs required.


Grant Mazzy: Steven Sterne (he/him)
Sydney Briar: Emily Hoffman (she/her)
Ken Loney: Michael Schwenke (he/him)
Dr. Mendez: Mohana Rajagopal (she/her)
Laurel Ann Drummond: Lauren Freman (she/they)
Nigel Healing and others: Murren Kennedy (he/him)
Stage Directions: Avi Kool (they/them)


Director Interview: Jessa Lowe

​"I love scary stories. I think bringing horror to life on stage is under explored in the theater world. Pontypool is an expertly crafted, tight story that easily lends itself to a small stage. It is an accessible way to bring horror to the stage without relying too heavily on technical elements. I would hope this would open the door to more spooky plays being created and produced."

Hear more from director Jessa Lowe in this behind-the-scenes interview!


Director Jessa Lowe

Photos by Emily Cole