Thursday, June 30, 2016

‘All Hail the Glow Cloud’

BY SAMANTHA ANNE CARRILLO I’m convinced that deliciously creepy bimonthly radio play-cum-podcast “Welcome to Night Vale” is set in New Mexico. And I’m not alone. A web search reveals photos tagged #NightValeIsInNewMexico; other search results include detailed theories posted on Archive of Our Own, a nonprofit fanworks archive. I’m sure the Night Vale area code is 505, but I know that the fictional city — with its Glow Cloud, Sheriff’s Secret Police, City Council and Tourism Board — simultaneously occupies the psychic coordinates of other listeners, huddled beneath covers elsewhere. Absurdist and eldritch, Night Vale’s dominion is the community calendar and the supernatural. Night Vale exists wherever backyard fallout shelters collect spiderwebs. Binge-stream the series … or queue up a single episode. After you fall hard, catch the live comedy/horror show at KiMo Theatre on Wednesday, July 13. Doors to this all-ages radio play are at 7 p.m., and the unexplainable begins at 8. Tickets are $25 via “Welcome to Night Vale” July 13, 8-10 p.m., $25 KiMo Theatre, 423 Central NW 768-3544,

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