John Billingsley and his wife Bonita Friedericy will join Kevin Sorbo and Jim O’Rear in voicing Edgar Allen Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher.
The audio drama of the Fall of the House of Usher, an adaptation that “stays true to Poe’s original vision with only minor changes in dialogue,” has four speaking roles: Roderick Usher, voiced by O’Rear; Madeline Usher voiced by Friedericy; The Doctor, voiced by Billingsley; and the narrator, voiced by Sorbo.
The Fall of the House of Usher is the first in a series of planned original recordings by Macabre Mansion, who hopes to “produce and preserve significant works of classic literature in an audio theater format.”
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the audio CD will go to A World Fit For Kids, which “give kids the training, tools and support they need to achieve their goals and lead fit and fulfilling lives,” in hopes of mitigating the current childhood obesity epidemic.
The Fall of the House of Usher will be available on CD in October.