Rod Serling’s Stories from the Zone opens at Theatre 40. Two classic stories from Serling’s best-loved TV series: In 1890 Arizona, a traveler comes to town claiming to have the ability to raise the dead, which makes the local townsfolk very nervous; In 1961, at a snowbound roadside diner in New England, the people there realize one of their group is an invading Martian. Adapted for the stage by Jeff G. Rack, Rod Serling’s Stories from the Zone is directed by Rack and Charlie Mount and presented by Theatre 40 and Arcane Theatreworks.
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Writer Rod Serling (1924-1975) is celebrated for his work in feature films (Seven Days in May, Assault on a Queen, Planet of the Apes) and television (The Twilight Zone, Night Gallery, The Loner, the Emmy-winning Requiem for a Heavyweight and Patterns, which was presented in a stage adaptation at Theatre 40 in 2015).

The cast of Rod Serling’s Stories from the Zone includes Mark Bate, John W. Combs, Yancey Dunham, Henry Herman, Richard Large, Meghan Lloyd, Brianna Parcel, Brian Pope, Jeff G. Rack, Philip Sokoloff, Toni Trenton and Jeffrey Winner. Set design: Jeff G. Rack. Costume design: Michèle Young. Sound design: Joseph “Sloe” Slawinski. Lighting design: Brandon Baruch. Assistant director: Roger K. Weiss. Stage manger: Amanda Sauter. Assistant stage manager: Rebecca Driscoll.

As the show is running in repertory, show days and times will vary week to week. For a full performance schedule or to purchase tickets, go to or call (310) 364-3606. There is ample free parking beneath the theatre. Enter the parking area from the intersection of Durant and Moreno Drives.

What: Play, Rod Serling’s Stories from the Zone
Where: Theatre 40, 241 S. Moreno Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212
When: January 21- February 17, 2019 – see website for times