We’re staging Rod Serling’s “The Time Element”, as part of Twilight Zone V at the Dark Room. Pete Jenson, a bookie, has a recurring dream in which he wakes up in a Honolulu hotel room on the eve of the attacks on Pearl Harbor. Jenson eventually becomes convinced that he is in fact a time traveler and tries to prevent the attacks. Directed by Chris Hayes, dramaturged by Sam Shaw, and starring Bryce Byerley and a bevy of local improvisers, “The Time Element” is often called “the lost pilot” of the Twilight Zone. The episode, penned by Serling when he was in college, was purchased but never used in the Twilight Zone series. It ended up as an episode of “The Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse”, with Desi Arnez in the Serling/Narrator role.
Crisis Hopkins presents:
Rod Serling’s “The Time Element”
3 performances only!
April 4th 8pm
April 5th 8pm
April 6, 3pm
At The Dark Room
2263 Mission at 19th, SF
Directed by Chris Hayes
With Bryce Byerley, Sam Shaw, Aimee Miles, Chris Libby, and Dan Foley
with a special appearance by Paul Jennings as Desi Arnez.