Harry Strange 310: Kitty, Eat Strange by Tony Sarrecchia. Dir. Jason Tyler. Perf. Emma Greene, Kellen Stennett, Michael
Donelan. Download from http://harrystrangeradiodrama.libsyn.com/harry-strange-310-kitty-eat-strange
I've reviewed this before (http://www.radiodramareviews.com/id1150.html), so this was something in the nature of a return
The characterization remains as good as ever, with the eponymous central character taking us through a tall tale involving
transformation, nudity, brain fluids, stakes driven into heads, death and angels.
No one comes to Harry Strange expecting believability; what makes this long-running homage to the detective thrillers
of the 30s and 40s so engaging is the way in which it incorporates familiar conventions - the first person narrator, the oh-so-cool
way in which that narrator deals with hair-raising situations - and places them in extraordinary situations laden with innuendo.
In this specific episode, Harry's deadliest enemy, the femme fatale, turns into a jaguar - an apt dramatization, perhaps,
of men's fears of women as the proverbial monstrous regiment. There are also some neat puns "that's strange, Strange,"
designed to prevent us from empathizing with the material too much.
The major attraction of Sarrecchia's scripts lies in discovering the depths of the author's vivid imagination, as he finds
situation after situation in which to place his much-loved protagonists. Directed with pace and zest by Jason Tyler, this
serial is as fresh and entertaining as ever.