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Radio play looks to ape ‘Kong’s’ profile

Radiotheater hopes buzz on pic will help its radio plays

This December, there’ll be not one but two Kongs monkeying around in Gotham.

The 800-pound gorilla, of course, is Peter Jackson‘s $200 million “King Kong” remake, due Dec. 14.

Before that, though, a more modest undertaking swings into action on Nov. 30: a five-actor radio theater re-creation in an Off Off Broadway theater in the East Village.

It’s not the first time Dan Bianchi‘s Radiotheater — which specializes in old-fashioned radio plays presented with contempo technical know-how — has shared its subject with a big-budget movie. The troupe performed the radio version of “War of the Worlds” just before Steven Spielberg‘s pic went wide this summer.

And sure enough, the buzz on Spielberg’s “War” stoked interest, and biz, for Bianchi’s “War.” He hopes the same happens for “Kong.”

Just don’t expect cutting-edge motion-capture CGI.

“It’s more of a sound extravaganza,” Bianchi says.

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