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Free audio play from Ford’s features Lincoln–Douglass faceoff

Performed by acclaimed actors Craig Wallace and Paul Morella, a timely debate about America’s founding ideals of equality and freedom. An audio drama adaptation of Richard Hellesen’s Necessary Sacrifices—featuring acclaimed Washington actors Craig Wallace as Frederick Douglass and Paul Morella as Abraham Lincoln—can be listened to for free through May 30, 2021, on the Ford’s […]

Whirlpool offers old timey murder mystery when radio was king

A close-up, behind-the-scenes look at how radio shows once ruled the entertainment landscape gets the spotlight when “Whirlpool” – a radio murder mystery play adapted from the Whistler Radio Show – hits the Ross Ragland Theater stage May 1-2, according to a news release. The play is an old-time approach to classic radio production and […]

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The Drama of Radio: The past and the future

Audio drama’s special quality? It builds a private, exclusive picture in the mind of each audience member. By NEVILLE TELLER APRIL 22, 2021 00:31 Once upon a time radio was an integral part of everybody’s life, and daily listening included at least one radio drama program, often more. Anglos of a certain age brought up […]

The man behind Huron City Radio, ‘Fake radio station. Real funny’ has more projects coming

In some ways, fictional radio host Tom Bobbajobski is like all of us. Broadcasting from a boat in the middle of nowhere, shouting into the void, hoping someone’s listening. But not really, not if you don’t want to take it that seriously, said fake radio station “Huron City Radio” creator Daniel Williams. For the past two months Williams, a St. Clair resident, has been […]

Review: Knickers and Gnomes are On the Case

Online theatre has prompted an explosion of new radio plays and audio dramas as Cambridge thesps adapt their original works to the constraints of the pandemic. Roaring into the podcast game is Ella Palmer’s new spoof murder mystery, Knickers and Gnomes are On the Case, which releases new episodes every Monday and Friday on various […]

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Apple TV puts its spin on the old-time radio thriller with ‘Calls’

Through the looking glass: “Who knows—what evil—lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows. Mwuhaahaha.” I was always fascinated with old-time radio dramas as a kid. I think it was because my imagination visualized the scenes in a higher definition than our early 1980s TV with rabbit ears ever could. Apple is ready to […]

The Monsignor and The Supernatural

The Monsignor and The Supernatural

The Monsignor and The Supernatural a psycho-Drama on One… by Patrick McCabe   The Monsignor and The Supernatural by Patrick McCabe Continuing our Long Story Short series of reflective plays on Life in Lockdown, Patrick McCabe asks “Where did The Almighty go during this pandemic?”. The Monsignor and The Supernatural explores the dialogue between the Secular present and […]

Behind the scenes of The Empire Strikes Back Radio Drama

It will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2023, but fans of The Empire Strikes Back Radio Drama will happily celebrate this 10 part series anytime. Written by the late Brian Daley and starring Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams and Anthony Daniels from the films alongside Perry King, Anne Sachs and Brock Peters as Han Solo, […]