Radio Theater

Sunday 6:00pm - 7:00pm

From traditional to experimental, set in the theater of mind.

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4:22 pm
Sun March 20, 2011

Van Choc Straw, by Mark Dunn

Sun. 3/27 at 6pm: A bittersweet comedy about tenuous family ties and the often stronger bonds of friendship that lattice the final years of our lives. With Albuquerque actors Jean Effron, Joel Miller, Lou Clark, Julie Nagle, and Ninette Mordaunt.

Althea Witlin has one jigsaw puzzle among her large collection that she's never worked. It contains 5000 pieces and she has less than a day to finish it, because poor health has forced her to move in with her younger sister? without her puzzles.

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12:32 pm
Sun March 13, 2011

Harriet's Return - Part 2

Harriet Tubman

Sun. 3/20 at 6pm: A chronicle of the private and public life of famed Underground Railroad conductor, spiritual icon and revolutionary, Harriet Tubman, whose life spanned nine decades, and still influences the consciousness of people around the world.

Journey from Harriet's childhood to her final days, as she weaves her story recalling more than thirty colorful characters who take you from contemporary America into the depths of her soul, the psyche of a nation, and a call to action.

Written and performed by Karen Jones Meadows.

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4:22 pm
Sun March 6, 2011

Harriet's Return - Part 1

Harriet Tubman

Sun. 3/13 at 6pm: A chronicle of the private and public life of famed Underground Railroad conductor, spiritual icon and revolutionary, Harriet Tubman, whose life spanned nine decades, and still influences the consciousness of people around the world. Written and performed by Karen Jones Meadows.

Journey from Harriet's childhood to her final days, as she weaves her story recalling more than thirty colorful characters who take you from contemporary America into the depths of her soul, the psyche of a nation, and a call to action.

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11:14 am
Mon February 28, 2011

The First Woman, by Lynn C. Miller

Victoria Woodhull

Sun. 3/6 at 6pm: As a contribution to Women's History Month, we travel with Lynn C. Miller on an excursion into the Archive of Forgotten Women where we encounter Victoria Claflin Woodhull, a suffragist and reformer from the late 19th century and the first woman to run for President of the United States.

The cast includes Albuquerque actors Lynn C. Miller, Vivian Nesbitt, and Lee Kitts.

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11:54 am
Sun February 20, 2011

Ceremonies in Dark Old Men (Part 2) - by Lonnie Elder III

Sun. 2/27 at 6pm: First produced by the Negro Ensemble Company in 1969, this masterpiece by Academy Award? nominee Lonne Elder III gives us the portrait of a Harlem family that dreams of a better life, but pursues it in tragic ways. Ceremonies opened the door for new generation of African American playwrights, August Wilson among them.

Starring Charlie Robinson, Glynn Turman, and Rocky Carroll.? A production of LA Theatre Works.

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11:32 am
Sun February 13, 2011

Ceremonies in Dark Old Men (Part 1) - by Lonnie Elder III

Sun. 2/20 at 6pm: Ceremonies opened the door for new generation of African American playwrights, August Wilson among them. First produced by the Negro Ensemble Company in 1969, this masterpiece by Academy Award? nominee Lonne Elder III gives us the portrait of a Harlem family that dreams of a better life, but pursues it in tragic ways.

Starring Charlie Robinson, Glynn Turman, and Rocky Carroll.? A production of LA Theatre Works.

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9:35 am
Tue February 8, 2011

Valentines Day, by Derek Webb

Sun. 2/13: When Chris gives his wife Nicola a present of some saucy undies as well as a card on Valentine's Day, it's with the hope of spicing up their marriage.

She is a successful advertising executive, whose career seems to be assuming more and more importance. In the post, she also gets another card from someone called Stuart who she doesn't know. But he certainly seems to know her and isn't content with just sending a card.

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1:06 pm
Sun January 30, 2011

William's Leap For Freedom

Portrait of William Wells Brown
Engraving from State Historical Society of Missouri

Sun. 2/6: An original play is based on the life of freed slave William Wells Brown.

Beginning with a fictionalized conversation between William Wells Brown and Mr. Polite, this audio dramatization then introduces part two of the play which features selected portions of "The Escape or Leap for Freedom," as it relates to the tale of three slaves, Cato, Glen and Melinda. Brown often stated that this play specifically was autobiographical. The couple, Glen and Melinda, did exist, while Cato is Brown himself.

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4:17 pm
Fri January 28, 2011

Mal du Pays, by David Hughes

Sun. 1/30: "Mal du pays" is the French term for homesickness as well as the title of this original audio drama written, produced and directed by KUNM's David Hughes.

In it a young woman meets an odd man at her favorite coffee shop. She discovers he is "not from here" and poses the question: "Is homesickness contagious?"

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3:09 pm
Sun January 23, 2011

Lady Windermere's Brass Fantabulous

source: ZBS Foundation

Sun. 1/23: Set in an alternative Victorian reality where most mechanical things are steam driven, including brass & cast iron robots, this series is a satirical comment on how governments create misinformation to justify their own often nefarious commercial interests, besides manipulating the gullible minds of their own people.

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4:47 pm
Sun January 9, 2011

The Rose Tattoo by Tennessee Williams - Part 2

Tennessee Williams - New York 1951

Sun. 1/9: 2011 is the centennial of one of American's greatest playwrights, Tennessee Williams who was born in Columbus, Mississippi, in 1911. To pay honor to him, Radio Theatre starts out the year with a play he called his "love play to the world."

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2:22 pm
Sun January 9, 2011

How I Learned To Tell Time, by Jay Kettering

Sun. 1/16: This play is all about the adventures of a six-year-old boy trying hard to discover what comes so easily to his classmates.

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2:16 pm
Sun January 9, 2011

Mal du Pays, by David Hughes

Sun 1/30: A young woman meets an odd man at her favorite coffee shop. She discovers he is "not from here" and poses the question: "Is homesickness contagious?"

"Mal du pays" is the French term for homesickness as well as the title of this original audio drama written, produced and directed by KUNM's David Hughes.

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10:27 am
Sun January 2, 2011

The Rose Tattoo by Tennessee Williams - Part 1

Sun. 1/2 - 2011 is the centennial of one of American's greatest playwrights, Tennessee Williams who was born in Columbus, Mississippi, in 1911. To pay honor to him Radio Theatre is starting out the year with a play, which he called his "love play to the world."

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3:54 pm
Sun December 12, 2010

Chavez Ravine - Part 1

Sun. 12/5: Before Dodger Stadium was built, the hillside area known as Chavez Ravine was the site of a vibrant Mexican-American community that fought the city of Los Angeles and powerful developers to preserve its land and identity. Their struggles come to life in this LA Theatre Works production courtesy of the performance group Culture Clash with guest star Zilah Mendoza.

Written and performed by Culture Clash - Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas, and Herbert Siguenza. Our broadcast also includes a conversation with Richard Montoya.

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10:06 am
Wed December 8, 2010

Chavez Ravine - Part II

Sun. 12/12: The conclusion of the dramatization of the story of the battle to preserve the land and identiy of LA's Chavez Ravine.

Written and performed by Culture Clash - Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas, and Herbert Siguenza.

Our broadcast also includes a look at the history of the Dodgers' exodus from Brooklyn with baseball historian Curt Smith, plus excerpts from Bordertown by Culture Clash, a freewheeling look at life on the Tijuana/San Diego border.

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12:46 pm
Mon November 8, 2010

A reprise of Jack's Last Call: Say Goodbye to Kerouac, by Patrick Fenton

Based on a recording that was made in "Beat Generation" writer Jack Kerouac's Long Island living room in 1964, as he prepared to move to St. Petersburg, FL -- the place where he would finally end his many road journeys. On this last night in New York, as Jack hosts a going away party for himself, he thinks back to the America he saw on the road, riding alongside Neal Cassady, back and forth across the US.

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9:31 am
Mon November 8, 2010

A reprise of The Red Road, by Arigon Starr

"The Red Road" is set in 1977 at the All Nations Caf? along Route 66 in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. Caf? owner Verna Yahola is under siege by friends, family, and three unlikely suitors as country music superstar Patty Jones brings her television show to the Caf? for their tenth anniversary television special.

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12:35 pm
Fri November 5, 2010

The Troll of Stony Brook

Sun. 11/21: What would happen if a troll still lived in the diminishing wild around us? To explore that question comes FinalRune's new show, The Troll of Stony Brook. An awkward teenager, Jamie, is driving home one night from a party when he hits something - something big. His pushy co-worker, Rick, talks him into going back to the scene of the accident... and what they find will change them both forever.

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9:15 am
Fri November 5, 2010

The Promised Land - Frank and Audrey Peterman

Frank and Audrey Peterman

11/21: On a 10-week tour of 16 national parks in 1995, Frank and Audrey Peterman were awed by the beauty of America and warmed by the friendliness of fellow campers. But among all of the park tourists, the Petermans saw only two fellow African-Americans.

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4:06 pm
Tue October 26, 2010

Mythologia, Episode 2: "Annie Christmas"

Keel boat pilot Annie Christmas rescues her crew from the devious Ekrom Edgerton and helps her cousin Caleb stand up to bully Jabez Mulligan in this American tall tale.

From Chatterbox Audio Theater of Memphis.

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2:08 pm
Tue October 26, 2010

We Can All Dream Can't We, by Fiz Marcus

Mary's husband always said she had too much imagination. Well it doesn't do any harm... or does it?

AND...
Leaves in Autumn, by Susan Casanove
Iris hadn't clapped eyes on Jerry, the eighteen year old boy who'd swept her off her feet in 1966 for forty-three years - until a chance meeting at a funeral. Both are now widowed, but will the course of autumnal love run smooth? Leaves in Autumn is a gentle comedy drama about love, destiny and redemption. From The Wireless Theatre Company.

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2:26 pm
Sun October 10, 2010

Mojo's Vest Pocket Voodoo Adventures

Mojo is able to board the Voodoo Express, but it's getting off the train that may mean leaping into hell and back.

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11:30 am
Tue September 28, 2010

Separate Self by Robert Arnold

Sun. 9/12 - A man comes to believe that he possesses extraordinary powers - powers that he can only activate by putting himself in harm's way.

..But what will happen when he decides to test his theory? From Chatterbox Audio Theatre.

AND At the Mountains of Madness by H P Lovecraft, adapted by Brad Strickland, produced by Atlanta Radio Theatre Company.

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10:54 am
Tue September 28, 2010

Mythologia, Episode 03: The Aesir and the Building of the Wall

Sun. 9/26:

In this Norse myth, Odin and his family create a home for themselves in Asgard. But to keep themselves safe, they'll need to build a wall -- a wall that can only be built by magic, and whose construction comes at a great price. Rip van Winkle by Washington Irving. A nagging wife, a mysterious stranger, and a taste for drink lead the hapless Rip Van Winkle to a rather long nap. Two tales from Chatterbox Audio Theater.

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10:29 am
Tue September 28, 2010

Van Choc Straw by Mark Dunn

Fri. 9/19: A rebroadcast of an original radio play by Albuquerque playwright Mark Dunn, produced by Camino Real Productions and premiered on KUNM's Radio Theatre in 2009.

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4:18 pm
Thu August 5, 2010

The Insiders' Lounge, written and directed by Leslie Fuller

Sun. 8/8: Welcome to a kind of "Country & Western Twilight Zone" - a strange, yet eerily familiar parallel universe, where lonely people who don't "fit in" may for the very first time find themselves, and a home ... if they're lucky.

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3:56 pm
Thu August 5, 2010

Medea by Euripides (Part 2)

Sunday 8/29: The Theatre from the Land of Enchantment series very proudly presents the Vortex Theatre Company's production of Euripides' classic Greek tragedy Medea.

Directed by Shepard Sobel, and starring Angela Littleton as Medea and Peter Diseth as Jason, with an outstanding supporting cast of Albuquerque's finest actors.

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3:10 pm
Thu August 5, 2010

Medea by Euripides (Part 1)

Sun. 8/22: Radio Theatre's Theatre from the Land of Enchantment series very proudly presents the Vortex Theatre Company's production of Euripides' classic Greek tragedy Medea.

Directed by Shepard Sobel, and starring Angela Littleton as Medea and Peter Diseth as Jason, with an outstand supporting cast of Albuquerque's finest actors.

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1:51 pm
Thu August 5, 2010

"The Dark Sleep: Nick Nocturne Mystery," and "Time Out for Bill Lizard"

Two mind-bending magical mystery plays for your radio theater enjoyment.

The Dark Sleep:
Nick Nocturne Private Eye, is asked to take on a case to find a client's dead wife whose body has never been found. The client's wife appears only in dreams. Using his special skills as a lucid dreamer, Nick decides to "sleep on it."

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