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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
Sun. 8/1 - Another fantastic, futuristic radio theater adventure! Somewhere in the future, a group of friends become marooned in the internet as they are beamed from one cyber-party to the next.
Somewhere in the future, Bastion West - the famed Bon Vivant - and his friends become marooned in the internet as they are beamed from one cyber party to the next, as their identities break down their situation becomes desperate, then they meet a strange entity that may help. (Note: contains adult themes). Produced by The Wireless Theatre Company.
Oscar Wilde was arguably the father of the sound bite: the master of the bon mot, who is still widely quoted more than a century after his death. When he was put on trial and charged with "gross indecency" in the spring of 1895, Wilde brought his wit to the stand, with disastrous results.
Our story this week is about the consequences of language, and of speaking an open truth in a closed society.
Oscar Wilde was arguably the father of the sound bite: the master of the bon mot, who is still widely quoted more than a century after his death. When he was put on trial and charged with "gross indecency" in the spring of 1895, Wilde brought his wit to the stand, with disastrous results. Starring Julian Sands, Peter Paige, Ian Ogilvy, and Simon Templeman as Oscar Wilde. From LA Theatre Works.
Sun. 6/27: Little Frieda, with the assistance of Mojo, attempts to unravel the mystery of the "thing" lurking within the McIllroy mansion. Whatever it is, it's illusive, mischievous and perhaps dangerous. But whatever traps they set, it's Mojo who always ends up getting caught.
Sun. 6/20: On October 30th, 1938, the War of the Worlds was a rousing radio success. But whatever happened to the Ramon Raquello Orchestra whose performance was preempted that same evening? It's a long story and it starts and finishes with a lone trombone. A rollicking adventure story, in which a young newspaperman, with help from an old flame, tracks down a killer, showing more persistence than detective brilliance.
Sun. 5/30 - The exciting conclusion of the latest Captain Underhill mystery, followed by The Fall of the Hero by Frederick Greenhalgh.
Sir Grace was the most valiant of all knights, decked in glorious armor that glowed in the sun and a record of dragon-slaying and maiden saving on par with none. But a battle with a renowned wizard with ambiguous ambitions forces Sir Grace to consider things he never imagined, and face his greatest enemy yet: himself.
Sun. 5/16: Captain Underhill and Doctor Scofield recount their very first case. April, 1961. It is tourist season on Cape Cod? and open season on the President.
Having sent its favorite son to the White House, Cape Cod has come under the spell of Camelot. Young police deputy Waverly Underhill meets Doctor Scofield for the very first time, and together they seek to stop an assassination plot that anyone would call crazy: it appears that John Wilkes Booth has returned to kill another President.
Something very powerful is happening and it may be traced back to the old African gods.
Jack Flanders recieves a call from Costa Rica, it's his old friend , Mojo Sam. Mojo has a problem, her name is Amy Nelson. She has been experiencing a strange phenomenon, a "light" appears, hovering nearby, sometimes in the trees, sometimes outside her window, sometimes above her bed. This happens whenever she's involved in a relationship.