Eventide Theatre Company continues its Summer Play Series on August 10 -12 with Toby Wilson directing Richard Orloff’s “Radio Ridiculous”, a comic homage to the Golden Age of Radio designed to recreate the feel of an evening of old-time radio programs. Performances at 8pm on August 10 and 11, and Sunday, August 12 at 4 pm at the Jacob Sears Memorial Library in Quivett Neck, 23 Center Street in East Dennis, 02641 .
“Radio Ridiculous” is Orloff’s comic tribute to the serialized radio format of the 1930’s and 40’s featuring three self-contained segments spoofing classic radio drama from the period. “Sorry You’ve Got My Wrong Number”, a parody of radio suspense programs, “The Wacko Brothers”, a send-up reminiscent of the Marx Brothers/Abbot & Costello comedy teams, and “A Tale of Two Miserables”, a condensed classic mash-up of the works of Victor Hugo and Charles Dickens.
Orloff’s one-acts have had over 1700 productions on six of the seven continents, plus a staged reading in Antarctica. Seven of his one-acts have been published in the annual Best American Short Plays series.
“Radio Ridiculous” is to be presented as a live broadcast set in a 1940’s period radio studio, with actors playing over 70 vocal characters and a large array of studio sound effects. The cast includes Tom Crutchfield, Janet Geist-Moore, Barry Lew, Leigh Wilson, and Cleo Zani.
Tickets for all Summer Play Festival performances are $15.00 for adults and $12.00 for students and are available at the door by cash or check only. For more information about Eventide Theatre Company please visit the website at www.eventidearts.org.