Friday-Sunday, June 2-4
WJSL East Dennis
WJSL East Dennis is a unique staging of three short plays. Two are thrillers by Lucille Fletcher, originally presented as radio plays in the 1940s: Sorry, Wrong Number and The Hitchhiker. The third play is the touching and humorous Save Me a Place at Forest Lawn by Lorees Yerby. Performances: Friday, June 2 and Sunday, June 4 at 7:30 pm; Saturday, June 3 matinee at 3 pm. Tickets: $15. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the library (508.385.8151) or emailing email@example.com.
Fletcher’s plays were originally heard by families gathered together in the comfort of their own living rooms to hear disembodied voices emanating from a radio console. Director Elsa Bastone’s innovative production gives audiences a view into the old-time radio studio itself, where actors, organist, announcer, and sound effects people wove their magic for a listening audience. For this paean to the Golden Age of radio drama, Bastone (picture above) has selected gems from the radio play repertoire, notably, Sorry, Wrong Number, which the legendary actor Orson Welles called "the greatest single radio script ever written!”
WJSL East Dennis stars Bob Redding, Jane Taylor, Kay De Ford, and June Douglas-White. Supporting actors: Louis Maloof and Judy L'Heureux. Sound effects: Bob Redding. Music: Ruth McKendree Treen.
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