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The Golden Age Of Radio

"The Golden Age Of Radio”, group of 3 shows originally presented on the radio: The Philadelphia Story, The Cask Of Amontillado, and Arsenic And Old Lace, and was presented on October 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, & 23, 2005 at the Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park Theatre as the 1st play of the 73rd season.
When the original production for that slot could not be done, quick thinking and timing came up with a delightful alternative in the form of these shows being done on the set of an oldtime radio show.  The cast became the performers in the studio as they went "on the air" live.

"The Philadelphia Story" is a classic comedy by Phillip Barry.  It centers on a wealthy socialite, Tracy Lord, who is about to married for the 2nd time.  That is until her ex-husband C.K. Dexter Haven shows up and spoils the plans.  Add a couple of reporters and a less than normal family into the mix for a lot of laughs.

"The Cask Of Amontillado" is a true horror classic by Edgar Allan Poe.  The Narrator of the story has been over insulted by Fortunato and vows revenge.  The plot to murder Fortunato is to lure him unsuspectingly to his demise by the offer of a Amontillado wine.

"Arsenic And Old Lace" is the wonderful comedy that finished this trio of shows.  Written by B.J. George the show focus around Mortimer Brewster who is visiting his two aunts.  Abigail and Martha have a unique way of helping elderly gentlemen, by offering them a glass of elderberry wine, with a special addition.  Mortimer's brother, Jonathank, freshly escaped from prison, arrives with his friend Dr. Einstein.  Add a brother who thinks he's Teddy Roosevelt, some dead bodies and the laughs are many.

 

Production Staff and Cast:

Production Staff

Director

Eric Clement

Assistant Director

Ryan Ruffatti

Producers

Brian Esposito & Jan Novotny

Set Designer

Eric Clement

Cast

The Philadelphia Story

Sidney Kidd

Jim Shannon

Seth Lord

Tony Shannon

George Kittridge

Tim Carpenter

Librarian

Nicole LaFrancis

Tracy Lord

Jessica Granger

Dinah Lord

Beth Spesia

Edward

James Vinopal

Margaret Lord

Penny Gustafson

C.K. Dexter Haven

Patrick Green

Mike Conner

Mike Manolakes

Liz Imbrie/ Lady Esther

Heather Hummel

The Cask Of Amontillado

The Narrator

Mike Manolakes

Fortunato

Tony Shannon

Montresor

Jim Shannon

Arsenic And Old Lace
 

The Narrator

Nicole LaFrancis

Officer O'Hara

Jim Shannon

Teddy

Tony Shannon

Mortimer

Tim Carpenter

Abby

Jessica Granger

Martha

Penny Gustafson

Jonathon

Brian Esposito

Dr. Einstein

Patrick Green

Officer Brophy

Nicholas Hannah

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