|Live Radio Plays|
|Directed by Sean Henson||at Stage Coach Players Theater in DeKalb|
The radio plays will be one episode each of Duffy's Tavern, Father Knows Best and My Friend Irma (each lasting approximately 1/2 hour). They will be performed live at SCP Theatre on Sunday, April 22 starting at 7:00 PM. The first will be broadcast live on 1360 WLBK. Admission is FREE.
Duffy's Tavern was heard from 1940 to 1952 and was hailed from the start by both critics and the working-class. Duffy's Tavern was an imaginary place in New York City, where the "elite meet to eat." Ed Gardner played Archie the Manager who was as "real" sounding as any character on radio. His use and abuse of language was "exempulary".
The radio version of Father Knows Best starred Robert Young and was the forerunner to the classic TV show of the same name. It aired from 1949 to 1952. The plots are family friendly, often misunderstandings that get blown out of proportion, generation gap issues or trivial but lesson-inspiring arguments between the kids.
My Friend Irma tells the story of a dim-witted blonde stenographer named Irma Peterson, played by Marie Wilson, and the daily high-jinx that she gets into with her screwy friends. One of Irma's best friends was her logical and very dependable roommate, and narrator of the show, Jane Stacy. It aired from 1947 to 1954.
* Laura Kuroda * Kevin Luby * Lana Marten * Geoff Maxfield * Ron Meyer * Lawrence Nepodahl * Tammy Shelton *