2 pm – Rocky Jordan (live stage performance of old time radio show)
Rocky Jordan was a radio series about an American restaurateur in Cairo who each week became involved in some kind of mystery or adventure. The show was broadcast on CBS from October 31, 1948 to September 10, 1950 and then again from June 27, 1951 to August 22, 1951.
2:30 pm – Jean Sherrard (special guest)
Writer, actor, videographer; founder and artistic director of the Globe Radio Repertory. Jean’s productions ran on NPR Playhouse in the 80’s and early 90’s, playing on member stations all over the country.
The Globe Radio Repertory was founded in Seattle in 1982 to bring the classics of world literature to a new and wider audience. Radio was chosen as medium because it communicates best the essential qualities of classical literature.
The Globe produced four major series over the next decade, beginning with Don Quixote, and subsequently, Dead Souls, Madame Bovary, and last, 16 Stories by Anton Chekhov. Each dramatization was adapted by writer John Siscoe in collaboration with writer/director Jean Sherrard.
John our conversation with Jean Sherrard , Sat , Feb 4 th.
Event Location: St. John United Lutheran Church, 5515 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103.
Saturday, February 24, 2018
7:30 pm :
In the Golden Age of Radio Theater, luminaries of American Comedy–e.g. Lucille Ball, Eve Arden, Marie Wilson–created characters that entertained millions, and, developed programming models that were the blueprint of modern entertainment.
In programs like, “My Favorite Husband“, “Our Miss Brooks” and “My Friend Irma“, pioneers such as Lucy, Eve and Marie, took center stage in a new medium and brought characters to life that grew and developed over time and across radio, TV & film.
On Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, two of today’s brightest Comediennes, Amy Miller and Emma Arnold, will use their comic talents to bring those hilarious programs to life in full-cast performances of comic masterpieces from radio’s Golden Age.
Two complete (30 min) comedies–performed & recorded live
Video retrospectives about the Women of Radio Theater
A wine & beer bar
Raffles & door prizes