Studio@620 WMNF Radio Theatre Project
Live Radio Theatre
Join us for the Second Season of the Studio@620 WMNF Live Radio Theatre Project!
May 23, 2011
Monday May 23 marks the final Radio Theatre performance for the season and will include these radio scripts:
"Touring" by Florida author, Sheila CowleyTouring by Sheila Cowley - A tour guide, the jungle, and questions of truth;
"Back in Fifteen" by Florida authors, Mark McKain and Lisa Rosenthal - A comedy of a somewhat limited time machine;
"Appointed Rounds": penned by our very own Florida author Matt Cowley - Take your daughter to work day, at death's door.
Don't miss this final opportunity of the season to be a part of the audience!
March 21, 2011
Studio@620 WMNF Radio Theatre Project will Broadcast Live on March 21, 2011!
CUBAN BREAD A play in 15 scenes set in 1930's Ybor City.
Written and Directed by Denis Calandra Adapted for Radio by Matt Cowley and Denis Calandra 7 pm Monday, March 21, 2011
In CUBAN BREAD, former anarchist firebrand Alfonso Rivera is hired by cigar workers as a Lector to read politics, news and "Don Quixote" while they work. Older now and weary of politics, he is forced to confront his personal demons and his romantic past at a crucial moment in 1930s Cuban American history. Though he has grown weary of her utopian rhetoric, he cannot resist the charms of his former mistress, the younger labor organizer, Rosa Ramirez. Alfonso passes on his wisdom to Rosa's ward, Luis, through baseball, Cervantes, and a genial sense of humor. The Tampa establishment forces Rivera to choose between deep South ignorance and hard line organizers in the city's Cuban enclave, Ybor City. Amidst the excitement of a musical benefit performance, Rivera's choice may have tragic consequences for those closest to him. Much of the action in CUBAN BREAD is set in a context of music and fantasy. The story is re-told through he memory of Rosa's niece, Maria Antonia. The play was inspired byincidents which occurred in 1931-32. Though written as an entertaining fiction, research for CUBAN BREAD included interviews, local newspaper accounts, editorials and trial transcripts. The play premiered at the USF Arte 2005 Festival.
February 21, 2011
Mrs Rawling's Mess, a stage play in two acts adapted for the Radio Theatre Project by Greg Johnson, Directed by Bob Devin Jones
The events depicted in Mrs. Rawlings’ Mess are based on a 1942 civil lawsuit forinvasion of privacy filed by Zelma Cason against Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, the Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Yearling. Miss Cason objected to her characterization inRawlings’ nonfiction work Cross Creek, a portrait of her rural community in Florida.The legal wrangling between these two Florida pioneers spanned 6 years and reached its height in a 1946 courtroom battle now called the Cross Creek Trial.
Suggested donation $10 and $5 for Students.
Performance will be signed for the hearing impaired.
See it Live or On the Radio
Can't make the live show? Radio Theatre performances are rebroadcast on WMNF 88.5 FM each week. Soundstage is heard at 9pm on Sundays on WMNF- 88.5 HD 3
Soundstage can also be heard at http://www.wmnf.org/listen.
and Sounstage website http://www.radiosoundstage.com
Previously Scheduled Readings
Monday, January 24, 2011:
Better Half, a one-act play by Noel CowardThe play. written in 1922 but never published, was thought to be lost but found in Lord Chamberlain's (censored) Plays collection in the British Museum in 2007.
Before Breakfast, a short monologue by Eugene O Neill''My boy, why don't you write pleasanter plays?'' O'Neill's father, James, asked when he saw ''Before Breakfast'' in rehearsal.
Trifles, a murder mystery by Susan Glaspell The play explores gender relationships, power between the sexes and the nature of truth