From The Mercury Theatre to A Prairie Home Companion, the radio play is a uniquely American art form, and one of this country’s most beloved. During the 1930s through 50s, live performances of plays broadcast over the radio were a part of everyday life. The Arts Radio Network Theatre Project is a unique combination of the nostalgia of classic radio drama, and the excitement of a live theatrical performance. Come see the golden age of radio brought gloriously back to life on stage, featuring some of South Florida’s finest actors! It’s a trip to the past with a modern twist.
ARNTP has partnered with WLRN, South Florida’s public radio station, to create WLRN Radio Theater – a monthly series of radio plays performed at venues throughout South Florida, and broadcast on WLRN on the second Sunday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Performance venues include Arts Garage in Delray Beach and the Broward Centre for the Performing Arts’ Abdo New River Room. For more information, and a list of upcoming performances and broadcasts, visit www.wlrn.org/program/wlrn-radio-theater.
War of the Worlds:
Crest Theatre at Old School Square: 7/15 at 7:30 p.m.
Visit www.oldschoolsquare.org to purchase tickets.
Seminole Theatre in Homestead: 7/22 at 8:00 p.m.
Visit www.seminoletheatre.org to purchase tickets.
Broward Center for the Performing Arts’ Abdo New River Room: 7/23 at 2 and 8 p.m.
Visit www.browardcenter.org to purchase tickets.
Arts Radio Network Theatre Project in the community:
ARNTP Artistic Director John Watts recently served as consultant for a radio play summer camp presented by the Center for Creative Education in West Palm Beach. The camp was lead by actor/arts educator Kim Cozort, a familiar face to ARNTP audiences from her past performances in Casablanca and The Thin Man. 14 students presented The Noisy Night Visitors, created by Raven Radio Theatre.