"A cross between a medieval pageant wagon and a Kraftwerk concert..." Kyle Hartzwell, Recording Operations Specialist for NPR's Story Corps
Tired of the everyday routine? Ever dream of a life of action and adventure? Want to get away from it all? Raconteur Radio’s staged presentations are designed to free you from the four walls of today for an hour of thrilling suspense, brave deed, and rollicking derring-do!
Raconteur Radio stages theatrical presentations of vintage and original radio plays for live audiences in a variety of venues across the state: libraries, senior centers, community/cultural centers, restaurants, bars, high schools, grammar schools, and, on occasion, private homes.
To book a performance by Raconteur Radio, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Clients may select a play from any past/upcoming performances (listed below). In certain instances, clients may also suggest titles themselves (to meet specific thematic or seasonal needs).
Raconteur Radio Productions are staged around (and amplified by) a standing, fully functioning, art deco "fat boy" with a vintage chrome grill and feature theatrical lighting, costumes, and extensive sound effects. Productions require an 8' X 10' cleared space at the head of a dark room, four or five chairs, and a minimum of twenty minutes to set up.
Past stagings include Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea; The Hobbit; The Great Gatsby; Sunset Boulevard; Casablanca; Rebecca; The Green Hornet; Sherlock Holmes & The Final Problem; The Third Man; Sorry, Wrong Number; The Maltese Falcon; The Twilight Zone; The Abominable Snowman; The Most Dangerous Game; Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein; Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde; The Shadow; A Christmas Carol; The War of the Worlds, The Hitchiker (featuring Michael Nathanson, star of the 2012 Oscar nominated sci-fi short Time Freak); and Flywheel, Shyster, and Flywheel (featuring Welcome Back Kotter's Bobby Hegyes in the role of Chico Marx).
Upcoming productions include Robin Hood of Sherwood; Flash Gordon on the Planet Mongo; Gaslight; The Thing; Razor's Edge; Nightmare Alley; The Spirit; From Russia with Love; Jaws; Midnight Cowboy; Lawrence of Arabia; Oliver Twist; The African Queen; The Lodger; Psycho; The X-Files; Macbeth, and Odd Man Out.
Disclaimer: Raconteur Radio Presentations are considered parody productions. These productions are not sponsored by, endorsed by or affiliated with the original material or its presenters.