Radio drama has been called the “Theatre of the Imagination” and the “Theatre of the Mind.” In its heyday it kept the nation entertained through Prohibition, the Depression, WWII and well into the 50’s before its eclipse by television.
In our recreations of a vintage radio drama, you will see with your ears. Of course you hear the carriage wheels clopping over the cobbles of gas lit, fog-cloaked Victorian London pull up in front of 221b Baker Street but you also hear that shambles of a correspondence-strewn room chocked in acrid pipe smoke and hear its remarkable, impossible, brilliant violin sawing-inhabitant clad in a hideous purple dressing gown. You hear the moors cloaked in all their menace and mystery and hear every fang of the monster that haunts them.
Join us September 20 at 7 PM and Sunday September 22 at 2 when we invite you to experience radio drama as it might have been in the late 1940’s. Wine and hors d’oeuvres precede the Friday performance and the Sunday “broadcast” is followed by a full Afternoon Tea.
Tickets (which include the program and reception) are $30 for adults, $ 25 for seniors and $10 for students and are available at oakparkfestival.com, The Visitors’ Center 1010 Lake Street or by phone at 708-445-4440.