RADIO HOUR • Radio Plays SERIES (Alpha List)

Radio Hour with Plan-B Theatre Company and KUER

RADIO HOUR is a co-production between Salt Lake City’s Plan-B Theatre Company and the University of Utah’s Public Radio station KUER. Jerry Rapier is Artistic Director at Plan-B and Doug Fabrizio is the host at KUER. Since 2005, RadioWest and Plan-B Theatre Company have partnered to bring the art of radio drama to modern audiences. From adaptations of beloved tales to original plays from local playwrights, we’ve delighted audiences with Christmas mysteries and Halloween frights. This series has been unprecedented in its success and is in its 15th year.

These plays are in process. They will be in  the catalog and available by March 2020. FAIRYANA is available now.


THE SHOWS:

RADIO HOUR Episode 1 –– RADIO POE by Cheryl Ann Cluff  (53 minutes) Three actors and a sound effects artist will perform adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe’s stories “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Premature Burial.” If ever there was a match made in, well… a Halloween delight! RADIO HOUR is a co-production between Salt Lake City’s Plan-B Theatre Company and the University of Utah’s Public Radio station KUER. ORDER #3234

RADIO HOUR Episode 2 –– ZERO HOUR & HITCHHIKER by Matthew Ivan Bennett  (54 minutes) Two classic tales perfect for Halloween – complete with live sound effects. We’ve got Ray Bradbury’s Zero Hour and you’ll hear Lucille Fletcher’s The Hitch-Hiker much like you would have when the Mercury Theatre first did it in 1946. RADIO HOUR is a co-production between Salt Lake City’s Plan-B Theatre Company and the University of Utah’s Public Radio station KUER. ORDER #3235

RADIO HOUR Episode 3 –– LAVENDAR & EXILE by Matthew Ivan Bennett (52 minutes) Another Halloween offering! Two original plays – Lavender & Exile – based on ghost stories from Salt Lake City. RADIO HOUR is a co-production between Salt Lake City’s Plan-B Theatre Company and the University of Utah’s Public Radio station KUER. ORDER #3236

RADIO HOUR Episode 4 –– FRANKENSTEIN by Matthew Ivan Bennett  (54 minutes) Mary Shelley’s horror classic Frankenstein – adapted for radio. It’s a story of hubris – and of the monsters we create when we abandon compassion and accountability. A great Halloween offering! RADIO HOUR is a co-production between Salt Lake City’s Plan-B Theatre Company and the University of Utah’s Public Radio station KUER. ORDER #3237

RADIO HOUR Episode 5 –– ALICE by Matthew Ivan Bennett (52 minutes) In 1862, Lewis Carroll created a tale to delight a little girl. That girl of course was named Alice, and 3 years later the story was published as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Since then, the journey down the rabbit hole has become a favorite – reproduced in silent films, Walt Disney animation, television, comics and even video games. A dark reimagining of Carroll’s enduring tale, perfect for Halloween. RADIO HOUR is a co-production between Salt Lake City’s Plan-B Theatre Company and the University of Utah’s Public Radio station KUER. ORDER #3238

RADIO HOUR Episode 6 –– MARATHON of the previous seasons (No new scripts) Not available for production.

RADIO HOUR Episode 7 –– SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE BLUE CARBUNCLE by Matthew Ivan Bennett (52 minutes) Holmes & Watson must discover how the Countess of Morcar’s stolen jewel came to be inside a Christmas goose. The mystery begins with a street fight and ends with a full confession. Join us for wild goose chase of a holiday whodunit, performed as radio drama. RADIO HOUR is a co-production between Salt Lake City’s Plan-B Theatre Company and the University of Utah’s Public Radio station KUER. Perfect for Halloween, or any time of the year. ORDER #3239

RADIO HOUR Episode 8 –– FAIRYANA by Eric Samuelsen  (53 minutes) It’s a dark, funny story of three misanthropic, alcoholic writers of a sickeningly sweet children’s television show. They’re pulling out all the stops for the Christmas special, which means resurrecting Snoogums, a character so villainous, he possesses his creator. What better time to rethink cute and cuddly then the holidays? RADIO HOUR is a co-production between Salt Lake City’s Plan-B Theatre Company and the University of Utah’s Public Radio station KUER. A story for Christmas. ORDER #3240 [CURRENTLY AVAILABLE. Email us for particulars.]

RADIO HOUR Episode 9  –– GRIMM by Matthew Ivan Bennett (55 minutes) An adaptation of three beloved Grimm Brother stories to their original, dark tellings: Little Snow-White, Rapunzel, and The Juniper Tree, that is perfect for Halloween! RADIO HOUR is a co-production between Salt Lake City’s Plan-B Theatre Company and the University of Utah’s Public Radio station KUER. ORDER #3241

RADIO HOUR Episode 10 –– OTHERWHERE by Matthew Ivan Bennett (51 minutes) Friday, we’re talking about the disputed practice of channeling. Over the years there have been writers who attributed the books they had written not to themselves, but to disembodied spirits. It’s a practice that’s mostly been debunked, but there are those who swear by it. Our Host is joined by a man who has created quite a following and a stir with a book he says he has channeled. The day before Halloween seems a fitting time to talk to Dr. Arlen Childs about Otherwhere. RADIO HOUR is a co-production between Salt Lake City’s Plan-B Theatre Company and the University of Utah’s Public Radio station KUER. ORDER #3242

RADIO HOUR Episode 11 –– YULETIDE by Matthew Ivan Bennett  (53minutes) Celebrate the Holidays, with three stories. The first two are family-friendly classics: “The Little Match Girl” and “The Gift of the Magi.” The last one though is a French Christmas legend about Hans Trapp, an anti-Santa character who cooks and eats the children who are naughty. It’s called “The Black Knight.” Christmas both light and dark. RADIO HOUR is a co-production between Salt Lake City’s Plan-B Theatre Company and the University of Utah’s Public Radio station KUER. ORDER #3243

RADIO HOUR Episode 12  –– STAND by Matthew Ivan Bennett (51 minutes) What if the Pledge of Allegiance ended with “liberty and justice for all … citizens”? RADIO HOUR is a co-production between Salt Lake City’s Plan-B Theatre Company and the University of Utah’s Public Radio station KUER. ORDER #3244

RADIO HOUR Episode 13 –– TROLL by Matthew Ivan Bennett (53 minutes) A dark comedy about an internet troll who becomes a real one. RADIO HOUR is a co-production between Salt Lake City’s Plan-B Theatre Company and the University of Utah’s Public Radio station KUER. ORDER #3245

RADIO HOUR Episode 14 –– CIRCLE by Matthew Ivan Bennett (48 minutes) Nothing quite says happy holidays like a futuristic A.I. take over – which is why our annual Radio Hour is bringing you “a little sentient A.I. for the holidays.” A sci-fi experiment, “CIRCLE.” RADIO HOUR is a co-production between Salt Lake City’s Plan-B Theatre Company and the University of Utah’s Public Radio station KUER. ORDER #3246