On Saturday, December 6th, 2014, a 24-member cast and 9-member crew staged an evening of live radio drama at the Sitka Performing Arts Center.
Directors Suzan Brawnlyn and Megan Pasternak chose a variety of plays, including a classic Western, a Sherlock Holmes mystery set during the holidays, and four original works by Seattle-based playwright John Longenbaugh. Gather round, close your eyes and listen closely…
A recording of this performance will air on Christmas Day – December 25th, 2014 – at 8PM on KCAW Sitka. Tune 104.7 FM or 90.1 FM, or stream live here.
THE FULL SHOW:
EACH OF THE SIX PLAYS:
Wild Jack Rhett, from the series “Escape,” aired Dec. 17, 1950
Starring Emeterio Hernandez, Adam Litten, Seaton Bryan, Erin Fulton, Emily Kwong, John Stein, Ira Snelling, Angelo Cannizzaro, and Mary Barrett. Music by Celia Lubin. Directed by Megan Pasternak.
In the Trees, by John Longenbaugh
We’re high in the tree canopy of the South American rain forest, upwards of 60 feet above the forest floor.
Part 1: It’s a lovely late afternoon. Hanging on one long tree limb are three large sloths: Oliver, Cynthia and Albert. Oliver is hanging between Albert and Cynthia. He has just woken up with a start.
Part 2: Same setting as before, but eight years later. Oliver fell out of the tree. Two of the sloths, Albert and Cynthia, are hanging from the same limb.
Starring Phil Horton, Tracy Turner, and Jay Sweeney. Directed by Suzan Brawnlyn.
Facecookie, by John Longenbaugh
Two men, two women, all at their computers. It’s Sunday afternoon on Facebook.
Starring Luciano Cannizzaro, Rachel Waldholz, Addie Fowler, and Phil Horton. Directed by Megan Pasternak.
New World Under, by John Longenbaugh
A retelling of the Persephone myth which explains the changing of the seasons, from spring to fall and winter.
Starring Jessica Menary, Zack Desmond, and Stefanie Ask. Directed by Suzan Brawnlyn.
Sherlock Holmes: The Night Before Christmas, from the Sherlock Holmes series on the Mutual Broadcasting Company. Aired Dec. 24, 1945.
Starring Emeterio Hernandez, Calvin Drake, Janet Drake, Luciano Cannizzaro, Athena Hughes, Bethany Boyer-Rechlin, Jack Petersen, Zeke Blackwell, and Seaton Bryan. Music by Celia Lubin. Directed by Suzan Brawnlyn.
This performance was organized by Sikta Community Theater, with sponsorship from the Sitka Fine Arts Camp, Alaskan Dream Cruises, and the Greater Sitka Arts Council.
Directed by Suzan Brawnlyn and Megan Pasternak
Produced by Shannon Haugland
Technical Direction by J Bradley and Monica Ague
Sound Effects by Jeanne Stolberg, Mary Beth Palof, and Karen Upcraft
Sound by John Herchenrider
Lights by Moncia Ague
Visual Effects by Phil Horton and J Bradley
Stage Managment by Tom Hesse
KCAW Radio Production by Emily Kwong