For the last few weeks, in addition to my regular schedule, I’ve had a side project. It’s been fun and a little like having multiple personalities. See, I’ve been playing the roles of three characters in the Radio Days series produced by Collaborative Theatre Project—CTP. At first I wasn’t sure I’d be able to do it. Three different people with three different voices and attitudes? Thinking about their story helped some, but changing my posture for each one seemed to make the most difference. They each have their own way of standing and, once I found that, I could adjust my voice and my attitude accordingly. Honestly, I don’t know how the actors who read for audio books do it. They have to sound like different genders, ages, personalities, and attitudes, and these creations start fresh with every book they record. Amazing!
In the show, there are stand-up mics (that look like the one above), a table full of manual sound effects, the person who operates that table, seven actors, a director (doing double-duty as sound assistant), and the behind-the-scene magicians who make sure things happen how and when they’re supposed to.
The first reading is an episode of Fibber McGee and Molly called Scrap Drive. The second is The Gibson Murder Case, a Richard Diamond, Private Detective mystery.
The show will run one more day, Saturday, September 30th at 1:30 p.m.
For tickets, please go to the CTP website, click on Radio Days and scroll down to Fibber McGee and Molly.
Or just show up at the door.
Either way, we’d love to see you there.