Beowulf Alley’s Old Time Radio Theatre Company
May 4 Performances Bring Comedy and Suspense
(Tucson, AZ) Beowulf Alley Theatre’s Old Time Radio Theatre Company will presents classic productions from the golden days of radio, to be presented at the theatre, 11 South 6th Avenue (Downtown between Broadway and Congress) on May 4 and May 18, 2010. Performances are at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 each for the first two children ages 6-12, cash at the door, no reservations required and general seating. For additional information, please go to our website at www.beowulfalley.org or call the box office at (520) 882-0555.
Father Knows Best: The Housekeeper, was originally performed on June 22, 1950. This all-American family comedy success is geared toward all age groups, followed by one of radio’s classic heroic-hero adventures, Doc Savage: The Sinister Sleep, originally presented April 14, 1934.
Father Knows Best ran on NBC Radio from 1945 to 1954, when it switched to CBS television. It starred Robert Young and June Whitley (later, Jean Vander Pyl) and went on to television fame with Young and Jane Wyatt. The show is often regarded as an example of the conservative and paternalistic nature of American family life in the 1950s and it is also cited as an overly rosy portrayal of American family life. The lead character changed on television from a sarcastic dominant head-of-house to a much more subdued and gentle hand.
Doc Savage, a fictional comic character, popular in the 1930s and 40s "... rights wrongs and punishes evildoers." The character appeared in comic books, film and radio and today’s graphic novels. Clark Savage Jr. was a physician, surgeon, scientist, adventurer, inventor, explorer, researcher, and musician. A team of scientists assembled by his father deliberately trained his mind and body to near-superhuman abilities almost from birth, giving him great strength and endurance, a photographic memory, a mastery of the martial arts, and vast knowledge of the sciences. Doc is also a master of disguise and an excellent imitator of voices.
He lived by his creed and invited the youth of the day to do the same –
“Let me strive every moment of my life to make myself better and better, to the best of my ability, that all may profit by it. Let me think of the right and lend all my assistance to those who need it, with no regard for anything but justice. Let me take what comes with a smile, without loss of courage. Let me be considerate of my country, of my fellow citizens and my associates in everything I say and do. Let me do right to all, and wrong no man.”
Directed by Sheldon Metz, the Old Time Radio Theatre Company includes Jacob Brown, Jon Benda, Warren Bodow, Janet Bruce, Joel Charles, Geri Courtney-Austein, Sydney Flynn, Vince Flynn, Audrey Ann Gambach, Barbara Glover, Bill La Point, Steve McKee, Mark McLemore, Joan O'Dwyer, Jessica Risco, Jeff Scotland, Ina Shivack, Jared Stokes, Pat Timm, John Vornholt, and Brian Wees plus occasional guest performers and the technical genius of Mike Saxon and Samuel De Jesus.
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