Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play
by: Joe Landry
A Live Streaming Theatrical Experience
October 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25

Alfred Hitchcock is perhaps the best known and most influential filmmaker in the world, but most people know the Hitchcock of the later period: the director of North by Northwest, Psycho, and The Birds, and the genially macabre host of television’s Alfred Hitchcock Presents. But there is also a formidable Hitchcock of a far older vintage: Hitchcock before he came to America; before he met Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, and Grace Kelly; and working at full power even before the days of talking pictures. Grabbing on to early Hitchcock, as Joe Landry does, opens up new realms of suspense, mysterious attractions, the dark roots of everyday behavior, and the everyday roots of dark behavior.  In Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play, spies, murder, love and other trademarks of Alfred Hitchcock come to life in the style of a 1940s radio broadcast.  With The Lodger, Sabotage and The 39 Steps, Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play is a triple feature, complete with vintage commercials, that recreates a daring train chase, a serial killer’s ominous presence, and a devastating explosion through the magic of live sound effects and musical underscoring.


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Our 2020 Season

The Colored Museum
In a series of 11 “exhibits” (sketches), the review explores and satires prominent themes and identities of African-American culture.
February 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 & March 1

Long Days Journey Into Night
Rescheduled and Modified into the
Eugene O’Neill Project
Written by Eugene O’Neil, this Tony Award winning play revolves around the Tyrone family, consisting of parents James and Mary and their sons Edmund and Jamie. Mary is addicted to morphine and Edmund is ill with tuberculosis. The “Long Day” refers to the setting of the play, which takes place during one day.
February 15 & 16
April 24, 25, 26 and May 1, 2,
Now on June 14, 16, 17, 18, 19 & 20

A Wrinkle in Time
Rescheduled and Modified into Live Stream and Digital Performances
A Wrinkle in Time is the story of Meg Murry, a high-school-aged girl who is transported on an adventure through time and space with her younger brother Charles Wallace and her friend Calvin O’Keefe to rescue her father, a gifted scientist, from the evil forces that hold him prisoner on another planet.

March 21 & 22
June 26, 27, 28 & July10, 11, 12

Merry Wives of Windsor

The Merry Wives of Windsor is a comedy by William Shakespeare.  Falstaff decides to fix his financial woe by seducing the wives of two wealthy merchants. The wives find he sent them identical letters and take revenge by playing tricks on Falstaff when he comes calling. With the help of their husbands and friends, the wives play one last trick in the woods to put Falstaff’s mischief to an end.

June 27 & 28
Aug. 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22. 
Alice in Wonderland
Alice plunges down the rabbit hole and becomes involved in that madcap and deliciously satiric series of adventures immortalized by Lewis Carroll.  Including all your favorite characters like the White Rabbit, The Queen of Hearts, The Mad Hatter, The Cheshire Cat, and more!  Dramatized as a series of fourteen episodes from Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.  This production will be presented in Live Stream Format.

July 18 & 19
Sept. 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27
Vintage Hitchcock: A Radio Play
With The Lodger, Sabotage and The 39 Steps, Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play is a triple feature, complete with vintage commercials, that recreates a daring train chase, a serial killer’s ominous presence, and a devastating explosion through the magic of live sound effects and musical underscoring.
September 12 & 13
Oct. 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25

A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol recounts the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. After their visits, Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man.
October 10 & 11
Dec. 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20. 


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A Man and his Prostate
Starring ED ASNER
Now on November  21 & 22

Based on a true-life experience, a man discovers his inner self in more ways than one. A near tragedy is masterfully transformed into a one-man comedy, perfectly portrayed by Ed Asner in his hilarious visit to the hospital in preparation for a surgery he doesn’t want
Ed Asner, winner of seven Emmy Awards, stars in this comedic look at a serious topic. Dealing with prostate cancer on a personal level, the play was created and written by Ed Weinberger, who, like Asner, has earned numerous Emmy Awards for his television work.  Weinberger wrote for comedy legend Bob Hope, while also plying his craft for stand-up comics Richard Pryor and Dick Gregory. Additionally, Weinberger put his writing skills to work on television for “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson,” “The Cosby Show,” “The Dean Martin Show” and “Taxi.”

Rooted in reality, “A Man and His Prostate” is based on Weinberger’s true-life experience that occurred while vacationing in Italy.  Leisure turned into a jolting medical episode when he was rushed to a hospital for prostate cancer surgery.

Aside from skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among American men, according to the American Cancer Society and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Somber medical realities are woven into a unique stage production that strives to entertain as it informs. 

Tickets will go on sale in October.

Alban Arts Academy
Fall 2020

Registration for Classes now open!

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