free radio scripts (pdf)

These were written to be performed on radio, but most can be staged live for an audience as well….

A  BRIEF  HISTORY  OF  20TH  CENTURY  THEATRE

A survey of dramatic styles as seen through the lens of a hand lotion commercial, then a 7-minute race through “Our Town”, courtesy of Spike Jones.  First broadcast on WCLV in 2000, most recently broadcast in 2005.

DEATH  OF  A  JAZZMAN

A look at musical styles in a bizarre retelling of Arthur Miller’s classic. “Attention! Attention must be paid to a jazzman who buys a set of bagpipes, Biff!”   First broadcast on WCLV in 2001.

PROMETHEUS  AND  THE  GOD(FATHER)

A look at Greek Gods as the “Family” they really are. And a couple of humans plopped on earth with no means to cook a monkey.  First broadcast on WCLV in 2002.

ARTNET

A cruise through the criminal art world with Sergeant Joe Frida. In the future, every radio play will be famous for 15 minutes.   First broadcast on WCLV in 2003.

THE PEPPERONIS

A look at Tony Pepperoni, his family, his therapist, and the violent dough business that just keeps pulling him back in…  First broadcast on WCLV in 2004.

MUSICAL  THEATRE  GEEKS!

Before there was “Glee” there was this game show where two fanatical fans face off on such questions as “Who was the costume designer on the 1914 production of “Banjo Eyes”? And Sudden Death over a Lloyd Webber song…   Most recently broadcast on “Footlight Parade” on WCLV in 2008.

ROGERS  AND  HAMMERSTEIN’S  ”SOUTH  DAKOTA!”

A lost manuscript found! Featuring Billy Bigelow, Anna, the King, Enoch, Ado Annie and many more trying desperately to get to the Dream Ballet.   First broadcast on “Footlight Parade” on WCLV in 2004.

“LOST”  ON  BALI H’AI

A group of castaways including Nathan Detroit, Maria, Tevye, and Sweeney Todd find themselves on a mysterious island… who will eat who first…?   First broadcast on “Footlight Parade” on WCLV in 2008.

PROFESSOR  ERUDITE  L.  PEDANTO  ON  ”SOUND OF MUSIC”,  ”MUSIC MAN”,  ”OKLAHOMA”

Finally proof that “Music Man” is a re-examination of Immanuel Kant’s “Critique of Pure Reason” and other astonishments.    First broadcast on “Footlight Parade” on WCLV in 2004.

PROFESSOR  ERUDITE  L.  PEDANTO  ON  ”SHOWBOAT”

We finally find out just who “Old Man De Mississippi” is and what his relationship is to Big Tobacco.    Most recently broadcast on “Footlight Parade” on WCLV in 2008.

PROFESSOR  ERUDITE  L.  PEDANTO  ON  ”CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG”

The family classic is really an examination of America’s schizophrenic response to the coming oil shortage. Really.   First broadcast on “Footlight Parade” on WCLV in 2005.