First of the “Third Age – Onstage” live radio drama series ran Sept 29-Oct 1: “The Strange Sisters”
Three devoted sisters…
and then there were two…
10 bucks and a glass of wine and you can travel back in time when radio stations presented the very best in Murder Mysteries. Be part of the studio audience as we present a radio drama from 1946 that features three sisters in a tangle of love, jealousy and pure hatred.
In the first of the series, The Three Penny Theatre presented The Strange Sisters Friday through Sunday on the first weekend of October.
It’s all part of California Stage’s “Third Age – Onstage,” a professionally oriented company of senior actors to create and present theatrical productions for Sacramento audiences.
The company will continue presenting these vintage radio scripts (mystery, comedy, etc.) in readings — sound effects and all — before live audiences. They will be broadcast over radio station KUBU-FM (96.5).
Watch CalStage.org for announcements about the following shows in the series!
California Stage’s upcoming production of Marat/Sade comes from the unflinching pen of German dramatist Peter Weiss. who spent his career shedding light on the darkest sides of human nature.
Born Lutheran with Jewish roots in 1916 Germany, Weiss and his family were forced to flee Nazi persecution in 1934. He eventually settled in Sweden where he taught art and film theory at the University of Stockholm. He is known for his experimental films and avant garde plays including The Investigation (a docudrama about the Frankfurt trials), The Viet Nam Discourse, Trotsky in Exile, and others. His Marat/Sade premiered in London in 1964 before transferring to Broadway in 1965 to win the Tony for Best Play. Weiss died in Sweden in 1982.