HAMPTON RECREATION COMMISSION
For immediate release:
BENEFIT PERFORMANCE: THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER
Prometheus Theatre of the Air returns to
Hampton Community Center, 8:00 PM, December 13, to perform the 1940s
radio adaptations of “The Shop Around the Corner.” The show is a
revival of performances done on the air by the Screen Guild Theater in 1940,
and Lux Radio Theater in 1941.
Prometheus Theatre of the Air is a troupe of actors, playwrights, and
technicians, mostly from Eastern Connecticut, which produces and performs
live radio dramas. They perform both adaptations of classic novels and
plays, as well as original works. Prometheus originated in 2012, with a
performance of an updated version of the 1938 Mercury Theatre on the Air
production of “The War of the Worlds” on WHUS, the UConn radio station.
Since then, the troupe has performed five other radio plays: Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” Anton Chekhov’s “Three Sisters” : a Halloween show, “Three Ghost Stories;”
“Paradiddle” by Robert Dean Klein and Craig A. Singer ; and “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen. In October 2017, Prometheus re-enacted “Three Ghost Stories” at the Hampton Community Center.
Mark Lowe is the founder and director of the company, and its chief writer.
Rounding out the cast and crew — some of whom are returning from “Three
Ghost Stories” and some of whom will be newcomers to Hampton — are Michele
Abbazia, Vince Chaisson, Miriam Drew, Jim Hetrick, Zach Lewis, Jim York,
and Jill Zarcone. Jim York will again be organizing live sound effects while Zach also returns to run recorded effects and music. All performers have speaking roles.
Admission of $10 (children free) is a donation to the Covenant Soul Kitchen in Willimantic.
INFO: Gay Wagner, Hampton Recreation Commission, 860-455-9875