Stage Shadows "Radio Like You've Never Seen It!" joins The Museum of Television & Radio's Festival of Radio on Friday evening, September 27, 2002 at 7 P.M., with a live recording of two suspenseful thrillers.
In a special tribute to author Henry Slesar, Stage Shadows presents his classic tale, The Chinaman Button about one man's hard choices in a corporate world of corruption and greed. Mr. Slesar's works are known for their quirky twists and fatal turns. Winner of two Edgar awards, he wrote over 500 short stories, ten books, episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents and Twilight Zone, and he won an Emmy during his 15 years as head writer for The Edge of Night. He is credited with coining the phrase "coffee break" for a national ad campaign. Mr. Slesar passed away in April. Stage Shadows is privileged to have produced eight of his 50-plus radio plays.
The Chronology Protection Case, based on the short story by Paul Levinson, radio adaptation by Mark Shanahan with Paul Levinson and Jay Kensinger, and nominated for a 2003 Edgar Allen Poe award for Best Play by Mystery Writers of America, plunges NYC Forensic Detective Phil D'Amato into a surreal world of serial deaths, quantum theorists, and Powers beyond control. Mr. Levinson, winner of the 2000 Locus Award, has authored three novels, over 25 sci-fi short stories, six non-fiction books, and is past president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. He chairs the Communications and Media Studies Department at Fordham University in the Bronx.
This September 27th live recording begins Stage Shadows' sixth season with The Museum of Television & Radio, adding two more plays to the 46 so far produced, of which 43 are audio theatre premieres.
The public is welcome to the live recording, which begins at 7 P.M. at the Museum, located at 25 West 52nd Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues) in the Mark Goodson Theatre. For this Radio Festival production, no reservations are being taken - all seating is on a first-come basis. The Theatre is open beginning at 5 P.M. For information, please call (212) 604-4612.
PRODUCERS: TERRY ASHE-CROFT AND ESMEE