RADIO HOUR veterans Jay Perry & Teresa Sanderson on EPISODE 9: GRIMM

Jay Perry & Teresa Sanderson have been two of the most familiar faces at Plan-B Theatre over the past decade.  Teresa most recently appeared in 3; Jay most recently appeared in CLEARING BOMBS and both are RADIO HOUR regulars. RADIO HOUR EPISODE 9: GRIMM is Teresa’s seventh episode and Jay’s ninth episode. Jay Perry: We’re in the middle of rehearsals right now for for RADIO HOUR GRIMM and I’m having the strangest dreams . . . Not only are they incredibly visceral, I’m also experiencing what feels like telepathy.  Last night, I spoke with a friend I haven’t seen in years and I woke, feeling as if we had actually communicated somehow. his morning I’m having coffee from the the same RADIO HOUR mug I’ve been using since 2005. In these nine years with RADIO HOUR, I’ve realized that my dreams are always more realistic this time of year. I see mysterious places, wildly vivid faces and creatures with magic powers. The landscapes and details stay in my mind for hours, sometimes days. Some never leave my memory at all. It begins to happen during rehearsal, when hearing becomes more acute and I’m listening closely to the amazing sounds and intonations coming from the actors and the sound effects around me. A world begins to emerge as my mind paints moving pictures, cascading into scenes of real life. These are waking dreams. No wonder, then, that when I’m asleep, it’s as if I’m wide awake . . . and this Wednesday, the radio allows us to share our waking dream, in a sort of electronic telepathy, with anyone who tunes in. Like...

Bill Allred on RADIO HOUR EPISODE 9: GRIMM

BILL ALLRED makes his third appearance in Plan-B’s RADIO HOUR. He has also appeared in Plan-B’s Script-In-Hand Series readings of STANDING ON CEREMONY: THE GAY MARRIAGE PLAYS and 8 and co-hosted several AND THE BANNED PLAYED ON events. Bill is best known as the co-host of X96’s Radio From Hell Show. GRIMM will be the third Plan-B RADIO HOUR that it’s been my privelige to participate in as an actor. I started with ALICE; then there was SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE BLUE CARBUNCLE and now GRIMM. Of the three plays, all by Matt Bennett, this one is the darkest. the edgiest, and the most daring. It is also the funniest. The darkness comes, of course, from the source material; the original Grimm fairy tales. The “Rapunzel” we will perform for you here sure ain’t no Disney Tangled. And our version of “Little Snow White” has dwarves and a wicked queen and a magic mirror, but then things go very wrong. But the funny stuff? The laugh lines? The slightly off-kilter jokes? Thats all Matt Bennett. Where does all of that dark funny humor come from? He seems so nice and quiet and polite in person. I probably don’t want to know. I’m just personally thrilled to be a part of this RADIO HOUR. It makes me realize what my dream job would have been. If only I could have been born a couple of decades earlier and been a radio actor. My great thanks to Plan-B for letting me find that. Let’s bring back the golden age of radio drama. Matthew Ivan Bennett’s RADIO HOUR EPISODE 9: GRIMM receives its world...

Playwright Matthew Ivan Bennett on RADIO HOUR EPISODE 9: GRIMM (2014/15 Season, Show #1)

Matthew Ivan Bennett has been Plan-B’s resident playwright since 2007, when he wrote his first radio play, RADIO HOUR EPISODE 3: LAVENDER & EXILE.  Since then RADIO HOUR EPISODE 4: FRANKENSTEIN, BLOCK 8, DI ESPERIENZA, RADIO HOUR EPISODE 5: ALICE, MESA VERDE, RADIO HOUR EPISODE 7: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE BLUE CARBUNCLE, ERIC(A) and DIFFERENT=AMAZING have premiered at Plan-B, along with a plethora of short plays including TERMS OF USE.  His plays RADIO HOUR EPISOD 9: GRIMM and A/VERSION OF EVENTS receive their world premieres as part of the 2014/15 season as shows #1 and 4, respectively. Not all fairies are very nice. That’s a lesson you learn from reading the older editions of the Grimm Brothers’ stories. Fairies will toss your beloved out of a window and drown your ass. Parents will put themselves first. Beauty is a virtue. Disobedient children die. Good children die (but are sometimes resurrected). If you distance yourself from these stories that are so popular in our culture you begin to question whether they’re moral tales at all, or simply stories about horrible things happening with a little faith or magic for flavor. As I wrote, I couldn’t stop from seeing that the old folk tales are unfortunately modern. As Hansel and Gretel’s parents conspire to abandon (and therefore kill) their children in the woods, Susan Smith rolled her car, with her two children locked inside, into a lake. Many of the stories are straight-up horror, like FITCHER’S BIRD. Others are clearly Christian allegories. Really, the collection is too varied to make blanket statements about it, but it’s fair to say that we still...

Radio Hour Episode 9: GRIMM

A world premiere by Matthew Ivan Bennett Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 7:00pm Jeanne Wagner Theatre, Rose Wagner 138 W 300 S, SLC Also broadcast live on KUER’s RadioWest Click here for mini-season and single tickets Resident playwright Matthew Ivan Bennett pens his fifth radio script as RADIO HOUR returns to Halloween for EPISODE 9: GRIMM. “Little Snow-White,” “Rapunzel” and “The Juniper Tree” performed as live radio drama – with you as the live studio audience! – true to their original GRIMM-ness. *If you missed it, stream it at the Radio Hour Archive link below!* Featuring Bill Allred, Colleen Baum, Jay Perry, Teresa Sanderson and Jason Tatom. Original music by David Evanoff. Stage managment by Jennifer Freed. Lighting by Jesse Portillo. Sound engineered by Eric Robinette. Directed by Cheryl Ann Cluff. Bios  |  From the Playwright  |  Radio Hour Archive (stream/download all episodes for Halloween!)  |...

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