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 premiere and opens Plan-B’s 2014/15 Season on October 15. Featuring Bill Allred, Colleen Baum, Teresa Sanderson, Jason Tatom. Original music by Dave Evanoff. Directed by Cheryl Cluff. Click here for more info and tickets.