FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Plan-B Theatre & KUER 90.1's RadioWest present a world premiere by Matthew Ivan Bennett, adapted from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Friday, October 27, 2023
11am & 7pm
in the Jeanne Wagner Theatre
at The Rose (138 W 300 S, SLC)
Both performances are also live broadcasts on KUER's RadioWest (so no late seating!) and feature ASL Interpretation and post-show discussions.
What if Dr. Watson was a woman and Sherlock Holmes wasn't always right?
On the run from Moriarty (Jay Perry), the keenest criminal mind they've ever faced, Holmes (Doug Fabrizio) is unsure of his powers, and Watson (Isabella Reeder) is unsure of him.
This Halloween season, we perform RADIO HOUR in front of a "live studio audience" for the first time since 2014!
Written by Matthew Ivan Bennett (RADIO HOUR EPISODES 2-7 and 9-15 (and he acted in EPISODE 16!), ERIC(A), ART & CLASS, and A/VERSION OF EVENTS).
Directed by Cheryl Ann Cluff (Co-Founder, Plan-B Theatre; RADIO HOUR EPISODES 1-16).
Featuring Doug Fabrizio (Host of KUER's RadioWest, RADIO HOUR EPISODES 4, 7, 10-11, and 15) returning to the role of Sherlock Holmes he first played in EPISODE 7: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE BLUE CARBUNCLE, Isabella Reeder (Member of Toblado Dance Company, RADIO HOUR EPISODES 12, 15-16) as Dr. Watson, and Jay Perry (Festival Director of the Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival and more than two dozen Plan-B productions, including RADIO HOUR EPISODES 1-16, FACING EAST, and SINGING TO THE BRINE SHRIMP) as Moriarty and Everyone Else.
Sound design and eFoley by Joe Killian (his second episode), projections by Daniel Charon (Artistic Director of Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company), and original music composed and performed by David Evanoff (his 14th episode).
All artists available for interview. Please submit your request here.
In the button gallery below you'll find the links to purchase single tickets ($25 general admission, $15 students, also available at 801.355.ARTS), the digital playbill, all previous episodes of RADIO HOUR, accessibility information, press, our free app, and the high school study guide for our A Week With A Play education program.
MORE ABOUT RADIO HOUR
Cheryl Ann co-founded Plan-B in 1991. Her love of radio drama has been part of the company since RADIO MACBETH in 1996, followed by THE PBTC RADIO SHOW in 1998 and THE WAR OF THE WORLDS in 2002, each of which paved the way for RADIO HOUR.
In the early 2000s, Doug and Cheryl Ann discovered their shared love of classic radio drama.
In early 2005, Cheryl Ann, Doug, and Artistic Director Jerry Rapier met for fancy cocoa at the long-gone Cocoa Cafe to chat about the possibility of creating one live radio drama as one episode of RadioWest.
RADIO HOUR EPISODE 1: RADIO POE (which Cheryl Ann also adapted) aired that fall. We had no idea we'd still be collaborating 18 years later!
EPISODES 1-3, 6, and 10-16 were performed live in the RadioWest studio. EPISODES 4-5 and 7-9 were performed in front of a "live studio audience." The goal was to return to the latter format in 2020, but, well ...
So here were are, 18 years and one pandemic break later, sharing episode 17 with you as our "live studio audience"!
CAST & CREATIVE
Playwright: Matthew Ivan Bennett
Actors: Doug Fabrizio, Jay Perry & Isabella Reeder
Composer & Musician: David Evanoff
Director: Cheryl Ann Cluff
Lighting Designer: Emilio Casillas
Projections Designer: Daniel Charon
Show Art: Aaron Asano Swenson
Sound Designer & eFoley: Joe Killian
Sound Engineers: Brian Albers, David Childs & Jay Clark
Stage Manager: Bridgette Lehman
“You must stand clear, Mr. Holmes, or be smashed.”
– Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s "The Final Problem"
“I want people to experience the softer side of Sherlock Holmes.
I’m trying open up the cozy-mystery world into something much more personal.”
– Playwright Matthew Ivan Bennett
The first female doctor in London, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, obtained her medical license in 1865,
twenty-six years before Sir Arthur Conan Doyle penned "The Final Problem."