A world premiere by Matthew Ivan Bennett
A co-production with KUER’s RadioWest

Thursday, December 8, 2016
Live at 11am, re-broadcast at 7pm
Stream all 11 episodes here!

Our holiday tradition continues with two family-friendly radio dramas: O. Henry’s “Gift of the Magi” and Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Match Girl.” Then send the kiddos into the other room or slip in your earbuds for a new twist on French boogeyman Hans Trapp: “The Black Knight.”

Featuring Doug Fabrizio, Jay Perry and Teresa Sanderson with original music by Dave Evanoff. eFoley by Jennifer Freed, designed and directed by Cheryl Cluff.

From the author of A/VERSION OF EVENTS, DIFFERENT=AMAZING, ERIC(A) and seven previous RADIO HOUR episodes.

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Matthew Ivan Bennett (Playwright) has premiered several plays at Plan-B, most recently A/VERSION OF EVENTS, DIFFERENT=AMAZING and ERIC(A), which won Best Drama at United Solo in New York. YULETIDE is his seventh RADIO HOUR episode. Recently, he was a finalist at the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference and has twice been a finalist at the Austin Film Festival. He has also acted for Plan-B, SLAC, Utah Shakespeare Festival and Eclipse in Chicago. Matt is a member of the Dramatists’ Guild.

Cheryl Ann Cluff (Director/Sound Designer) co-founded Plan-B in 1991, has served as Managing Director since 1995 and has designed sound for nearly every Plan-B production since 2001. Cheryl has directed every episode of RADIO HOUR since 2005 as well as MESA VERDE, THE SCARLET LETTER, SUFFRAGE, 3, CHRISTMAS WITH MISFITS, BASED ON A TRUE STORY and THE EDIBLE COMPLEX for Plan-B.

Dave Evanoff (Composer/Musician) has been a Plan-B collaborator for many years. He is proud to have supplied Plan-B with its first-ever professionally recorded CD in 1995 (blank CDs cost $50 in those days). He has composed music for many a RADIO HOUR episode, lead the band for three productions of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH and composed music and lyrics for Plan-B’s first original musical, KINGDOM OF HEAVEN. For 25 years he has been owner/operator of David Evanoff Sound Designs, a full-service recording studio, producing music and sound for television, film and special events.

Doug Fabrizio (Actor/Host, RadioWest) is Executive Producer and Host of RadioWest. He has appeared in Script-In-Hand Series readings of THE NORMAL HEART and STANDING ON CEREMONY: THE GAY MARRIAGE PLAYS for Plan-B. This is his sixth RADIO HOUR episode.

Jennifer Freed (Foley) is excited to be back for another RADIO HOUR episode. She has staged managed all but four Plan-B productions since 1998. “Here’s to comedy, tragedy and loads of amazing art!”

Jay Perry (Actor) has appeared in Plan-B’s TRAGEDY: A TRAGEDY, THE ALIENATION EFFEKT, FACING EAST (also San Francisco, Off-Broadway), GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL!, SHE WAS MY BROTHER, LADY MACBETH, CLEARING BOMBS, Script-In-Hand Series readings of THE NORMAL HEART, A DOLL HOUSE and 8, the Free Elementary School Tour of PETER AND THE WOLF and every episode of RADIO HOUR. You may have also seen his work at SLAC and the Hippodrome in Florida. Jay is Program Coordinator of University of Utah’s Youth Theatre.

Teresa Sanderson (Actor) is thrilled to be back with her friends and family at Plan-B, where she has most recently appeared in ERIC(A), 3 and many a RADIO HOUR episode. Other recent credits include MYRA AND MARY (PYGmalion), CABARET (Utah Rep) and W;T (Wasatch). Watch for her in SILENT SKY later this season (PYGmalion).

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