Laugh with WSU Vancouver’s Re-Imagined Radio Project

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 1:23pm -- brenda_alling

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Washington State University Vancouver’s Creative Media and Digital Culture Program, and the Willamette Radio Workshop will perform “Laugh Your Dial Off,” at 7 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Kiggins Theatre in downtown Vancouver. A $5 donation at the door is suggested.

The live radio performance is part of the Re-Imagined Radio project produced by CMDC faculty member John Barber. It features a collection of the best comedy shows and acts from the Golden Age of radio. It includes performances made famous by Jack Benny, Fred Allen and “Allen’s Alley,” “Fibber McGee and Molly,” Abbot and Costello, Charlie McCarthy and Edgar Bergen with W.C. Fields. Previously unreleased “Vic and Sade” episodes will be heard in Vancouver for the first time.

Radio was the perfect medium to bring the tradition of Vaudeville to the average American home. The quick-talking word play and snappy comebacks merged with the quiet family situational comedies. The fresh, open takes on many of the same family frustrations and foibles we face today make the works of these comic geniuses timeless.

The Willamette Radio workshop operates under the direction of Sam A. Mowry. The show’s cast includes fan favorites Todd Tolces, David Meyers, Erik James, Patt Blem, Sam A. Mowry and more. Live Foley sound effects and “Fibber’s Famous Closet” will be performed by David Ian and Dino de AElfweald. Sound design is by Martin John Gallagher.

The Kiggins Theatre is located at 1011 Main St., Vancouver, Wash. Doors open at 6 p.m. Concessions, beer and wine will be available for purchase.

About WSU Vancouver

As one of six campuses of the Washington State University system, WSU Vancouver offers big-school resources in a small-school environment. The university provides affordable, high-quality baccalaureate- and graduate-level education to benefit the people and communities it serves. As the only four-year research university in Southwest Washington, WSU Vancouver helps drive economic growth through relationships with local businesses and industries, schools and nonprofit organizations. 

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MEDIA CONTACT(S)

Brenda Alling, Office of Marketing and Communications, 360-546-9601, brenda_alling@wsu.edu

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