Landmark Radio Theater: Stage Door
<h2>Retro fun! Come back to the days of classic radio drama. Join us as part of the live studio audience for this exciting new presentation by Landmark Radio Theater.</h2>
<em>Stage Door</em> examines what aspiring actresses have to go through and the choices they must face as they try to ‘make it’ in show business. The original play by Edna Ferber is set in a theatrical boarding house during the Great Depression, but the story’s themes resonate right up to the #MeToo headlines of today, as the characters confront the crosscurrents of social pressures and the predatory demands of powerful men as they struggle and compete to keep their dreams alive.
Our script is adapted by Port Washington writer Patrick Lyons from the 1937 RKO film starring Katherine Hepburn and Ginger Rogers, which critics have called ‘one of the most genuinely feminist films that the Hollywood studios ever made’ and ‘the real masterpiece about women and the theater,’ as well as the Lux Radio Theater coast-to-coast radio broadcast of February 20, 1939.
This ‘old-time radio’-style production will include creatively produced sound effects, period commercials and songs between acts. The cast is a mix of talented professional and community actors. The one-hour production will be recorded and, after post-production, will be released to be aired on radio.
<em>Landmark Radio Theater’s Stagecoach is co-produced by Landmark on Main Street and Expressive Elocution.</em>