Saturday, April 6 (7:30 p.m.)
An Evening of Old Time Radio with the Metropolitan Washington Old Time Radio Club
The Metropolitan Washington Old Time Radio Club makes its fourth appearance on the Packard Campus Theater stage with an evening of recreations of programs from radio’s Golden Age. Complete with sound effects, costumes and live organ music by Ben Model, this production will include The White Legion episode of The Shadow which was originally broadcast on March 20, 1938 and starred Orson Welles and Agnes Moorehead. One of the most popular radio shows in history, “The Shadow” was the wealthy Lamont Cranston, “… known to the underworld as the Shadow – never seen, only heard, as a haunting to superstitious minds, as a ghost, as inevitable as a guilty conscience…”
Also on the program is Fibber Is House Sitting, an episode of the husband and wife comedy “Fibber McGee and Molly” that starred Jim and Marian Jordan. A recording of this broadcast, that originally aired on April 2, 1940, is not known to exist. Another episode of Fibber McGee and Molly from the same year was added to the National Recording Registry in 2007. After the intermission, the MWOTRC will invite the audience to participate in a brief commercial jingle sing-along. Tickets are free, but required for this program and can be reserved at packardcampusotr.eventbrite.com. Any unclaimed seats will be released to standbys 15 minutes before the show, so get there early!
For more information on our programs, please visit the website at: www.loc.gov/avconservation/theater/.