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The Pictures are Better

The Kiggins Theatre has become a regular destination for Willamette Radio Workshop. The Love Street Playhouse production of "It's a Wonderful Life" stars Kevin Taylor as George Bailey and Bethany Pithan as Mary. Both actors are from Longview.  (Darcie Elliott Photography) The Love Street Playhouse production of "It's a Wonderful Life" features (from left) Kevin Taylor of Longview, Kim Dewey of Vancouver, Lou Pallotta of Ridgefield, Bethany Pithan of Longview and Steve Taylor of Battle Ground. (Darcie Elliott Photography) The North End Players Theater Company. The Kiggins Theatre has become a regular destination for Willamette Radio Workshop.  Sam Mowry is director of the Willamette Radio Workshop.  The Kiggins was packed on Halloween for the Willamette Radio Workshop's run of scary sci-fi plays.

The Kiggins Theatre has become a regular destination for Willamette Radio Workshop. 

“Radio is better because the pictures are better,” says Sam Mowry, Willamette Radio Workshop director and one of our all time favourite actors (catch his performance in EVP‘s Muse of Madness)

From the article: The Magic of Old Time Radio Rings Through Kiggins:

The Willamette Radio Workshop has carved itself a successful niche performing holiday and other themed shows — like “The War of the Worlds” at Halloween, “A Radio Christmas Carol” in December and “The Hobbit” for author J.R.R. Tolkien’s birthday every January — but director Mowry said he loves branching out farther. Last Halloween, instead of “The War of the Words,” Willamette Radio tried two early science fiction classics, “R.U.R.” and “The Fall of the City”; and earlier in the year it was an original Superman script, locally relevant and blatantly political, about oil trains and environmental danger.

“We’re always looking for new and different things and John Barber has helped us push that boundary,” Mowry said. “This year for Women’s History Month, isn’t it great that we can do two of the greatest shows ever written for radio — and they were written by a woman?”

You can believe in the magic of radio drama as well. Willamette Radio Workshop is a little bit of fairy-dust in Portland and beyond!

 


About The Author

Born to Teachers and Amateur Audio Enthusiasts in the small rural community of Belwood, Jack's first love was stories- writing, reading, telling, and singing. He developed his acting skills through High School, University, and through film and community theatre. Jack writes the lion's share of Electric Vicuna's Audio Drama scripts and has his own writing site at www.jackjward.com He's thrilled to co-host the Sonic Society with his wonderful, talented, friend David Ault!

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