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DOWNTON-ABBEY-BANNER-480x233Racontour Radio, the folks who brought mesmerizing re-creations of Dr. Who and War of the Worlds, are at it again with A Fond Farewell to Downton Abbey! “Downton Abbey: A Staged Radio Play Parody”. Friday the 15th. Check out the details from the Morristown Green:

The theatrical troupe returns to the Morristown & Township Library on Friday, April 15, 2016, at 7 pm, for what may be the final gathering of the library’s Downton Abbey Support Group.

'Downton Abbey' fans Lorraine Rosenberg (portraying Lady Edith), Kathleen Mandaglio (Lady Mary) and Beverly DeFabiis (Anna, wife of Bates) at Downton Abbey Support Group meeting, at the Morristown & Township Library. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

‘Downton Abbey’ fans Lorraine Rosenberg (portraying Lady Edith), Kathleen Mandaglio (Lady Mary) and Beverly DeFabiis (Anna, wife of Bates) at Downton Abbey Support Group meeting, at the Morristown & Township Library. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

Although we suspect the need for this group therapy is growing more acute.

Last month marked the end of the popular PBS series, which spent six seasons chronicling the Crawley family’s fictional struggles to preserve its aristocratic lifestyle in post-World War I  Britain.

Friday’s parody is free. Period costumes are encouraged.  Refreshments will be served –let’s hope the library staff bakes scones, a specialty of the house — and rumors are flying around about some musical surprises.

The library is at One Miller Road in Morristown. Here is the library’s show description:

A Fond Farewell to Downton Abbey! “Downton Abbey: A Staged Radio Play Parody”

Friday April 15, 2016

7 PM

The Library’s long-standing band of Crawley family enthusiasts, the Downton Abbey Support Group (to support the show’s fans during the long breaks between new episodes), is lamenting the fact that come March 2016, the show will have completed its sixth and final season.

The real Downton Abbey--Highclere Castle. The Morristown & Township Library will bring you up to speed on the PBS series, on Dec. 6 at 7 pm.

The real Downton Abbey–Highclere Castle. The Morristown & Township Library will bring you up to speed on the PBS series, on Dec. 6 at 7 pm.

But to send the show off with the grandeur it deserves, the library will become Highclere Castle as the Downton Abbey Support Group hosts Raconteur Radio’s performance of Downton Abbey: A Staged Radio Play Parody.

Raconteur Radio performs scenes of the show as a radio play but with period costumes, theatrical lighting, golden age radio equipment and extensive sound effects!

Raconteur Radio stages theatrical presentations of vintage radio plays, classic works of literature, and pop-culture parodies for live audiences throughout the Tri-State area.


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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