Edmond Chibeau looks at performance and theatre from the avant-garde communication perspective

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Monday, December 04, 2017

Chatterbox:Old Time Radio - Live On Stage

Chatterbox:Old Time Radio
WECS 90.1 & streaming on line
Eastern Connecticut State University
Directed by Christine Guarnieri
With: The Chatterbox Players - Ken Noll, Jim York, Lynn Moebus, Janet Dauphin, Colin Pitcher,
Angela Dias, Hobie Valenti, Enzo Valenti, Dan Bender, Nanette Rukstella and Colin Pitcher.
On Saturday December 2nd 2017 Christine Guarnieri and her Chatterbox Players brought a live performance to WECS from The Webb building on the ECSU Campus.

The actors performed a Christmas episode of the Our Miss Brooks show, from a radio script performed in 1949.  The second live piece was The Gift of the Magi, an adaption of the O. Henry short story.  Director, Christine Guarnieri said “I am lucky to have a wide variety of talent who like to do these shows. I thought they really captured the texture of the voices necessary for the characters.”
Jim York, Lynn Moebus, Janet Dauphin,
Colin Pitcher, Erick Smith (sax) and Ken Noll.

The evening was insightfully produced, directed and acted. The actors had a cohesiveness and clarity of intent that is a testament, not only to their interpretive skills, but also to the quality of direction, evinced by Ms. Guarnieri.

Among the international audience that was listening on line was Mr. Colin Hunton from Stoke-on-Trent, England and Mr. Rich Dodson’s 6th grade students (66 of them) from Sequoia Middle School, Pleasant Hill, California. Abigail Smith wrote a letter to the station as part of the curriculum, Christine felt that her effort should be recognized with a shout-out at the beginning of the program.

You can hear Guarnieri’s Chatterbox, Old Time Radio every Saturday night from 6pm to midnight on WECS 90.1 or on line,

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