In 2005, Plan-B joined forces with KUER 90.1 FM to create studio productions of Radio Poe, and followed that success with The Hitchhiker and Zero Hour in 2006 and Lavender & Exile in 2007. In 2008, the productions moved into a theater to add a live audience to its production of Frankenstein (with Tobin Atkinson as the monster, pictured), then again in 2009 for Alice, with accompanying broadcast on KUER. The live element gave viewers a chance to see what a creative sound effects technician might use to simulate the sound of bones being crushed (breaking celery stalks).
The five productions will be broadcast back-to-back on Halloween night. You may only be revisiting drama from a few years ago, but it will feel like revisiting another era.
Radio Hour Marathon @ KUER 90.1 FM, Oct. 31, 8 p.m. PlanBTheatreCompany.org.
Listen now: Radio Hour: Alice (2009)