Nothing Beats Old Time Radio!
Get ready Middleburg, The Golden Age of Radio is coming to town! On Sunday March 10, the At The Parish House performance series of Emmanuel Episcopal Church will recreate two favorite radio shows of the early 1940’s. Local actors will bring the scripts to life using only their voices and sound effects.
The first show, “Fibber Gets Stuck in Fresh Tar” (April 1941), is from Fibber McGee and Molly, one of the most popular and enduring radio comedy series of all time. You'll laugh out loud at the adventures of Fibber and Molly (played by real-life couple Jim and Marian Jordon) and their colorful neighbors and acquaintances in the community of Wistful Vista.
Then brace yourselves for an episode from The Green Hornet entitled “The Corpse That Wasn’t There.” We follow Britt Reid, debonair newspaper publisher by day, crime-fighting masked hero by night, and his faithful valet, Kato.
The aficionado will be delighted to be part of the live audience for these programs. Those new to radio theater, especially youngsters, will marvel at how a medium that had its prime in the 30s and 40s feels as new and vivid as the latest technotainment!
Join us Sunday, March 10 at 3 p.m. at Emmanuel Episcopal Church’s Parish House, 105 East Washington St. in Middleburg. Reservations are recommended but not required (540-687-6297). A donation of $10 is suggested but not required. All are welcome.