Welcome back! If you've been here for the three previous weeks, you know that we're re-releasing our four 2018 "Sonic Summerstock Playhouse" festival offerings. We hope you enjoyed last week's presentation "ESCAPE: THE ADAPTIVE ULTIMATE". And now it's time to enjoy our fourth and final one, an episode of the "Arch Oboler's Plays" series, entitled "Rocket From Manhattan". Originally broadcast on September 20, 1945, I believe on NBC.
The play and the point of view was written and cast all-male. I decided to go against type and cast every single role with a woman. I changed the genders in the dialog as well, for the most part (except when they spoke of "mankind"; I left that alone). I believe it works very well this way, and further, that Mr. Oboler would approve.
Announcer 1: Ele Matelan
Announcer 2: Alisha Strand-Mueller
MAJOR RUSSELL: Geri Elliff
DOCTOR CHAMBERLAIN: Lori Bryant
LIEUTENANT REYNOLDS: Victoria Fancki
Produced & directed by Pete Lutz