|DIRECTOR: Hitch Hitchcox|
Asst. Dir: Sherrie Colbourn April 28 - May 21, 2006
PRODUCERS: Sherrie and Joel Colbourn
|Sorry, Wrong Number is a radio classic and an outstanding study in suspense, the tale of a
neurotic invalid, whose only contact with the outside world is her phone. One night, because of a crossed wire, she
hears plans for a murder, which turns out to be her own. Her frantic efforts to enlist help through the only means
at her disposal, her growing terror and realization of the truth, and the hints about her own life and personality
she lets drop, make this a full character portrait not only of herself, but of the unseen murderer, whose identity
and motivations are surmised but never revealed.
The Hitch-Hiker is the tale of Ronald Adams, an average motorist, who sets out to drive from Brooklyn to California and who early on his journey begins to encounter a strange and inexplicable hitch-hiker. His efforts to explain, then avoid, and finally destroy the constantly appearing figure along the highway carry him through several episodes and many states until the adventure finally culminates in an amazing and terrifying climax in New Mexico.
The CBS Players are:|
|The Announcers are:|
|Orson Welles is played by Duane Leake||Agnes Moorehead is played by renee levine|
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|Producers||Joel & Sherrie Colbourn||Pianist||Emily Awkerman|
|Director||Robert Hitchcox||Costume Design & Coordination||Lynn Walker|
|Asst. Director||Sherrie Colbourn||Costume Crew||Sharon Bowen, Sherrie Colbourn, renee levine|
|Artistic Director||Debbie David||Properties||Sharon Bowen, Mary Lou Reyen|
|Stage Manager||Sharon Bowen||Reservations & Box Office||Helen McGuinness|
|Set Designer||Barbara Seagren||House Manager||Claudette Heffner|
|Set Dresser||Sabato Fiorello||Flyer Design||Lee Laurence|
|Set Construction Chief||Joel Colbourn||Program & Cover/Website||Elden Davisson|
|Set Construction Team||Sharon Bowen, Joel & Sherrie Colbourn, Sabato Fiorello, John Heinen, Chad Oakley, Christopher Robinson, John & Barbara Seagren, Oscar Teel||Videographer||John Heinen|
|Sound Designer||David Farlow||Photographer||Tony Eisenhower|
|Lighting Designer||Chad Oakley||Printing||JRC|
|Lighting Technician||Chad Oakley||Publicity||Gerry Reeves|
|Sound Technician||Catherine McGuinness|
PowPAC fine-tunes two crackling-good radio plays
By: RUTH LEPPER - For the North County Times, May 3, 2006
There are not actually two plays being performed at PowPAC, now known as Poway's Community Theatre. Instead there is one play set in a radio studio where two plays are being recorded.
The clever theatrical idea was dreamed up by playwright Lucille Fletcher. The two radio plays ---- "Hitch-hiker" and "Sorry, Wrong Number" ---- take place in 1948 in a CBS recording studio in New York City. The lights are left on in the PowPAC theater while the audience is thanked for coming to the radio recording and introduced to the cast ---- by their actual names and not as their stage characters.
While most of the script is read by the actors standing at the microphones, the actors are on their own for body language and making their performances compelling for an audience to watch.
Gordon Tucker and Rick Wayne, as announcers Harlow and Hap, have excellent radio voices. And that's the key to this play ---- voice inflection and projection.
Duane Leake, portraying Orson Welles as the main character in "The Hitch-hiker," also has a superb voice for both his characters. Renee Levine comes across with the right amount of class portraying Agnes Moorehead reading as Mrs. Stevenson in "Sorry, Wrong Number."
Both of the suspense-filled mysteries are well-known favorites. Listening to the stories, instead of seeing the plot acted out, is a different way of viewing live theater. Director Robert Hitchcox has done well with this production.
George Blum, Leslie Drew, Jamie Haire and Rob Tyler comprise the quartet of "CBS Players." They, too, have perfected their radio voices, often switching from one character to the next without stepping away from the microphone.
David Farlow is in his prime, doing double-duty as sound designer and the onstage sound-effects operator. Sharon Bowen brings her expertise as a stage manager to the stage, instead of staying behind the scenes.
Set designer Barbara Seagren knows how to create a realistic radio studio. Lighting by Chad Oakley aims the spotlights right where they belong. Costume coordinator Lynn Walker hits the mark with fashions from the 1940s. Emily Awkerman is the pianist, adding spooky music at all the right places.
Co-producers are Sherrie and Joel Colbourn.
In keeping with the mystery concept, PowPAC opens its 2006-07 season on June 16 with "Let's Murder Marsha" and brings another play by Lucille Fletcher, "Night Watch," to its boards next January.
PowPac's radio show hits mark
By Michelle Diaz, May 3, 2006