Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play is the brainchild of Joe Landry, who also wrote It’s A Wonderful Life, A Radio Play. The entire show is performed as a 1940’s live radio broadcast complete with special sound effects. Over 35 characters are played by a cast of four men and three women.
The play is derived from three early Hitchcock films. The first, The Lodger, is a tale from the turn of the century London, where a poor couple finds a Lodger to rent their spare room so their daughter can return home. Too late the mother suspects the Lodger may be the serial killer known as the Avenger. Can she save her daughter in time? There is only one way to find out.
The second story of the trio is Sabotage. This is a nice warm tale of International Intrigue. We meet Anton Verloc, his wife Winnie and her brother Stevie. Anton owns a cinema but performs sabotage as a foreign agent on the side. As a result of his actions, a lot of people die, including two out of three of the family members.
The final tale is called The 39 Steps. This is the story of an intrepid Canadian named Richard Hannay, who gets himself mixed up in murder, mayhem and international plots. The only way for him to clear his name and avoid jail is to go on the run across the English and Scottish countryside trying to solve the mystery, and who knows, he might find love along the way.
Each story is more exciting than the last! Don’t miss out on your chance to see, Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play!
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Windmore’ StageWorks Theatre Program
Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play
by Joe Landry
Directed by David Schubert
Spies, murder, love, and other trademarks of Alfred Hitchcock come to life in the style of a 1940’s radio broadcast of the master of suspense’s earlier films. With The Lodger, Sabotage and The 39 Steps, Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play is a triple feature, complete with vintage commercials, that recreates a daring train chase, a serial killer’s ominous presence, and a devastating explosion through the magic of live sound effects and musical underscoring.
Dates: Saturday, August 24th and Sunday, August 25th
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Prince Michel Winery, Barrel Room, 154 Winery Lane, Leon, VA 22725
Ticket Cost: $15 per person at each performance site.
Tickets available online under Registration and Tickets
If you missed the concert or would like to hear again, you can enjoy on YouTube: Click here!
There were “Musical Fireworks” as musicians from 13 churches and the Windmore’s Piedmont Community Band came together to Celebrate America! Windmore’s Piedmont Community Band started the concert with a salute to each branch of the service.
The entire concert was a moving and uplifting event. We are already looking forward to the Third Annual Celebrating America in 2020!
|Culpeper Baptist Church||Remington Baptist Church|
|Culpeper Latter Day Saints||St. James Episcopal -Warrenton|
|Culpeper Presbyterian Church||St Stephen’s Episcopal|
|Culpeper United Methodist Church||St. Thomas Episcopal|
|Orange Baptist Church||Trinity United Methodist|
|Orange Presbyterian Church||Warrenton United Methodist Church|
|Precious Blood Catholic Church||Windmore’s Piedmont Community Band|
I started this book in Massachusetts in 1973 with the question: How did thirteen disjointed colonies form a new nation when they were held captive by the all-powerful British empire? And aside from Washington, Adams, Franklin, and Jefferson, who stepped up as the supporting cast? Where did they come from? What kind of determination and courage did it take to win against such incredible odds?
I found the stories of over twenty of this heroic supporting cast in bits and pieces in hundreds of places. This book is my attempt to put those stories in one concise book for the benefit of my family and friends.
Windmore’s Publishing Discussion Group
Lucie Russo facilitates a monthly meeting of writers who want to learn about new publishing information. The group will also share helpful information about resources or social media sites, offer editing tips, list resources to check out and places to post their works.
All meetings are in the conference room at the Culpeper County Library. The meetings are on the second Tuesday of every month from 10AM to Noon. All are welcome to attend.
For more information call 540-547-4333.
I have always been a “word” person. About age ten, I was writing skits for the neighborhood kids to perform on our front porch – while our adoring parents sat in dumpy folding chairs and applauded wildly. I got better at writing as the years rolled on and launched a career in free-lance writing and journalism.
I have had articles published in Guideposts, Christian Standard, and other small magazines as well as being an editor of employee publications for a major life insurance company and a manufacturing company.
Cally Tales was my first book, based on the real-life adventures of my calico Cat and her thirteen furry friends. Cally was rescued from a busy road where she was dumped as a tiny kitten and left to die. That was nine years ago, and now she is an expert on eating and sleeping — and has an opinion of almost everything. When she decided to write a book and give her opinions to the world at large, I agreed to help. Then she started adding stories of her other friends, and the rest is history. That was in 2017, and the stories keep rolling in.
By 2018 Cally began to think about a new book for her new friends. It started with the incomparable Suki and his walkabouts in the backyard. How could that be? Suki was an indoor cat. Then Cally met Calvin and Hobbes and Tess, the feral cat who gave up her wild life for life on a farm. Along came Reckless who would not take “no” for an answer. Then Trucker, the magnificent, who was so persuasive he convinced Cally to broaden her horizons to include d-o-g-s.
Bella and Buffy, the adorable Shih-Tzus, had already captured the heart of Cally’s staff, so what was she to do? The floodgate had opened, and in walked Wally and Murphy and Sugar and Freddy and Rags — to name a few.
Enjoy Cally & Friends and don’t hesitate to send fan mail. Cally loves to be admired.
As for me, Cally’s staff and scribe, I have written my own book on a totally different subject. It’s for history buffs and should be available in February or March.
Sally Humphries is a member of Windmore’s Pen-to-Paper program.