'Talk Radio' play opens Dec. 7 at Penn State York

November 12, 2012

Penn State York’s Penn Players (formerly known as the Drama Club) will present “Talk Radio,” the 1987 Pulitzer Prize-nominated play, at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 and 8, in the campus’ Pullo Family Performing Arts Center (The Pullo Center). Tickets are available at the door for $5 to the general public and free to Penn State York students with I.D. “Talk Radio” was last performed on campus in 2008.

The play, written by Eric Bogosian, is based on a concept by Bogosian and Tad Savinar. It centers on Barry Champlain, a Cleveland-area shock jock, on the eve of his radio show's national syndication. The play, with Bogosian in the lead role, premiered off-Broadway at The Public Theater on May 28, 1987, in a production directed by Frederick Zollo. A film adaptation of "Talk Radio," directed by Oliver Stone, was released in 1988.     

The Drama Club, now Penn Players, was formed after The Pullo Center opened in August 2005 and has been performing a variety of one-act plays, shorter pieces, and took on “The Heidi Chronicles” in the spring of 2008. The campus added a theatre minor in the fall of 2007 and students taking those classes now have the opportunity to get hands-on experience and be a part of productions. Stuart Stelly is the adviser for the Penn Players and an instructor in English at Penn State York.

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Last Updated November 12, 2012