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Host & Director: Louanne Moldovan
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol. Charles Dicken’s classic Christmas tale is brought to life by a cast of seven using an original script by Lisa Barck Garofalo, a cofounder of Portland’s New Rose Theatre. In this production, Dickens himself narrates the action, giving extra resonance to his vivid characters and the glorious renaissance of Ebenezer Scrooge.
Find yourself transported into the front room of the Brontë Parsonage in Haworth where your hostesses Audrey and Olivia will lead you on a romp through the lives and letters of Charlotte Brontë (author of Jane Eyre) and Emily Brontë (best known for Wuthering Heights)—with a few zany detours. The duo's blundering comedy is right out of the British farce playbook.
Louanne Moldovan sits with Maggie Fox & Sue Ryding
Listen in as our director Louanne Moldovan connects with the delightful duo Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding of LipService.. described by The Guardian as "the Laurel and Hardy of literary deconstruction.”
My Sweetie is Gone!
Oh no, my sweetie is gone!
Take a listen to this snappy, catchy duet with the boisterous Gavin Hoffman and Michael Mendelson in this circa Roaring 20s tune composed by the brilliant Rody Ortega for the Cygnet Radio Hour presentation of The Wild Party.
Composed by Rody Ortega
Based on Bee's Knees by Ted Lewis and Ray Lopez 1922
The Wild Party!
The Wild Party is a jazz-age, book-length narrative poem throbbing with passionate rhythms. Louche characters of all sorts engage in colorful debauchery, while main characters Queenie and Burr circle each other in a cynical, dangerous game of sexual power.
About the Playwright
Joseph Moncure March (1899–1977) was best known for his long narrative poems The Wild Party and The Set-Up. He attended Amherst College and was a protégé of Robert Frost's. He left school to enlist in the U.S. Army in 1918; he participated in the Saint Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives. In 1919, he was discharged from the Army, returned to school and graduated Honoris Causa in 1920.