Sunset Boulevard: A Staged Radio Play

A Raconteur Radio Production
Thursday, October 12, 2017, 6:30 pm

RACONTEUR RADIO is presenting Sunset Boulevard, a staged radio play, starring Laurence Mintz and Jane Hardy. Alex Dawson is directing and has adapted the acclaimed Hollywood film and recent Broadway show. Who killed Joe Gillis? That’s right, folks, for one night only, Highland Park is Tinsel Town and the library meeting room is a “great white elephant of a house crumbling apart in slow motion” when Raconteur Radio presents their uniquely immersive take on this haunting and heartbreaking tale of old Hollywood. The lifeless body of struggling Hollywood screenwriter Joe Gillis floats in the swimming pool of long-forgotten silent-film star Norma Desmond’s palatial mansion on Sunset Boulevard, as Joe narrates, in flashback style, the story of his becoming Desmond’s kept man and the events leading up to his own murder. This production features: Theatrical lighting, vintage commercials, golden Age radio equipment, period costumes, and extensive sound effects! The length is 55 minutes.
RACONTEUR RADIO: stages theatrical presentations of vintage radio plays, classic works of literature/film, and pop culture parodies for live audiences at traditional and improvised venues throughout the Tri-State area. They’ve been called “family friendly guerrilla theater” by the New York Times, one of “the 7 best things to do in NJ” by the Newark Star-Ledger, “innovative and entertaining…a unique mash-up of old time radio and live theater” by the Home News Tribune, and “a radio show on steroids” by the Courier News.