The Pierce College Theatre Department invites audiences to two weekends of “Talk Radio” by Eric Bogosian – based on an original idea by Tad Savinar.
This realistic play focuses on a night in the life of Barry Champlain, Cleveland’s radio talk show host. Champlain is on the air doing what he does best: insulting the pathetic souls who call in the middle of the night looking for friendship, love for just a forum to vent their opinions. Tomorrow, the show goes into national syndication. Though he won’t admit it, the seemingly self-assured Champlain is concerned about the move. This, of course, makes him even more volatile.
This is a funny and moving, off beat, outrageous and totally entrancing show. Champlain has been compared Lenny Bruce at the height of his notoriety, with a microphone in his hand.
Performance dates are May 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 7 p.m. with matinees May 16 and 17 at 10 a.m. To make reservations, call the box office at (253) 564-6710. Tickets are $7 for the general public and $2 for students and seniors. The Theatre is on the Fort Steilacoom Campus at 9401 Farwest Drive.
This play contains subject matter and language suitable only for mature audiences.
Submitted by Lynn Geyer