“CUE THE STRANGE SOUND EFFECTS!”
October 12 and 13, 2021 at 7:30 PM (house opens at 7:00 PM)
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
Approx. Runtime: 1 hour
*FREE ADMISSION / NO TICKETS REQUIRED*
Halloween is coming, and with it many strange and spooky sounds. Directed by Ann Davis, this production will feature two classic episodes from Lights Out, an American old-time radio program devoted to horror and the supernatural: “Little Old Lady” and “Revolt of the Worms.” Join us for this celebration of all things eerie, performed and recorded before a live studio audience.
The show is free to the general public (no tickets are required). The On The Air Radio Players is sponsored by the County of Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks.
The On the Air Radio Players
Cue the Strange Sound Effects
Director – Ann Davis
Production Manager – Jason Morris
Music Director – Gray Mewborn
Sound Engineer – Morgan Riley
Script Editor – Bob Dutton
Starring: Ashley Birdsell, Bob Dutton, Jim Dyk, Jacqueline Jones, Mary Kwiatkowski, Ashton Lee, Jason Morris, Woody Robertson, Jr, and Rebekah Spence
About the Company:
Ashley Birdsell (Lona) is excited to make her RVA stage debut with OTARP! Favorite past roles include Audrey (Little Shop of Horrors), Hermia (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Elle Woods (Legally Blonde), and Miss Hannigan (Annie). Ashley runs marketing for both Broadway in Richmond and Norfolk, and is a MEd student in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at William and Mary. Big thanks and hugs to PG and the zoo, this fun cast, and Ann!
Bob Dutton (Orbler, Old Man) is an old radio announcer, having spent some 25 years making a living with his voice in radio, television, and industrial communications. He has written, directed, produced, narrated and edited training programs for industry and the Air Force Reserve. An OTARP board member, he has been involved with OTARP since 2003 with voice, SFX, producing, directing, writing and editing scripts. When not otherwise involved, Bob supplies pulpits around Virginia as an ordained minister.
Ann Davis (Director) is excited to again be directing for OTARP. Ann has also directed for Chamberlayne Actors Theatre and River City Community Players (where she is the Artistic Director). She has been seen on stage with those theatre companies, as well as with 3 Penny Theatre, Whistle Stop Theatre, and of course OTARP. She is thankful for the fabulous cast and production team that made this wonderful performance possible!
Jim Dyk (Joe, Charles’s Voice, Scientist) says that “in 1951 our family drove to Los Angeles to see the I Love Lucy radio show; it was magic. I am pleased to be part of including you in the magic 70 years later.”
Jacqueline Jones (Little Old Lady) graces the airwaves, treads the boards, sparkles on the silver screen, and shimmers on the small. She specializes in solo portrayals such as Ann Richards (Ann), Golda Meir (Golda’s Balcony), Jocelyn (Sedaris’s Season’s Greetings), and the Spirit of Madame Blavatskaya (Hotel Greene). Jackie is a Standardized Patient at VCU School of Medicine. She mentors with the Richmond Jewish Coalition for Literacy. Catch her in Cadence Theatre’s Everybody, January 2022! jacquelinejones.net
Mary Kwiatkowski (Alice) is thrilled to make her OTARP debut. Mary is dipping her toe back into the acting world after several years away and has most recently appeared as Darlene in A Good Old Fashioned Redneck Country Christmas (Goochland Community Theater). You can also find Mary expressing herself vocally on her podcast KowSkiCast and on the Rob Has a Podcast network. Mary would like to thank Ann and the rest of the cast and crew for this fun-filled experience, as well as her family and friends for supporting and tolerating her creative endeavors.
Ashton Lee (Sheriff, Jackson) is no stranger to the OTARP stage. “Cue The Strange Sound Effects!” is his second time performing since he played Anthony Powell in the 2018 production of “Stage Door”. Ashton is happy to be back to join the fun. He thanks his family, especially his mother, for their support and his HATTheatre family, especially his teacher, Vickie Scallion, for the direction in his acting journey.
Gray Mewborn (Music Director) is a 22 year old musician and artist and is very happy to provide the spooky score for OTARP once again.
Jason Morris (Announcer, Production Manager) has appeared on stages all over the state as an actor, Foley artist and storyteller. He dedicates his performance in this play to his family for always supporting his theatrical efforts.
Woody Robertson, Jr. (Charles) says that “it is great to once again have the opportunity to be part of an OTARP production. I have always enjoyed the many past OTARP experiences I have had. We have always had great casts and directors, and this production is no exception. Thank you, Ann and Jason, for allowing me to be part of this great cast. As always, thanks to my wonderful wife Debby and my family for their continued love and support.
Rebekah Spence (Claire) has always enjoyed working with OTARP. One of her favorites was “The Maltese Falcon.” She is also known for other roles here at HTC, including Abby Brewster (Arsenic and Old Lace) and Daisy Worthan in (Driving Miss Daisy). She and her husband, proud parents and grandparents, share their empty nest with a Siberian Husky and a fluffy cat named Puffin, who Rebekah often dubs L.C., i.e., Little Criminal.