The Phelps Mansion Museum host Southern Tier Actors Read for a presentation of two Irish one-act comedies. Director Judy McMahon joins us to talk about the author, Isabella Augusta, Lady Gregory and her unique insights into Irish culture in her classic plays.
Face It! Theatre and Southern Tier Actors Read present ‘The Fertile River’ by Binghamton born playwright Vincent Terrell Durham. Directors Judy McMahon and J. Vaclav Michalec tell about finding this powerful story about the eugenics programs in mid-20th century America. http://wskg.org/audio/fertile.mp3
Southern Tier Actors Read is presenting an unusual celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. This year, instead of a well-known Irish play, as they have done for the past few years, they are presenting a free-wheeling vaudeville show, featuring skits, a puppet show, and of course music. As always, it is in the ballroom of the Phelps Mansion Museum. S.T.A.R. founder Judy McMahon tells us more. http://wskg.org/audio/starirish.mp3
Paul Osborn’s play Morning’s at Seven inhabits a world of family events and emotions that remains unchanged since it opened on Broadway in 1939. It has been revived several times on Broadway, and is popular in community theatre for its colorful and still-relevant characters. Southern Tier Actors Read are presenting it in the ballroom of the Phelps Mansion Museum on Saturday, January 23rd, and Sunday, the 24th.
Author Jack Gilroy and director Judy McMahon talk about the first area reading of the play The Predator. After years as a teacher, Gilroy has begun writing novels and plays. Coming from a military family, he explores issues around drone warfare. Judy McMahon brings her dramatic expertise and actors from Southern Tier Actors Read for a reading and discussion of this play. The performace will be at the Unitarian Universalist church next to Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton. http://wskg.org/audio/predatormix.mp3
Judy McMahon speaks with WSKG’s Bill Snyder about Southern Tier Actors Read and their celebration of Veterans Day — and some upcoming performances. Directors Judy McMahon and Kate Murray have delved into radio archives to recreate a radio show from World War II, with a behind- the- scenes look at the production of these radio programs, including specially created sound effects. http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-1037279.mp3
Photograph courtesy STAR