This week a post-holiday treat from Playing on Air, a showcase for contemporary short plays produced for radio in New York City by a team of theater professionals.
This episode consists of three short plays – The Blizzard, a mystery thriller, features Jesse Eisenberg as a snowed-in screenwriter facing unexpected guests. In The Miracle of Chanukah, a holiday guest’s personal miracle throws a family for a loop. In Christmas Breaks, a young man surprises his girlfriend with some curve ball gifts.
We hope to play more of the delightful Playing on Air plays – dig up more by finding them on PRX: http://www.prx.org/group_accounts/178932-playingonair
And don’t miss a special recap of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere currently available on BBC iPlayer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01r527b
The Blizzard is written by David Ives, directed by John Rando (Tony) with Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), Alfredo Narciso, Heidi Schreck and Sarah Sokolovic. Miracle of Chanukah is by Sheri Wilner and features Zach Appelman, Peter Friedman, Judy Gold (Emmy), Marcia Jean Kurtz, Lisa Joyce. Christmas Breaks is by Patrick Gabridge and features Zach Appelman, Steven Boyer, and Halley Feiffer.