Remember the good old days of radio—when people had to use their imaginations—when the mind was a stage? Those days are back—only better because you can SEE as well as HEAR radio programs. A man whose identity we never know has his face altered to look like Humphrey Bogart and is involved in a Maltese Falcon-type caper—like the old days when there were causes and dames and flags worth fighting for. And LAUGHS. Lots of LAUGHS. "a fast-moving story with action and staccato dialogue that literally bring Bogart to life." (Variety) "The Man With Bogart's Face is a loving tribute to the genre of hard-boiled detectives of the 1940s and the Hollywood movies that glorified their derring-do… Fenady obviously has a strong affection for those tough private eyes and gorgeous women who both plagued and pursued them." (The Hollywood Reporter) Now Fenady brings his action to the stage in an utterly unique way that is entertaining, hilarious and suspenseful. Manuscript format.
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Some of the advantages to producing radio plays:
One Simple Set—A radio station—made up mostly of drapes, a control booth (if desired), mikes, and sound effects equipment.
Less Wardrobe—no changes of wardrobe are necessary.
Less Staging—actors simply stand at mikes most of the time.
Less Rehearsal—actors don't memorize lines—they just read them.
Fewer Cast Members—one actor plays many parts.
No Props—only scripts.
- Type of Show Full-length Play
- Product Code MD7000
- Cast Size 10
- Min. Royalty Rate $85/perf
- Cost $39.95
- Approx. Run Time 100 min
- Target Audience High School | College and Adult
- Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre
- Genre Comedy | Drama
- ISBN(13) 9781583422090
- "A fun play about a detective who looks and sounds like Bogart. Fortunately, in audio theater, the lead only needs to SOUND like Bogart. The play has memorable characters and is fun for the audience"
- Review by Scott Anderson, Northwest Arkansas Audio Theater, Springdale, Ark.,
- "This radio drama was based on the original, very well-written script! The cast and our audiences enjoyed the adult-themed innuendo! We placed three technicians on stage and they handled most of the sound effects from thereÑmusic stings and bridges were tapes."
- Review by Connie Hoekstra, Wilton Fine Arts Guild, Wilton, Iowa
Hints, Tips, and Tricks
- "This is an actor's dream - no lines to learn - but be aware that sound effects and music are big parts of the production and require extra time to find and must be made an integral part of the production."
- Tip by Connie Hoekstra, Wilton Fine Arts Guild, Wilton, Iowa
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