|'Dragnet,' 'Popeye,' more for theater fundraiser posted on 01/01/2022|
Kelly Lazenby, Artistic Director of the Nutz-n-Boltz Theater
Company (NNB) in Boring, noted that choosing a selection of radio plays and more
for the annual “In Front of the Philco” fundraiser can be an interesting
“It’s kind of tricky, because you don’t want it to be so
unfamiliar,” she said, adding that the length of the pieces and the number of
voices are also factors.
This year’s offerings, which will take place on the weekend
of Jan. 28-30, include “Dragnet,” “Flash Gordon,” “My Favorite Husband” and
“Popeye,” along with a selection of jingles, commercials and perhaps even a
live musical number.
“They’re all either funny or else really super
melodramatic,” Lazenby said. “There’s no in between, really.”
She added that in doing plays that were intended for a radio
audience, it offers the opportunity to search out pieces that include some
interesting sound effects – which is a good reason “Flash Gordon” is part of
“I like doing things like ray guns, rockets blasting off and
stuff like that,” Lazenby said.
Each evening of performances will last less than two hours
and will be appropriate for all ages. There will also be concessions available
Lazenby hopes that the fundraiser can help pay for NNB’s
upcoming spring productions: David Lindsay-Abaire’s “Fuddy Meers,” about a
woman who wakes up each morning with no memory of yesterday, in March; and A.R.
Gurney’s “The Dining Room,” about the experiences of a number of different
families in the room that brings everyone together, the dining room, opening in
NNB’s “In Front of the Philco” fundraiser will be held
Friday, Jan. 28 through Sunday, Jan. 30, at the Boring Grange, 27861 Grange
Street in Boring.
Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m.
on Sunday. Tickets are $15. For more information, or to make reservations, call
503-593-1295 or visit nnbtheater.com.
By Garth Guibord/MT