R4 ROCKS THE WASTE LAND!
TS Eliot’s WASTE LAND like you never imagined it! R4 company members Marc Anthony, Andrianna Smela, Charlie Storrar & Pat Woods, accompanied on noisemakers by Trevor Tortomasi entertained the ASIDE V @Red Room audience on March 29 with a unique rendition of this historic piece of Modernist Poetry.
FROM THE DESK OF Ignatz Ratzkywatzky, dramaturge, writer, and originator:
T.S. Eliot’s Waste Land: A Radio Drama probes the mystery of existence, the angst of the human heart and the marvelous irony that our dread of death celebrates our elation and passion to live.
R4 has been honored with an invitation to perform at a new branch of the Taipei Public Library, in Fulin Park near the Shilin Summer Residence. We have chosen our adaptation of Robert Lewis Stevenson’s TREASURE ISLAND for this venue. This script has plenty of action and colorful characters.
The library is located at:
No.15 Zhongzheng Rd. Shilin. (The main entrance is on Fulin Road.)
Car parking is available under the library.
Sunday April 26 at 1:30 PM. Admission free. Performance in English. Running time: approx. one hour
THE SHORT STORY PROJECT. Several company members are already preparing to record short stories chosen specifically for them from the canon of Western literature. Authors such as Ray Bradbury, Earnest Hemingway, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Shirley Jackson will be represented. Music will be selected from the time period of the piece and, of course, noises will be generated. These recordings will go into post-production (adding music and sounds) at the ICRT-FM100 studio in August.
The Company takes a break for the summer months, while our Head Writer composes a new script. Under consideration: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Around the World in Eighty Days, and much more!
In October, we’ll hear R4’s recording of DRACULA over the airwaves.