Liquid Radio Players
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The Liquid Radio Players perform totally improvised shows in the style of old-time radio, complete with live sound effects and music.
The troupe originally debuted this signature format at ACME Comedy Theatre in Los Angeles in September 2000, and has since completed a number of highly successful runs at that popular venue, in addition to performances at LA landmarks like the Derby, the Friar’s Club, the Museum of Television and Radio, and the Argyle Hotel. LRP has also taken its act on the road, appearing at the famed Chicago City Limits Theatre in New York City, as well as at Chicago’s WNEP Theater, and the prestigious Chicago Improv Festival, where they garnered outstanding reviews and audience acclaim.
The private dick… The gangster’s moll… The lonesome cowboy… The double-crossing femme fatale…These and more are the classic characters the Liquid Radio Players bring to life as they spontaneously enact an entire radio drama before the audience’s eyes. Audience members choose the genre (detective story, Western, adventure, soap opera, horror, sci-fi or sitcom), provide a title for the story and character names for the actors, and name products they would like advertised during the show. Then, seven of LA’s finest improvisers take the stage in period costumes, blank scripts in hand and, standing in front of vintage microphones, play out the requested show a la an actual radio broadcast from the 1940s. Two other players punctuate the story with live sound effects from a fully equipped onstage Foley table, while a keyboardist provides live music. The show also includes a rotating roster of variety acts that provide musical and comical tributes to that bygone era.
WHAT THE CRITICS SAY:
Liquid Radio Players really swings… A study in acting agility and wit… True to the old radio formula of crisp timing, but with superb staging.
-L.A. Weekly’s COMEDY PICK OF THE WEEK
The straight dope? It’s improv, it’s fun, and, sweetheart, this is one style of performance that deserves further investigation.
-Back Stage West
This group could have just as easily placed a radio on stage, allowed the audience to close their eyes and we would have been just as entertained… It was clear to see what a group could do when they not only studied the style they were performing, but took the time to fall in love with it.
The radio format is the brainchild of LRP Director Stan Morse. You’ve never seen radio like this
Kristen Trucksess Kehoe
Music: Lupe Carranza and Jonathan Green
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