Recent Arrival: Provocative Dramas by Arch Oboler

August 7, 2011
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Audio Drama - Provocative Dramas by Arch ObolerTwo Provocative Dramas by Arch Obler
By the A.R.T. Players
1 CD – 1 Hour – [AUDIO DRAMA]
Publisher: Abaton Radio Theater
Published: 2011

Featuring the captivating A.R.T. Players: Lauri Bortz, Amy Fulgham, Jordan Kaplan and Brady Ovson. With a musical score and artwork by Marianne Nowottny.

Arch Oboler was to radio what Rod Serling was to TV. Though he’s no longer a household name, due to lack of radio reruns, Oboler was a master of his medium, an innovative writer/director/producer who favored spine tingling, socially conscious science fiction and horror stories and politically charged, left-leaning dramas. Oboler began scripting radio shows as a teenager and rose to success with the 1930s thriller anthology Lights Out. He went on to create the largely anti-war themed series Arch Oboler’s Plays, which featured great stars such as Joan Crawford, James Cagney and Katharine Hepburn, to name but a few.

This is the first installment of Abaton Radio Theater, a series that will include original contemporary work, as well as vintage material.

This disc contains two plays:

Catwife: The gripping horror story of a once loving marriage gone wildly awry!

Baby: A psychological drama exploring a young wife’s confrontation with the possibility of motherhood and the certainty of World War.

Posted by Scott D. Danielson

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