Thanks to everyone who helped make Rumsey Radio Hour 2018 such a success!
After last year's incredible turnout, the Rumsey Radio Hour returns to Shepherdstown. The Marinoff Theater will again host the acclaimed Radio Hour on Saturday, January 20 and Sunday, January 21, 2018. Saturday performances will include a 2:00 matinee and an 8 o'clock evening performance. The Sunday afternoon matinee will begin at 2:00 for the final performance at the Marinoff this year.
(A talk back with the cast after Saturday evening's show will take place where beer, wine, and snacks will be available.)
Buy tickets now at the Shepherdstown Public Library or online at http://www.foslwv.org/ -- Buy early and save! Tickets discounted if purchased through January 12, 2018: $25 for adults and $10 for children under 12. After January 12, 2018, the prices will increase to $30 for adults and $15 for children under 12. All proceeds benefit the Shepherdstown Public Library. Contact the Library for further information regarding tickets at 305-876-2783.
Originally performed from 1989 to 1995 and revived in 2004, the Rumsey Radio Hour is Shepherdstown's version of National Public Radio's Prairie Home Companion. It features music and comedy with a full array of old-time radio sound effects.
The star-studded cast features many of this area's most well-known artists and performers including Laura First, Clissy Funkhouser, Nina Geiger, WDVM's Mark Kraham, and Don Oehser. A wonderful list of special guest performers includes Jesse Boyd, Sam Gianatti, Morgan Sells, and Susan Spangler. This year the Radio hour will also include musicians from The Washington Guzheng Society, a non-profit group of Chinese musicians that have performed their rich cultural music in concert at the Kennedy Center, the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, and the Smithsonian just to name a few of the more notable venues. The Rumsey Radio Hour will be once again directed by Peggy McKowen, Associate Producing Director of the Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF).
For awesome music, zinging political satire, hilarious comedy and tall tales galore, this is a not-to-be-missed event!
Seating is limited and the performances sell out quickly, so buy your tickets now!