Parodies to entertain Lakes Area Theatre radio audiencesLakes Area Theatre (LAT) in Alexandria will present both on-stage and on-the-air performances this weekend.
Lakes Area Theatre (LAT) in Alexandria will present both on-stage and on-the-air performances this weekend.
• The on-stage performances are set for Friday, March 4 at 7 p.m. and will be two short stories of the supernatural. Both are from the old time radio series entitled Strange.
The Firing Squad is a World War II ghost story that took place in France. According to the script, the story is verified in records of the French War Office.
The second Strange story is entitled The Train. It is also an alleged true story that took place in the life of British actor Richard Gregg. In it, a man who had the uncanny ability to know tomorrow's headlines warns Gregg to not board a train, which he believed would crash.
The on-stage productions are directed by Mike Roers and star Tom E. Lee, Kip Sundlee, Kelly Smith, and Quincy Roers. Karen Gladen is on the keyboard. The show is sponsored by Rick Ketcher, a financial advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors.
• Two parodies hit the airwaves on Sunday, March 6 at 12:30 p.m. on KXRA 1490 AM.
The first show parodies that old western classic High Noon. The LAT show is entitled High Moon. It is a science fiction western written by Jerry Stearns.
The second parody, written by Wade Bradford, takes on the old courtroom drama 12 Angry Men. The LAT production is entitled 12 Angry Pigs.
The shows were directed by Mike Roers. Tune in and hear Tom E. Lee, Jim Thoreen, Chuck Grussing, Pauline Segaar, Hayley Wegner and Kristine Gabrielson as the characters. The Sunday show is sponsored by The Misfits of Magic, a local magic act that features Tom E. Lee and Quincy Roers as magicians.