Doing Dahmer

Today’s podcast features Josh Hitchens, who always seems to have an iron in the fire. His solo piece focused on the life of  serial killer, Jeffrey Dahmer from the point of view of Dahmer himself. Society has a great interest in understanding what goes on in the minds of people whose actions are not like any we would perform. Or, maybe we all have a serial streak that we repress. Either way, it’s a safe way to explore inside the mind and attempt to draw similarities and differences. Stay Tuned!
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ABOUT JEFFREY DAHMER: GUILTY BUT INSANE
Spend some time with one of the most infamous serial killers in this country’s history. This one-man show will bring you up close and personal with the criminal himself. Written and Performed by Josh Hitchens and receiving its first full stage production after workshopping in the Philadelphia area. No matter how you feel about Jeffrey Dahmer and the atrocities he committed, you cannot run from the cultural question we ask every time a monster is found in our midst: Are they guilty? Or are they Insane?
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Long Ago and Far Away

Experimental theater is alive and well in Philadelphia. REP RADIO alum, Hank Curry, brought his latest to our attention and he had to sit down to discuss how this piece of art would take place in a Row Home. Stay Tuned.

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Tracking the saga of the human condition from the dawn of time to the end of the world, can two actors tell the complete story of human history within the confines of a Philadelphia Row Home? Join us on a journey through time and story, from the first man and woman to the last, as we tell the epic, intimate, romantic, and ridiculous true fairy tale of the human race.

Approx. 45 mins

When:
Friday April 17 – 8:00 PM
Saturday April 18 – 8:00 PM
Sunday April 19 – 8:00 PM

Where: 6th and Snyder, South Philly

For specific address and to reserve tickets, contact Steph Iozzia at stephanie.iozzia@gmail.com

Seating is limited, please reserve in advance.
Pay what you can.

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The Submission

Has it ever really crossed your mind, the origin of a story that plays out on a stage, movie or tv screen? Does it matter? Have we gotten to a point in society that if a story does not have the politically correct back story, that it’s considered invalid? We here at REP RADIO never really thought about it until we sat down with playwright Jeff Talbott and Artistic Director Rich Rubin of the Quince Productions offering, “The Submission”. Stay Tuned.

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A young caucasian playwright pens a play under a pseudonym about growing up poor and African-American. When a major theater festival wants to do his play, he hires an African-American actress to “play” the playwright. His boyfriend can’t talk him out of it, his best friend can’t talk him out of it, and the actress herself has doubts. But the plan proceeds with some hilarious results. An important play, funny and powerful, as questions of prejudice and acceptance are considered within the comic framework.

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http://quinceproductions.com

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Mickle Street

On Today’s podcast, I am joined by playwright Michael Whistler, who was commissioned to write Mickle Street for Walnut Street Theatre. This story takes us to a historic visit between notable figures Walt Whitman and Oscar Wilde when Whitman had taken up residence in Camden, New Jersey. This story rides along the edge of a great awakening for Wilde as the tale is told. Stay Tuned!

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ABOUT MICKLE STREET

In 1882, the flamboyant, dashing, young Oscar Wilde created a sensation, touring the United States on an extensive lecture tour. While visiting Philadelphia, he planned one side trip, crossing the Delaware to Camden to meet with America’s own Great Grey Poet, Walt Whitman. Join us on Mickle Street and spend an afternoon with two great writers – one at the dawn of his career, the other enjoying his quiet fame. Over a glass of elderberry wine, two great men discuss man’s most aesthetical existence and discover a common sense of beauty.

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http://walnutstreettheatre.org

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Long Live The Little Knife

On Today’s podcast, we return to Inis Nua to chat with Artistic Director, Tom Reing, about the latest import from across the pond. David Leddy’s “Long Live The Little Knife” may have a tone that is very reminiscent of his roots, however, the message is a global one. Stay Tuned!

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ABOUT LONG LIVE THE LITTLE KNIFE

“You need to keep your wits about you, but you will still be taken in by this hugely enjoyable romp.”—The Guardian

Long Live the Little Knife is a more absurdist take on the double-cross. It’s a fast-paced tale of swindling, dirty tricks and false identities. Husband and wife con artists set out to become the greatest art forgers in the world. What they gain—and what they lose—makes for a shocking, funny and oddly uplifting trip.

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http://inisnuatheatre.org

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THE WHALE

On today’s podcast, Mattie Hawkinson meets with the cast of Theatre Exile’s production of  THE WHALE by, Sam Hunter. The production has received a great deal of press due to the transformation of notable local actor, Scott Greer. However, the story portrays a series of characters in which no one is all that lovable. A series of unfortunate events cause these characters to continue down a destructive path with most in search of some sort of redemption. Stay Tuned!

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ABOUT THE WHALE

600 pound Charlie hides away in his apartment eating himself to death. Desperately, he tries to reconnect with his daughter who he left behind years ago. Winner of multiple awards, The Whale is a story of a final shot at redemption and the beauty of the families we make for ourselves.

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http://theatreexile.org

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Mothers and Sons

This podcast marks the introduction of our new contributor, Mattie Hawkinson. This also marks the first interview we have ever held for a PTC production. While this production runs without intermission, so does this interview. Hot off its successful run on broadway, Terrence McNally’s Mothers and Sons is the first production of its kind to depict gay marriage while coping with the ties that bind this “New Normal” together. Stay Tuned!

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ABOUT MOTHERS AND SONS

Twenty years after her son’s death, Katharine leaves Texas and pays an unexpected visit to the New York apartment of Cal, her late son’s partner who is now married to another man and has a young son. Still coping with loss and unexplainable anger, Katherine is challenged by Cal to confront the truths of their shared past, and a future she never imagined.

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http://philadelphiatheatrecompany.org

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