The Archery Contest, a Radio Play

The Archery Contest, a Radio Play

The Archery Contest, a Radio Play is an abstract sex comedy which follows the al fresco adventures of a quintet of players trapped between the Christian rules of the past and the Nihilistic chaos of the future.

A Reverend and his wife pursue a young girl and boy in a contest to claim them as secondary spouses. Encouraged by the teenagers’ guardian – a cemetery Sexton – the chase reaches its zenith during the ritualistic celebration of a long forgotten holiday.

Designed as a serial radio play in 4 parts, the work invokes visuals that remain unseen, challenging the notion that theatre exists only in the realm of the visual stage. A studio recording of Part 1 will be online at ART Radio WPS1.org in October 2007, while Part 2 will be recorded live in a staged performance at PS122 before going online. Part 3 and 4 will appear in 2008. The Archery Contest is an ongoing multi/media theater project whose goal is to embrace modern technology, especially the internet, as a means of disseminating theatrical content to a larger audience.

Written and Directed by John Jahnke
Soundscape by Kristin Worrall
Sound Installation by Andrew Schneider

photos by Plamen Petkov

Presented in association with Art Radio WPS1.org Web Radio Station.

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World Premiere
November 8-10, 2007
Thursday-Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
Saturday at 5:00 p.m.
Tickets from $20, $15 (students/seniors), $10 (members)

The Archery Contest, a Radio Play

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