Delmarva Public Radio is producing a new half-hour drama program that will be hosted by Harold Wilson called, “Delmarva Radio Theatre”. The program features original radio plays adapted from short stories published in The Delmarva Review, the journal of the Eastern Shore Writers Association. Actors include members of The Community Players of Salisbury, a local theatre company, as well as very talented Delmarva Public Radio staff. The schedule at this point is to produce a drama each quarter. All will appear on Delmarva Public Radio WSCL 89.5.
“Doreen” is adapted for radio from a short story of the same name by the author, Margaret Adams. The radio drama is a monologue in which Doreen tells us about being diagnosed with breast cancer and her subsequent choice of treatment. It’s a moving and perhaps somewhat controversial story. Actress Judy Hearn, a member of the Community Players of Salisbury, takes the role of Doreen. Author Margaret Adams is a nurse practitioner. In interviews before and after the presentation of the play Margaret discusses “Doreen” from both a literary and medical perspective. Link to Broadcast
Even though the setting is 1932, the topic is very timely. It is the story of an unmarried young woman who finds herself “in the family way” (a euphemism of that day) and facing a significant decision. Our play is the story of her struggle with that decision. The program features a short interview with author Marcelle Tiebeaux. The episode will air will air Sunday evening at 6:00 pm on March 22, 2016.
An original story by Margaret Rodenberg titled, “Mrs. Morrisette.” “Mrs. Morrisette” will air Sunday evening at 6:00 pm on January 17, 2016.
The first play, “Robot on a Park Bench” by Brandon Getz will air Sunday evening October 18, at 6:00 pm on WSCL 89.5.