Spring 2023 Arkansas Radio Theatre Schedule Set

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Arkansas Radio Theatre, an initiative that operates in association with the Arkansas Tech University Department of Communication and Media Studies, has announced its spring 2023 schedule.

The series of 16 performances will air on KXRJ 91.9 FM and www.atu.edu/broadcast beginning at 7 p.m. each Saturday from Jan. 21 through May 6.

The spring 2023 Arkansas Radio Theatre schedule features five debut broadcasts, including three new episodes in the “Concealed Carrie: Diamond State Crime Fighter” series.

Dr. David J. Eshelman, head of the ATU Department of Communication and Media Studies and professor of communication, created “Concealed Carrie” and introduced it to the Arkansas Radio Theatre audience in 2014. He has described the series as “the comic hijinks of a beauty professional whose power is disguising herself.”

The episodes of “Concealed Carrie” that will debut during spring 2023 are entitled “The Community Theatre,” “The Werewolves” and “The Italian Count.” They are the 26th, 27th and 28th entries in the series.

Additional debut broadcasts during spring 2023 will include performances of “Mercedes and the Count” from “The Count of Monte Cristo” by Alexandre Dumas and George Bernard Shaw’s “Candida.”

Arkansas Radio Theatre was founded in 2007. Shows are made available to the visually impaired through the Arkansas Information Reading Service.

Archived broadcasts of each performance are uploaded to blogs.atu.edu/radiotheatre.

Below is the complete spring 2023 Arkansas Radio Theatre schedule:

Saturday, Jan. 21: “Blue and Green and Other Colors”
Saturday, Jan. 28: “Reflections from Russia”
Saturday, Feb. 4: “The Flowered Tomb”
Saturday, Feb. 11: “Mercedes and the Count”
Saturday, Feb. 18: “Mercedes and the Count” and “The Blood-Soaked Shoe”
Saturday, Feb. 25: “Mr. Hound’s Life as a Dog” and “Thumbelina”
Saturday, March 4: “Pelleas and Melisande”
Saturday, March 11: “Miss Julie”
Saturday, March 18: “Candida”
Saturday, March 25: “Candida”
Saturday, April 1: “Concealed Carrie: The Community Theatre”
Saturday, April 8: “Concealed Carrie: The Werewolves”
Saturday, April 15: “Concealed Carrie: The Italian Count”
Saturday, April 22: “Concealed Carrie: The Bachelorette Party” and “Concealed Carrie: The Community Theatre”
Saturday, April 29: “Concealed Carrie: The Werewolves” and “Concealed Carrie: The Italian Count”
Saturday, May 6: “The Playground King”

For more information about Arkansas Radio Theatre, send e-mail to deshelman@atu.edu.