2011 Vintage Hitchcock

“Hitchcock” Thrills; Now Heads to Newton

Union Street Players finished their run of Joe Landry’s “Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play” on Sunday afternoon. The show recreated what it was like to be in the live studio audience for the live broadcast of Alfred Hitchcock’s radio dramas. It was a completely new concept for many audience members, while those who grew up in the Golden Age of Radio found themselves taking a trip down memory lane.

“I just closed my eyes and I was back in childhood with my family huddled around the radio,” on audience member said after the show.

As with most spring productions, attendance was low. Though, with the show falling on spring break week, the numbers were unusually slim.

Thu Mar 10: 35
Fri Mar 11: 79
Sat Mar 12: 55
Sun Mar 13: 44

Total attendance: 213

While the curtain has dropped for the last time on this Pella production, several members of the cast and crew are taking a piece of the show to the Iowa Community Theatre Festival in Newton. The annual festival of the Iowa Community Theatre Association features productions from community theatres around the state. Productions at the festival are judged, with one show going on to regional competition. USP plans to produce one of the three Hitchcock pieces, “Sabotage,”  for the festival.

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2011 Vintage Hitchcock

“Vintage Hitchcock” Cast Announced

Union Street Players (USP) starts 2011 with a fun twist on some classic thrillers. Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play takes three classic scripts by the master of suspence, Alfred Hitchock, and allows us to experience what it was like to be  a live studio audience in the golden age of radio. USP Walk of Fame member, Pat Moriarity, sits in the director’s chair for the very first time and helms the production. Former USP President and veteran director, Marty Feeney, will work along side Pat as Assistant Director.

Pat Moriarity and Marty Feeney Direct "Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play"

The ensemble cast will serve as voice actors playing multiple parts. The cast will also help create sound effects, just like it was done back in the days before television.

Phil Hoole & Paul Scott Read for Auditions of "Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play"

Cast Members: & Sound Effect Personnel
Kelly Anderson
Jana De Zwarte
Beverly Graves
Jonathon Greg
Phil Hoole
Mark Moreland
Nancy Moreland
Lisa Morgan
Sandy Olsthoorn
Tyler Rezapour
Jacob Rosdail
Paul Scott
Michael Still
Tom Vander Well
Wendy Vander Well
Arvin Van Zante
Spence Ver Meer – keyboardist
Alexander Wei
Production Team
Director: Pat Moriarity
Assisted by: Marty Feeney
Light Design: Arvin Van Zante
Sound Design: Katie Hughes & Pat Moriarity
Sound – Cody Kooi
Costuming: Peggy Moriarity, Nancy Moreland, Susan Eggert 
Makeup Coordinator: Peggy Moriarity
Poster – Mat Kelly
Program – Anne McCullough Kelly
Special thanks to the following for their assistance with auditions: Cody Kooi, Peggy Moriarity, Shelley Buhrow, Arvin Van Zante

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