Topless in Pomona: A Radio Play
A COMEDIC ADVENTURE PLAYED IN THE THEATER OF THE MIND
The Gearheads got together one day a threw down a radio play.
It just made sense in the “we like to do what no one else can” kinda way. And it was fun, really.
The whole thing began when Brian just wouldn’t shut up about his love for the old radio shows… the adventure stories, the comedies, even the dramas. That was the golden age of entertainment; the stuff right before the motion pictures and television shows took over. The sort of entertainment that relied on your imagination. Theater of the mind, as it were. Just like reading a book… Or, more in keeping with recent times, like listening to an audio book.
That said… Welcome to the first in a new series.
GLORIOUS THESPIAN AURAL
The story is pretty straight-forward. The characters are kept to a minimum, and the whole thing was penned in one sitting. Brian slapped the thing together, and then he and Steve plugged in a few jokes, tweaked a few lines, and Brad, Brian and Steve banged it out. Steve has an amazing array of voices and characters to draw upon, and Brian lives to over-act… So the whole thing was destined to fall together like a whipped cream pie meeting a clown’s face.
It always pays to write about what you know, and to write comedy about that which you love. Or may not love so much. In fact, you can glean some great content by simply going balls-out after the things that annoy you. And this sketch, well, really hits on something that annoys the gang.
ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE
…and a joke, really. You just need to know where to look for the punchline. Bear in mind that this is one part love letter to the hobby, and one part a tongue-firmly-in-cheek absurdist comedy. It’s not a personal attack on anyone, nor is it some thinly-veiled anything. It’s just a wacky adventure that never really starts on any rails.
We hope that you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed putting it together.
Created by: Brian Stupski
Written by: Brian Stupski
Edited by: Brian Stupski and Steve Hayes
Directed by: Brian Stupski
Produced by: Brad King, Brian Stupski and Steve Hayes
Engineer: Brad King
Sound Effects by: Brad King
Final Mix by: Brad King
Narrated by: Brad King
The Hunter: Brian Stupski
Internal Monologue: Steve Hayes
Internal Monologue Twice-Removed: Brian Stupski
Strip Club Bouncer: Steve Hayes
Strip Club PA Announcements: Brad King, Brian Stupski, Steve Hayes
Strippers: Brad King, Steve Hayes
Lowrider Vision Quest Shaman: Steve Hayes
Appalachian Extra: Brian Stupski
The Ghost of Borge Garrish: Steve Hayes
Don J’Septembertino: Steve Hayes
TraditionalGateKeeper32: Steve Hayes
HAMB Mook:Brad King
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