Rumsey Radio Hour to return
Shepherdstown’s Rumsey Radio Hour is set for Saturday, Nov. 19, returning after a one-year hiatus with a brand-new 2011 edition.
It will be performed live on stage at Shepherd University’s Frank Center off Duke Street at 8 p.m., for one performance only.
The performance will be followed by a post-show opportunity to meet the cast, also in the Frank Center.
Advance tickets are on sale now at the Dickinson and Wait Craft Gallery, the Four Seasons Bookstore and The Source in Shepherdstown, as well as at Albert & Arnold’s Wine and Cheese shop in Charles Town.
Rumsey Radio Hour performances often sell out early, so those who wish to attend are encouraged to buy their tickets as soon as possible
Advance tickets for the show will be priced at $15 each or two for $25.
Tickets will also be sold at the door if space is still available for $20 each.
Performed originally from 1989 to 1995 and revived in 2004, the Rumsey Radio Hour is Shepherdstown’s version of National Public Radio’s Prairie Home Companion. It features music and comedy, with a full array of old-time radio sound effects.
This year’s show will feature many of the stars of past shows, including Mark Kraham, Clissy Funkhouser, Phil Bufithis, Adam Booth, Todd Coyle, Don Oehser and Laura First.
The Shepherdstown Business Association and the Shepherdstown Visitors Center are sponsoring this year’s show.
Most of the proceeds will help fund the town’s Semiquincentennial (250th anniversary) celebration, which begins Nov. 25, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Shepherdstown Public Library in memory of Ethan Fischer, the Rumsey Radio Hour’s own “Johnny Dime, poet of crime.”
For further information go to www.facebook.com/RumseyRadioHour or contact Jeanne Muir at 304-876-3715 or info@ThomasShepherdInn.com.