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Rumsey Radio Hour comes back in January

By Staff | Dec 28, 2015

After last year’s incredible turnout the Rumsey Radio Hour returns to Shepherdstown at the beautiful new Marinoff Theater at Shepherd University on Saturday, Jan. 30, and Sunday, Jan. 31. Saturday features a 2 p.m. matinee and an 8 p.m. evening performance. Sunday features the 2 p.m. matinee only.

At a “talk back” with the cast after Saturday evening’s show, beer and wine will be available.

Buy tickets now at Shepherdstown Public Library or online at www.foslwv.org/ – $20 for adults and $10 for children under 12. Proceeds benefit the excellent programming at Shepherdstown Public Library.

Originally performed 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.

The Pirates of the Potomac return! And those running for office beware! The star-studded local cast includes WHAG’s own Mark Kraham; nationally acclaimed story teller and Shepherd University Appalachian Studies professor Adam Booth; Shepherd Professor Emeritus Phil Bufithis; WSHC Radio COO Todd Cotgreave; and other famously talented artists including Todd Coyle, Laura First, Clissy Funkhouser, Grace Geiger, Nina Geiger, Don Oehser, Lois Spreen, Jade Tremba and Ed Zahniser.

For awesome music, zinging political satire, hilarious comedy and tall tales galore, this is a not-to-be-missed event.

Seating is limited and the performances sell out quickly, so buy your tickets now.