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Rumsey Radio Hour comes back in January

By Staff | Dec 30, 2016

After last year’s incredible turnout, the Rumsey Radio Hour returns to Shepherdstown at Shepherd University’s Marinoff Theater on Saturday, Jan. 21 and Sunday, Jan. 22. Saturday features a 2:30 p.m. matinee and an 8 p.m. evening performance. Sunday features the 2:30 p.m. matinee only

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

Buy tickets now at the Shepherdstown Public Library or online at www.foslwv.org/ — Buy early and save! Tickets discounted if purchased through Jan. 18: $20 for adults and $10 for children under 12. After Jan. 18, the prices will be $25 for adults and $15 for children under 12. Proceeds benefit the excellent programming at the 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 star-studded cast includes WHAG’s Mark Kraham; nationally acclaimed story teller and Shepherd University Appalachian Studies professor Adam Booth; Shepherd Professor Emeritus Phil Bufithis; and other famously talented artists including Todd Coyle, Clissy Funkhouser, Grace Geiger, Nina Geiger, Hope Snyder, Don Oehser, Laura First and Ed Zahniser.

There will be special musical guests for each of the matinees. The Asbury Church Ambassadors Choir will join us at the Saturday matinee; The Speakeasy Boys will join us at the Sunday matinee. The production is once again directed by Peggy McKowen, associate producing director of the Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF).

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 tickets now.