Tune in Monday Nov 2nd at 11 pm for a couple of audio dramas about altered realities from the Ubu Hour.
First up, the short peice WHERE DID IT ALL GO WRONG? His partner is in a coma in the hospital. When she awakes she will think everything is different, reality and illusion are fused... What is the terrible and frightening truth that will be revealed. This radio drama is based on the song St James Infirmary Blues. Another version of Where Did It All Go Wrong is being produced by the Willamette Radio Workshop as part of their Halloween Extravaganza TALES FROM THE ST JAMES INFIRMARY.
Followed by: THE SOUL JUMPERS: Renee and Evan are brutally murdered in a motel on the outskirts of Portland.
Dmae Roberts talks with Paul King and Walter Jaffe of Whitebird Danceabout their new season of dance concerts beginning with Mikhail Baryshnokov. And in the second half of the show, we get a previewwith Executive Director Greg Netzer of the Wordstock Festival featuring 170 writers from across the country and the Northwest.
DUDU INTRUDES is a homage to Alfred Jarry's Ubu plays, with Ma and Pa Dudu as the ugly Americans who are visiting a house in a foreign country after their car breaks down. It's rude and crass, and hopefully catches some of the spirit of the original Ubu./..
OUR LITTLE MAYOR Part 4.. More hilarity insues with the further adventures of Slam Assbuns, openly-gay mayor of a small big west coast city, and the follow-out from his lies about the relationship he had with an 18-year old. Rabid petition-recallers, corrupt city officials, and sleazy news paper publishers ... not to mention that the Ubu Hour once again pokes fun of The Couve, (also known as VanKansas) to the north of us... Written by G Violetta
The Ubu Hour Health Care Debate, where a couple of shills from the health care industry try to convince a bunch of people that our corporate profit-driven health system is the best in the world. It even ends with the late great Richard Francis reading a poem about health care lobbyists and capitalism.
A dying gangster named Rudolph is hold up in an abandoned house on west 57th Street in New York City. Alone and fatally wounded he is befriended by a little girl and her beat up kitten. Whom he names Johnny One Eye, because the cat has been so knocked around and has lost one eye. With their help, he tries a desparate plan to get revenge on the mug who had shot him up.
An off beat tale by Damon Runyon.Whose stories about New York's Great White Way have been the subject of many films, and the well known Broadway Musical Guys and Dolls. Featured in the cast are Naples Yellow, Boston Blackie, Sky Blue, and Fortunato.