Talk Radio

by Eric Bogosian

directed by Susan Abrams

February 25,26 March 4,5 11,12,13 18,19 2011

Barry Champlain, Cleveland's controversial radio show host, is on the air doing what he does best: insulting the pathetic souls who call in the middle of the night to sound off. The most frightening thing? They love it. In fact, Barry's show is so popular it's about to go into national syndication, and his producer is afraid that Barry will say something that will offend the sponsors. This, of course, makes Barry even more outrageous. Disturbing, funny, moving, off-beat, and totally entrancing, Talk radio was adapted into a riveting film by director Oliver Stone and revived for Broadway audiences in 2007 - earning two Tony Award nominations. "A compelling work that draws you straight into the heart of its fringe world. It makes the call in show a metaphor for America's lost souls." - New York Newsday


Cast List

Bernie (Female Callers) Jacky Saulnier


Syd Greenburg (Male Callers) Alex Echevarria


Spike (Female Callers) Laura Gilbert


Stu Noonan James Hipp


Linda MacArthur Marilyn Hart


Barry Champlain Bob Lussier


Dan Woodruff (Male Callers) Tom Libonate


Kent (Male Callers) Maxwell Alexander


Dr. Susan Fleming (Female Callers) Beth Bonnabeau



Production Staff

Directed & Designed bySusan Abrams

Scenic Artist Glenn R. Couture

Costume Design Terry Hawley

Sound Design Scott Wyshynski, Thomas Libonate

Lighting Design Richard Pettibone

Light & Sound Operator Dan Knowlton

Builders Scott Wyshynski, Rich Pettibone, Bill Johns, John Bolster, Scott Morose, Susan Abrams, Glenn Couture

Prompters Jacky Saulnier, Kay Abella


Photography Richard Pettibone

Web Site Design

House Manager Jill Fay Producer Richard Pettibone

Radio VoicesStacy Lee-Erickson, Stuart Abrams, Bill Abrams, Richard Pettibone, Glenn Couture, Ian Abram


Special Thanks

WZBG, Johnny O, Jim Schultz, WRKI, Norwalk High School


Set Design


Production Reviews

'Talk Radio' gripping at TheatreWorks

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TheatreWorks’ ‘Talk Radio’ Is Something to Talk About

Fans of Shock Jocks will Love Talk Radio