Staged in Cooperation with Empire Block
Time Arc Theatre partners with the Empire Block to bring live theater back to Tower Avenue for two weekends. The last time the partners lit up the space, audiences got a peek inside the deer shack. Now, the history-based theater will take audiences back to the Golden Age of Radio: the 1940s.
Retro TV channels bring back the early days of TV with shows such as “Gunsmoke” and I Love Lucy.” But there was a time when Matt Dillon wasn’t a handsome giant but a short, stocky guy and Lucy wasn’t married to somebody with a Spanish accent. Before TV, audiences listened to a box in their living room while actors performed radio programs on stage before a live audience.
All shows will take place in the historic Empire Block, 1208 Tower Ave. The production kicked off Thursday, March 28, with a reception and show. Additional shows will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday, March 29, and Saturday, March 30, and April 5-6. Matinees are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, March 31, and April 7.
Empire Coffee will open its doors between the two spaces during intermission so audience members can enjoy a cup of coffee, a beer or a glass of wine.
Director and LLC President Kathy Laakso said that Time Arc wants to be part of the excitement of the downtown’s revitalization.
“Audience members at our hunting shows last fall made it clear that they believe having theatre right here — in this community — promotes growth and independence,” she said in a release.
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