Do you like being afraid of the dark?
Leesa Colescott, a VIP courier of fine arts has been tasked with delivering not only a strange piece of art, but also Asher — an angry 12-year-old boy — to the home of an uncle he’s never met. Their destination is an isolated farmhouse full of surprises, just like the ones found late night horror movies. Are those other-worldly voices Asher hears coming from the paintings? Humor and suspense meet in this family-friendly radio play about what it means to discover one’s true gifts.
We’re thrilled to present Special Delivery by Shay Youngblood — a new work commissioned by the Playhouse for the radio. Presented in partnership with WSHU Public Radio; with original music, sound design, and audio production by John Gromada.
The play was broadcast on Saturday, July 10 at 1:06 PM on all WSHU stations and at wshu.org with a rebroadcast on Sunday, July 11 at 4:06 PM on WSHU news/talk stations. The recording was also be available on this website July 12 through August 1.
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What delights me most is that Shay’s play is ultimately about the bonds of family, revealing equal amounts of heart and mystery as she explores the true nature of those sounds which go bump in the night.
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The 2021 Playhouse season is generously supported by the Eunice and David Bigelow Foundation.
This production was recorded for audio broadcast under strict COVID-19 protocols, with actors recording remotely from their own homes.
directed by Mark Shanahan