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Great Minds Think Alike?
Burnsville, Minn August 2007 When The Chameleon Theatre Circle decided that Eric Bogosian's Talk Radio would be in its tenth season, little did they know that the show was about to be revived on Broadway. This topical production, that examines the emotional breakdown of an egotistical talk show host, couldn't be more relevant today than it was twenty years ago.
The main character, Barry Champlain, is everything you can imagine in a controversial hostan amalgam of all the radio characters who spew forth their centric view of their universe. The drama is set in the studio of Cleveland's WTLK Radio. Over the course of Barry's two-hour broadcast, he is scrutinized by producers with an interest in taking the show national. Barry jousts with his unseen callers, ranging from a white supremacist to a woman obsessed with her garbage disposal. These calls are peppered with insights into his character from his ex-deejay pal and his sometime girlfriend/producer, and punctuated with a transformative visit from an embodied voice.
Talk Radio opens on September 7 at the new Arts at River Ridge (formerly the Minnesota River School of Fine Art), and runs through September 23. Show times are as follows: Friday and Saturday, September 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, September 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, September 16 at 2 p.m., Friday and Saturday September 21 and 22, and Sunday, September 23 at 2 p.m. For further information, and to purchase tickets, visit www.chameleontheatre.org.
Incorporated on January 9, 1998, The Chameleon Theatre Circle continues to succeed in accomplishing the company's mission of providing an engaging and complete experience to their audience through growth and development of all participants in a nurturing and unified environment. Now in their tenth season, Talk Radio is its 57th production. In addition to known plays and musicals, The Chameleon Theatre Circle supports developing playwrights with its New Play Festival, now in its ninth year. The company has produced nine world premieres, including Monsters in America, an original play written by the company, and a collection of seven plays written by seven playwrights performed in one production. The Chameleon Theatre Circle's production of Hair was also featured on PBS.
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