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Radio Theatre focuses on black history
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Season four of The Radio Theatre Project continues with a Black History Month celebration on Monday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m.
ST. PETERSBURG - Season four of The Radio Theatre Project continues with a Black History Month celebration on Monday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m.

Join in the fun as live radio theatre takes center stage complete with sound effects. Each radio play is performed live and then re-broadcast on WMNF 88.5 FM HD 3 during the Soundstage Audio Theatre program on Sundays at 9 p.m.

"The Rocks Are Gonna Cry Out" is the first part of a trilogy called "The Road Weeps, The Well runs Dry" that merges the myth, folklore and history of the Black Seminole people. The trilogy is written by poet/playwright, Marcus Gardley. Fanni Green, director.

Marcus Gardley is a poet-playwright who was awarded the 2011 PEN/Laura Pels award for Mid-Career Playwright. He holds an MFA in Playwriting from Yale Drama School and is a professor of Playwriting at Brown University

“Francisco Menendez” is the remarkable story of the former slave, who escapes from British Carolina to Spanish Florida in the 18th Century and how he becomes the Commander of Fort Moses, the first settlement of freed peoples in North America. The script is written and performed by Bob Devin Jones. Lisa Powers Triconi, director. Jones is a writer, director, actor and co-founder and artistic director of Studio@620. Several of his scripts have been performed by the Radio Theatre Project

"The Continuing Adventures of Noel Berlin, Cabaret Detective" is the fourth in a continuing series written especially for the RTP Live! Ensemble by Paul Wilborn and Matt Cowley. This new series features the Ensemble members in cliff hanger episodes with cabaret music and stunning sound effects.

Performances are free and open to the public and will be signed for the hearing impaired.

Funding for this program is provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the Florida Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities

The Studio@620 is a nonprofit arts venue located at 620 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg.

Visit www.studio620.org or call 727-895-6620 to purchase tickets or for more information.
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