In more audio drama news, the peculiar platitudes behind “The Many Men of Martha Manning” are up to more aural mischief:
Set in 1958, “MARTHA & DOTTY: MICROWAVE MAMBO!” is a multi-episode audio production that takes our heroines from their pastoral pine porch to the
Beat scene in Greenwich Village, to the casinos of Havana and to the bottom
of the ocean–with plenty of unexpected stops in between. And on the way,
they’ll delve into the mysteries of microwaves, multilingual love and a
“MARTHA & DOTTY: MICROWAVE MAMBO” will again be directed by Grace
Gonglewski, choreographed by Karen Getz and written by David Witz. The show will feature guest players from the Philly Fringe, professional voice actors
and more than few surprise participants.
“The Many Men of Martha Manning” earned giddy reviews (“Hilarious–It
couldn’t be any better!” raved the Philadelphia Inquirer), thousands of
downloads from around the world and inspired college students to create
their own audio-theater pieces.
This year, “MARTHA & DOTTY: MICROWAVE MAMBO!” will be presented by BRAT Productions as a pay-per-download audio production.? Episodes will be available from iTunes and from http://MarthaAndDotty.com beginning in early August and throughout the 2008 Fringe.
Sounds like fun — and just to get you ready, you’ll be hearing Martha’s previous adventures sometime this spring.