Well, we’ve careened through outer space, been sucked into small towns with their fair share of secrets and heard some new old time radio, and this month, Radio Drama Revival! enters yet more bold new terrain with the American premiere of an incredible audio folktale/satire, the acclaimed “Last Harbinger” by Crazy Dog Audio Theatre from Dublin, Ireland.
The land of Moloch is dying. While the seas rise and dark pollution saturates the skies, the rich giggle and preen their nodules while delighting in a gigantic festival celebrating… themselves. Those who are poor and dying suffer because God doesn’t like them, and God would have nothing any different. It is to this dark world that the Harbinger comes, bringing a message of hope and peace.
Yet, the powers that be don’t want hope. Or peace.
Tune in Thursdays (1-1:30PM) in August for an incredible ride through a terrifying world that’s all too familiar, riddled with biting satire and compelling characters. Echoes of Dosteovesky and Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl” and performances by Ireland’s top talent (with guest appearance by Firesign Theatre’s Phil Proctor) saturate this tale originally produced for RTE1 Radio 1, the national radio station of Ireland.