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Radio Play Revival features great American actors performing great American works of literature. Performed by both established and new-and-emerging performers, musicians, and writers, Radio Play Revival pays homage to the golden age of radio, in the now-second golden age of audio.

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Episode Credits
EP. 1: THE GIFT OF THE MAGI BY O. HENRY
Conceived and Directed by: Josh Johnston
Edited by: Ryan Schleifman
Casting by: David Caparelliotis
Theme music by: Joseph Thalken
Production Assistant: Zoë Cameron
Literary Manager: Victoria Ungvarsky
Executive Producers: Staci Levine and David Caparelliotis
With Sam Tsoutsouvas, the voice of RPR
EP. 2: AN OCCURRENCE AT OWL CREEK BRIDGE BY AMBROSE BIERCE
Conceived and Directed by: Josh Johnston
Edited by: Ryan Schleifman
Casting by: David Caparelliotis
Theme music by: Joseph Thalken
Production Assistant: Zoë Cameron
Literary Manager: Victoria Ungvarsky
Executive Producers: Staci Levine and David Caparelliotis
Original Music by: Harris Owens
With Sam Tsoutsouvas, the voice of RPR
EP. 3: THE YELLOW WALLPAPER BY CHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN
Conceived and Directed by: Josh Johnston
Edited by: Ryan Schleifman
Casting by: David Caparelliotis
Theme music by: Joseph Thalken
Production Assistant: Zoë Cameron
Literary Manager: Victoria Ungvarsky
Executive Producers: Staci Levine and David Caparelliotis
With Sam Tsoutsouvas, the voice of RPR
EP. 4: THE CALIFORNIAN’S TALE BY MARK TWAIN
Conceived and Directed by: Josh Johnston
Edited by: Ryan Schleifman
Casting by: David Caparelliotis
Theme music by: Joseph Thalken
Production Assistant: Zoë Cameron
Literary Manager: Victoria Ungvarsky
Executive Producers: Staci Levine and David Caparelliotis
Original Music by: The Downhill Strugglers
With Sam Tsoutsouvas, the voice of RPR
EP. 5: THE RED COAT & LET US GO OUT INTO THE STARRY NIGHT BOTH BY JOHN PATRICK SHANLEY
Conceived and Directed by: Josh Johnston
Edited by: Ryan Schleifman
Casting by: David Caparelliotis
Theme music by: Joseph Thalken
Production Assistant: Zoë Cameron
Literary Manager: Victoria Ungvarsky
Executive Producers: Staci Levine and David Caparelliotis
With Sam Tsoutsouvas, the voice of RPR
EP. 6: XINGU BY EDITH WHARTON
Conceived and Directed by: Josh Johnston
Edited by: Dan Gerhard & Ellen Fitton
Casting by: David Caparelliotis
Theme music by: Joseph Thalken
Production Assistant: Zoë Cameron
Literary Manager: Victoria Ungvarsky
Executive Producers: Staci Levine and David Caparelliotis
Classical piano excerpts performed by: Joseph Thalken
With Sam Tsoutsouvas, the voice of RPR
EP. 7: TITEE  BY ALICE MOORE DUNBAR-NELSON
Conceived and Directed by: Josh Johnston
Edited by: Ryan Schleifman
Casting by: David Caparelliotis
Theme music by: Joseph Thalken
Production Assistant: Zoë Cameron
Literary Manager: Victoria Ungvarsky
Executive Producers: Staci Levine and David Caparelliotis
Ragtime and Blues music composed by: Henry Ragas, Tony Sbarbaro, Tom Brown, & Frank Warshauer, respectively.
With Sam Tsoutsouvas, the voice of RPR

 
 EP. 8: BACHELOR HOLIDAY BY ALAN BALL
Conceived and Directed by: Josh Johnston
Edited by: Ryan Schleifman
Casting by: David Caparelliotis
Theme music by: Joseph Thalken
Production Assistant: Zoë Cameron
Literary Manager: Victoria Ungvarsky
Executive Producers: Staci Levine and David Caparelliotis
Production Credits
Josh Johnston, Creator/Director, is an actor and writer, and now
producer. He has toured onstage with The Acting Company and
worked on the small and big screen as an actor. He developed
the idea of Radio Play Revival through his love of literature and
figuring out a way to stay creative while at home during the
pandemic… the first year of it.
Patti LuPone, Executive Producer, is an actor and singer best
known for her work on Broadway. She has won two Grammy
Awards, two Tony Awards, and two Olivier Awards. She is also
a 2006 American Theater Hall of Fame inductee.
Staci Levine, Executive Producer is founder and president of
Groundswell Theatricals, Inc, a NYC-based producing and
general management company, specializing in intimate
theatrical and concert productions. Groundswell has produced
on Broadway, Off-Broadway, across North America, London’s
West End, Australia, and New Zealand.

Episodes

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Ep. 8: Bachelor Holiday by Alan Ball

New York City, the 1990s: A mouse, caught in a glue trap, causes three roommates to discuss the meaning of life, death, yuppiedom, karma, and the harsh reality of their place on the food chain. Cast (in ...
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Ep. 7: Titee by Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson

New Orleans, 1895: Titee is a brilliant young boy, but his mind isn't on school or home. His mother, teacher, and friends wonder what goes on in Titee's mind, but when Titee gets caught out in a storm, ...
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Ep. 6: Xingu by Edith Wharton

Hillbridge, 1916: The ladies of the local lunch club have invited the celebrated novelist of their latest read to be their guest. However, their own internal competition and inferiority complexes send ...
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Ep. 5: The Red Coat & Let Us Go Out Into the Starry Night both by John Patrick Shanley

Two actors, two plays, one playwright. In the first: The Bronx, present night: Outside of a party, the moon and a street light shine down upon two teenagers on the brink of discovery. In the second: A ...
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Ep. 4: The Californian’s Tale by Mark Twain

California, the 1860s: It's the Wild West and the gold has dried up; only a few naive souls remain. A chance encounter between strangers leads to more than just friendly salutations. Cast (in speaking ...
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Ep. 3: The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

The country, summertime: Physician John thinks the fresh air will help his ailing wife. He tells her not to write, so, naturally she documents everything about the estate: the garden, the house's history, ...
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Ep. 2: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce

Northern Alabama, The Civil War: A Confederate farmer stands on a bridge, a noose around his neck. He contemplates his life, and the choices that led him to this moment. What follows is his breakneck escape ...
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Ep. 1: The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry

New York City, Christmas Eve: Della has less than two dollars with which to buy her husband Jim a Christmas present. In a story known the world over, listen to the lengths a husband and wife will go to ...

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