The Golden Age of Radio

September 2, 2014

The Extended Run Players in association with the UIW Department of Theatre Arts Present The Golden Age of Radio

San Antonio – Those who remember the vacuum tube radio days will enjoy playing the audience as The Extended Run Players, in cooperation with the Theatre Arts Department at the University of the Incarnate Word, reproduce three shows.  “Fibber McGee and Molly” was originally broadcast in November, 1944.  “Suspense” dates to 1947, while “Burns and Allen” followed in March of 1949.  Jack Benny appeared as guest on the latter show, which exploited Jack’s famous reputation as a tightwad.

The Extended Run Players are a group of theatre-lovers ranging from seasoned veterans to stage-struck tyros, all still growing and learning from each other.  Founded in 1996, the group dedicates itself to:

  • Perform fine productions of worthy plays or musical revues in a Reader’s Theatre format.
  • Spread their love of theatre throughout San Antonio and its surrounding communities
  • Nurture the next generation of theatre artists

Since 1997 the Extended Run Players have donated any profits from their productions to an endowed scholarship for Theatre Arts majors at the University of the Incarnate Word.

Performance Dates, Times, and Location:
September 13,  7 p.m. (Saturday night)  & September 14, 2 p.m. (Sunday Matinee)

Ticket Prices:
Adults:$ 10              Seniors: $9              Non-UIW Students: $8                 Groups: $6

All performances take place in the UIW Mabee Library Auditorium
(UIW Students, faculty and staff attend free of charge)

For information or reservations call (210) 829-3800 for the box office or (210) 829-3810 during regular business hours