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Genesius Guild Radio Productions

Genesius Guild Radio Productions

By Genesius Guild
Join the Genesius Guild in Rock Island, IL as we produce classic theater...on the radio! This podcast will include productions from our normal repertoire (Shakespearean works such as selections from Hamlet and Greek tragedies such as Philoctetes) and will explore classical works outside of our traditional genre.
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Don Wooten discusses Antigone
Join us as we listen to Don Wooten discuss the first play ever performed by the Genesius Guild: Sophocles' Antigone. Wooten discusses the show, describes the plot, and explores the play's themes - including questions of the separation of religion and government and the battle between following an unjust law and following one's conscience.
February 18, 2021
Philoctetes (by Sophocles)
Sophocles’ Philoctetes. Although less well known than his Oedipus Rex and Antigone, this play has especially received notice lately in Seamus Heaney’s adaptation entitled “The Cure at Troy” – with the evocative words spoken by the chorus: “History says, don't hope / On this side of the grave. / But then, once in a lifetime / The longed-for tidal wave / Of justice can rise up, / And hope and history rhyme.” The story takes place near the end of the Trojan War – the Greeks have found out that they need to retrieve a warrior who had been wounded and left behind on the island of Lemnos. Only he – Philoctetes – and the bow he had as a gift from the dying Heracles – would allow them to finally defeat Troy. We begin as Odysseus has arrived on the island, bringing Neoptolemus, the son of the now dead Achilles, to help him. Neoptolemus will soon be forced to test his own integrity against the deception planned by Odysseus. Credits: Narrator - Kathy Calder Odysseus - Matt Walsh Neoptolemus - Tyler Henning Philoctetes - Andy Curtiss Chorus (1) - Guy Cabell Chorus (2) - Jason Dlouhy Chorus (3) - Marc Nelson Merchant / Spy - T. J. Green Heracles - Phillip Dunbridge Director / Organizer / Sound Editor - Mischa Hooker Translated by Ian Johnston, adapted by Mischa Hooker Sound effects: Daniel Simion and Mike Koenig Background music: Royalty Free Music Theme music: Chopin, Waltz in A flat Major, Opus 69, number 1, performed by Olga Gurevich.
February 5, 2021
A Christmas Carol
Enjoy this radio theater production of A Christmas Carol by the Genesius Guild in Rock Island, IL! Credits Narrator - Susan Perrin-Sallak Scrooge - Mike Carron Fred (Scrooge's Nephew) - Phil Tunnicliff Gentleman - Scott Tunnicliff Bob Cratchit (Scrooge's Clerk) - Jake Walker Marley's Ghost - Phillip Dunbridge Ghost of Christmas Past - Arc Simmons-Curtis Fezziwig - John Donald O'Shea Girl (Belle) - Anna Tunnicliff Ghost of Christmas Present - T.J. Green Mrs. Cratchit - Stephanie Moeller Cratchit children and Boy - Leo Braddy Peter Cratchit / Cratchit children - Josef Bodenbender Tiny Tim / Cratchit children - Rosie Bodenbender Martha Cratchit - Sophia Kilburg Scrooge's niece - Mallory Park Scrooge's niece's sister - Elena Vallejo Businessman 1 - Don Faust Businessman 2 - Jim Strauss Red-faced gentleman - Jack Bevans Char-woman - Melita Tunnicliff Old Joe - Bob Hanske Mrs. Dilber - Heather Nobiling Girl - Kaylee Gundling Director / Organizer / Sound Editor - Mischa Hooker Musicians and Music Recording - Michael Callahan, Amie Callahan, Bailey Callahan, Bryn Callahan
February 5, 2021