Talk Radio

Talk Radio

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by Eric Bogosian
     
 

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Comedy
Characters: 7 male, 2 female, plus offstage voices

Scenery: Interior

Newly revised! Barry Champlain, Cleveland's controversial radio host is on the air doing what he does best: insulting the pathetic souls who call in the middle of the night to sound off. Tomorrow, Barry's show is going into national syndication and his producer is afraid

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Comedy
Characters: 7 male, 2 female, plus offstage voices

Scenery: Interior

Newly revised! Barry Champlain, Cleveland's controversial radio host is on the air doing what he does best: insulting the pathetic souls who call in the middle of the night to sound off. Tomorrow, Barry's show is going into national syndication and his producer is afraid that Barry will say something that will offend the sponsors. This, of course, makes Barry even more outrageous. Funny and moving, off beat, outrageous and totally entrancing, Talk Radio had a long run at New York's Public Theatre starring the author.

"A compelling work that draws you straight into the heart of its fringe world. It makes the call in show a metaphor for America's lost souls." N.Y. Newsday.

"Imagine Lenny Bruce at the height of his notoriety becoming a popular talk show host and you may begin to have an idea of the whiplash intensity and black, hard edged cynicism of Talk Radio." N.Y. Times.

Editorial Reviews

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“A gut-grabbing revival. Live Schreiber is playing Barry Champlain, an abrasive radio talk show host who, as another character puts it, has seen the face of God ‘in the mirror.’ In the course of one eventful night, Barry will be forced to confront another, less august image of himself… the most lacerating portrait of a human meltdown this side of a Francis Bacon painting. Like the original production, which starred Mr. Bogosian as Barry, it allows the star to grab an audience by the lapels and shake it into submission.” — Ben Brantley, New York Times

“More timely today than it was twenty years ago… Radio crackles with intensity.” — Joe Dziemianowicz, New York Daily News

“Pure Theatrical Adrenaline.” — Time Out New York

“Imagine Lenny Bruce at the height of his notoriety becoming a popular talk show host and you may begin to have an idea of the whiplash intensity and black, hard edged cynicism of Talk Radio.” — Mel Gussow, New York Times

“Hypnotic! Both as an actor’s tour-de-force and a stinging cultural analysis.” — David Rooney, Variety

“Eric Bogosian’s Talk Radio is just about the best theatrical expression of our fucked-up culture that I know.” — John Hellpern, New York Observer

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780573651243
Publisher:
Samuel French, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/17/2010
Pages:
90
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.19(d)

Meet the Author

Eric Bogosian is the OBIE-award winning writer and performer of "Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll", and "Drinking in America", as well as his plays "Suburbia" and "Talk Radio", both made into major motion pictures.

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Talk Radio 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ask if he can take the oath