Toledo Rep to present ‘Talk Radio’ reading Oct. 12

October 8, 2013 | Events, UToday, — Communication and the Arts
By Staff

TALK RADIO PosterThe Toledo Rep Theatre will give this season’s Edgy Rep Reading, “Talk Radio,” on the 10th Street stage Saturday, Oct. 12, at 8 p.m.

The 1987 Pulitzer Prize-nominated drama written by Eric Bogosian centers around a controversial late-night talk show host on the eve of his program going in national syndication coast to coast.

Jennifer Rockwood, senior lecturer in theatre and film, will direct the reading centering on Barry Champlain, a fictional shock jock in Cleveland.

“Beck, Limbaugh, Savage, Levine and even Frasier all pale in comparison with Barry Champlain and his callers as American values and attitudes go under the microscope and over the microphone,” Rockwood said.

“Talk Radio” features the talents of Kate Abu-Absi, director of the UT Arts Living and Learning Community, as well as Qarrie Marshall, Matthew Culbreath, Peter Morais, Tim Keogh, Jacob Wenman, Jennifer Nagy Lake, Jim Pinkelman and Eric Hillenbrand.

The performance is intended for mature audiences only.

Tickets cost $10.

The Toledo Repertoire Theatre is located at 16 10th St.

For more information or to order tickets, call the Toledo Repertoire Theatre at 419.243.9277 or visit

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