The Old Radio Show – Down On The Farm

Playwright
Susan Higgs
Genre(s)
Comedy
Acts
1
Cast Size
Total
12
Male
4
Female
5
Non-specific Gender
3
Synopsis

​This play is to be performed in the style of an old radio play.  Set in the late 1940s, early 1950s, the story is about a family gathering together for a birthday party.  But the sisters clash and nothing goes to plan; Grandmother arrives drunk, one sister discovers she’s pregnant, one sister discovers love and the farmhand shoots himself in the foot.

A big part of the comedy is the visual spectacle of the sound effects people handling the props.  No electronis are required as all sound effects are manually made; eg. coconut shell halves knocked together to create the sound of horses hooves and an old tyre pushed around a tray of gravel to create the sound of a car pulling up on a gravel road..

Development History

​Written in 2012.

Production History

​Unproduced.

Publisher / Script Contact
Name
Sue Higgs
Phone
(902) 889 2033
Email
suehiggs@eastlink.ca
Website
suehiggs.com