Kilkenny radio play to be broadcast in San Francisco

A REVISED edition of radio drama ‘A River Walk’ by local writer Frank Marshall has been produced and recorded by Shoestring Radio Theatre Company in San Francisco, California.

A REVISED edition of radio drama ‘A River Walk’ by local writer Frank Marshall has been produced and recorded by Shoestring Radio Theatre Company in San Francisco, California.

It is due to be transmitted live tomorrow (Thursday) at 5.30am Irish time (which is 9.30pm on Wednesday, California time) on www.KUSF.org, a student- and community-run radio station at the University of San Francisco.

Over the following weeks it will be released for broadcasting on the National Public Radio (NPR) satellite system across the US and on the Companion Radio network for convalescent homes, veterans’ hospitals and rehabilitation centres.

The play will be available for listening or downloading on the Shoestring Radio Theatre website for one week from today (Wednesday).

Shoestring is a professional company operating since 1988 intent on keeping the art of radio drama alive for future generations. A wide range of drama is produced, including mystery thrillers, contemporary and historical together with adaptations of classics.

A River Walk’ centres on the frustration and anger experienced by the main character, who has lost his sight, and its effect on his relationship with his wife. A previous version was short-listed for the P.J.O. Connor Drama Awards and was broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1.

Subsequently a separate production was broadcast on Radio Kilkenny in conjunction with Watergate Productions. It was directed by Mary Cradock and featured local actors Brendan Corcoran, Colette Browne, Gerry Cody, Donal O’Brien, Jacinta Cantwell, Paul Glennon and Jimmy Rhatigan.