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Voice of the Prairie
by John Olive

A nostalgic look at the beginning days of radio, the play tells the
story of Davey Quinn. The show opens with Poppy, an old hobo
telling a tall tale to his avid companion, young Davey Quinn. It is
the early 1890s and itinerant story tellers like Poppy are the voices
of the prairie. Years later, Davey is discovered by a radio
entrepreneur while he is telling stories about Poppy and Frankie,
a blind girl he rescued from a cruel father. Quinn becomes famous
on radio as the Voice of the Prairie. Frankie reenters his life just as
the FCC threatens them all for broadcasting without a license. The
bittersweet tale of young love in an innocent age will warm your heart.


September 7, 8, 14, 15, 16
at Grace Episcopal Cathedral

Cast:
    Poppy ....................G. R. Marchant
    Young Davey ....Thomas Schmidt
    Leon Schwab ............Les Bartlett
    David Quinn ............Justin Vawter
    Young Frankie ......Kaitlyn Bartlett
    Frankie's Father ....Ryan Spencer
    News Vendor ..........Ryan Spencer
    Susie ................Christine C. Criner
    Francis Reed ....Samantha Conley
    Watermelon Man ......Ryan Spencer
    Jailor ........................G. R. Marchant