Winni Players to present radio play version of Frankenstein

MEREDITH — The Winnipesaukee Playhouse's stage will be presenting a spooky performance, led by WLNH's Pat Kelly in a radio play version of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. The performances will be conducted on Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m.

Part radio-style broadcast, part live-action, the Winni Players Community Theatre group will present Phillip Grecian's adaptation of the classic Gothic story, set in a 1940s radio studio. Pat Kelly will portray the infamous scientist Victor Frankenstein. He will be joined by Winni Players regulars David Bownes, Howard Amsden, Steven S. Richmond, Ginny Barunas, Jubilee Morris and Katie Dunn. In addition to Kelly, performers who are new to the Playhouse stage include Dana Gardner, Tikatia Morris and Maggie Braxton.

In homage to actual radio broadcasts, director Brett Billings will appear onstage as will foley artist Lord Adam Young and his assistant, Nikolai Fernandez.

Billings says, "While radio theater today is often a great chance to see the onstage nuts and bolts of a play, I also want to challenge people to really listen to what a radio drama sounds like. I think once we do that, we can have a lot of fun seeing the full 1940s radio studio, period costumes, studio signals, and especially the live sound effects."

Tickets for Frankenstein: A Radio Play are $10 and available at or by calling (603) 279-0333. Seating is general admission and doors will open a half hour prior to showtime.