Lansing’s Sandra Wagner to direct Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play

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Performances begin September 21 at South Suburban College

information provided by South Suburban College

SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (September 17, 2018) – Spies, murder, love, suspense, and other trademarks of Alfred Hitchcock come to life at South Suburban College’s Kindig Performing Arts Center. Performances will take place on September 21 and 28, 2018, at 7:30pm, and September 22, 29 and 30, 2018, at 2:00pm.

The cast of Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play is preparing for September performances. (Photo provided)

Through live sound effects and musical underscoring, Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play is a triple feature that recreates a daring train chase, a serial killer’s ominous presence, and a devastating revelation of spies and subterfuge. The stage setting is that of a typical radio station of the 1940s. The PAC Rats Radio Players perform not only the characters for The Lodger, Sabotage and The 39 Steps, but also generate the wide variety of sound effects needed to bring the stories to life.

The show is directed by Lansing resident Sandra Wagner, who has a passion for the old-time radio genre. “The creation of live sound effects is a true art form,” said Wagner. “It’s also called ‘foley’ after movie sound pioneer Jack Foley. Legend has it that Jack walked 5,000 miles in the studio doing footsteps. He was a true genius.”

Vintage Hitchcock, written by Joe Landry, features the vocal and foley talents of Heather Young (Chicago), Sabrina Smith (Dolton), Paul Braun (Highland, Indiana), Bob Colton (Homewood), Marilyn Kopacz (Homewood), Pat Nevins (Homewood), Charlie Furtek (Lansing), Kevin Hathaway (Park Forest), Kimberly Azana (Posen), Malcolm Banks (Riverdale), Catherine Hundt (Thornton), Chris Johnson (Thornton), and Ashley Orendorff (Thornton).

The behind the scenes artists are costume designer JoAnna Tassin (Park Forest), with costume assistants Joan Sehlke (Dolton) and Judy Welch (Sauk Village). The sound engineer is Jordan Swierczyna (Robbins). Angela Martin (Midlothian) is the production manager. June Wagner (Lansing) is the stage manager, and Ellie Shunko (Lansing) is the set designer.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors (55+), and $6 for students. SSC staff and students will enjoy a buy-one-get-one offer with an I.D. Call the 24/7 box office voicemail line at 708-210-5741. Tickets may also be reserved by e-mailing [email protected]. Group rates are also available.

South Suburban College is located at 15800 S. State Street in South Holland, Illinois, between Sibley Boulevard and 159th Street. The campus is convenient to Routes 94, 80, 57, and 294. Free, ample, well-lit parking is available.