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Egyptian YouTheatre Presents Radio Play In New Black Box Studio

Egyptian Theatre

The Egyptian YouTheatre is presenting their first show this weekend in their new black box studio.

Egyptian YouTheatre Artistic and Managing Director Jamie Wilcox says the group will present A Christmas Carol – A Live Radio Play at their new studio location.

“This is our first production in our brand-new studios the new home of YouTheatre,” Wilcox explained. “So, it's our first show in our new black box theater. It's really been fun and exciting and also slightly stressful but that's the way that live theatre goes because the space is just barely ready. So, that's why we chose a radio play. We wanted something to explore the new space that didn't have a lot of singing and dancing and running all over the place. That's why we chose this radio play, but it's really fun to watch live as well because it's set in the 1940s. So, all the characters are 1940’s characters, playing radio characters, so it's kind of a play within a play if you will. All the sound effects are being done live and the audience gets to see all of that happen.”

The show will be performed live and also recorded in a podcast form. The show will feature 18 students with two student crew members and two students assistant stage managers also helping with production. One of those students is Avery Dennis

“I'm playing Mrs. Cratchit which is Scrooge has a worker which is Bob Cratchit and I play his wife,” Avery said. “My son's tiny Tim, the classic tiny Tim.”

Elina Nurila also has multiple parts.

“I play Peter Cratchit, Bob Cratchit's son,” Elina continued. “I also play Kate, Ebenezer Scrooge’s nephew’s wife. I work at the sound table and stuff too.”

Avery says even though it’s a Live Radio Play they do have all their lines memorized.

“Our lines ourselves are memorized, but we actually it’s really cool we have commercials; like little old commercials to do,” Avery explained. “And since when they did commercials for radio plays back then, we have little scripts for that, but we do know our lines.”

Avery and Elina have the details on ticketing information.

“So it's $10 for 17 under,” Avery said.

“and $15 for adults.” Elina added.

“and where do they get tickets?” Wilcox asked.

“Oh they get it on parkcityshows.com/YouTheater” Avery answered.

“or you can call 649-9371.” Elina said.

Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm.

KPCW reporter David Boyle covers all things in the Heber Valley as well as sports and breaking news.
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