HG Radio Festival continues this week in Wellsboro with ‘Nick Danger’

PHOTO PROVIDED In Radio Askew’s improvisational skit “Call Waiting,” actors wait for their chance to leap into the scene as a new caller.

WELLSBORO — In the episode of the “Adventures of Nick Danger, 3rd Eye” entitled “How to be in Two Places at the Same Time,” the wacky detective tries to survive an old flame and multiple flashbacks in search of a killer.

This is just one of the radio parodies and silliness that will happen at 7:30 p.m. this Friday and Saturday as Hamilton-Gibson’s Tune in to HG Radio Festival continues with “Radio Askew” at the Warehouse Theatre, 3 Central Avenue.

Be transported back to the Golden Age of Radio. See what “free-form” radio looked and sounded like in the 1960s and 1970s with this performance of the 1969 Firesign Theatre’s surreal comedy about Nick Danger.

Cast members include: Ramon Duterte, as Nick Danger; Ben Slater, as Young Nick Danger; Dorothy Solow, as Announcer No. 1; Lilace Guignard, as Announcer No. 2; Dominic Doganiero, as Rocky Roccocco; Gabriela Bush, as Young Nancy; Sarah Duterte, as Nancy; Ian Brennan, as Young Catherwood; Ryan Mullins, as Lieutenant Bradshaw and the President of the United States; Laura Mullins, as Telephone Guy; and Rachelle Lerner, as the Old Man.

Also being performed during “Radio Askew” is “Boardroom Drama,” created by Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry for their comedy sketch TV show that aired on the BBC in England from 1987 to 1995. Ryan Mullins plays John and Ian Brennan is Peter.

“No Mirrors” is a new show written by Tricia Ritter about a community theatre group that decides to “wing it” when their mics go live and they are on the air. Cast members include Sarah Duterte, as the Narrator; Dominic Doganiero, as the Prince; Gary Siegfried, as the King; Laura Mullins, as the Maid; Evelyn Lippencott, as Red Riding Hood; Rachelle Lerner, as Goldilocks; Gabriela Bush, as Hansel; and Dorothy Solow, as Gretel.

Gabe Hakvaag, the producer of the radio festival adapted the “Boardroom Drama” and “No Mirrors” for radio.

In addition, there will be two improvisational skits. Two cast members will be picked at random and create characters on the spot for “The Dating Game,” during which a contestant must choose a date from three potential bachelors based solely on their answers to her questions, and “Call Waiting,” which sees an operator respond “Yes, that’s an important question” and “Oh wait, I have an important call coming in.”

The festival will conclude at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 10 and 11 in the Warehouse Theatre with “Radio Heroics — An evening of action, adventure and courage.”

Tickets will be sold at the door. For more information call 570-724-2079, email hamgib@gmail.com or visit www.hamiltongibson.org.

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