May 22 2016

A Way With Words


The SBTA offers its repertory of radio productions for free download.

Not “old-time radio,” these are broadcast presentations of some of the world’s most gifted classic and contemporary playwrights: Anton Chekhov, George Bernard Shaw, Luigi Pirandello, Susan Glaspell, George Kelly, Noel Coward, Harold Pinter, Vaclav Havel, Eric Bentley, Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, Frank Gilroy, Jason Miller, Benjamin Bettenbender, Laura Cahill, Murray Schisgal and many others.

Each week a different radio comedy/drama will be podcast here.

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A Way With Words, by Frank Gilroy (Comedy-Drama)

Production 1:
A Way With Words, by Frank Gilroy (Comedy-Drama)
Starring William Smithers, Don Stewart and Nancy Kawalek
[Playing Time: 28:22]

(Missed cues and little white lies change the lives of three people)

Frank Gilroy (1925-2015) won both the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play for The Subject Was Roses. He adapted that play and another, The Only Game In Town, for film, and wrote screenplays for “Desperate Characters” and “The Gallant Hours.” His play Who’ll Save the Plowboy?, in which SBTA’s producer/director William Smithers played a leading role, received the Obie Award for Best Drama. Gilroy’s son Tony is a screen writer (the “Bourne” series starring Matt Damon) and screenwriter/director of the George Clooney film “Michael Clayton.”

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