Raconteur Radio will stage a live radio play, The Wizard of Oz, at the New Providence Memorial Library on Saturday, January 25 at 3 PM. The hour-long theatrical production will feature costumes, props, sound effects and vintage commercials as part of the radio drama.
The Star-Ledger has called Raconteur Radio “one of the 7 best things to do in New Jersey.” The New York Times has called it “family friendly, guerrilla theater.” The Courier News described it as “a radio show on steroids.”
The show is geared for adults, but families with children at least 10 years of age may attend.
For over a hundred years, Frank Baum’s timeless tale of a magical land beyond the rain has given faithful service to the young and young at heart. Time has been powerless to put its kindly philosophy out of fashion. Raconteur Radio dedicates this performance to those who have been faithful to The Wizard of Oz in return.
Admission is free. This program was made possible by an anonymous donor and the Friends of the New Providence Memorial Library. Should weather not permit the performance to be held on January 25, the event would be rescheduled for the following Saturday, February 1 at 3 PM.
The New Providence Memorial Library is one block away from downtown New Providence at 377 Elkwood Avenue. For more information, please call the library at (908) 665-0311.