MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Theater Project will be holding a one-man show that follows the life of famed broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow. The play, premiering Saturday, Feb. 7 at The Burgdorff Center, will look into Murrow's life from his radio days to his broadcasts to CBS News and more.
Murrow's career started around the time of broadcast journalism in the United States and helped raise radio and television news reporting to greater prominence.
Artistic director Mark Spina said, "I hope the play will give people of all ages a chance to compare journalism from the '50s and '60s to journalism in the present."
"Murrow tells the story of a great American life," said playwright Joseph VItale. The play will be an opportunity for journalism, broadcasting and media students to learn about Murrow and his contributions to each profession.
There will also be a discussion panel that will welcome questions and comments from the audience, which will be moderated by John Soltes, professor of Journalism at the County College of Morris; and Ray Kalas, professor of Broadcasting at CCM.
Other guests to join the panel will include Paul Mulshine, columnist for the Star-Ledger; and Michael Aron, chief political correspondent for NJTV News.
Performances will be Saturday, Feb. 7 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. at The Burgdorff Center located at 10 Durand Road in Maplewood.
Students can attend for $10 and adults can attend for $20. Tickets may be purchased online at www.thetheaterproject.org, or by calling (908) 809-8865