Roman à Clef, Part 2

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  • Title: Roman a Clef, Part 2
  • Author: Robert Arnold
  • Director: Robert Arnold
  • Date Posted: September 30, 2007
  • Warning: This show contains material that some listeners may find objectionable.
  • Length: 21:09 minutes (19.37 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

So a guy walks into a bar and... nothing happens. Chatterbox presents an original comedy about thunderstorms, dictionaries, and the expectations of entertainment. Part two of two.







Cast and Crew

Role   Name
Gary ..................... Greg Krosnes
Stuart ..................... Steven Burk
Amanda ..................... Alicia Queen
Bob ..................... Allen Busby
Lloyd ..................... Bill Short
Les ..................... John Rone
Rupert ..................... Henry McDaniel
Scott / James ..................... Robert Arnold
Special Agent Mason Stone ..................... Andrew Sullivan
Musician ..................... Katherine Whitfield
Producer ..................... Andrew Sullivan
Writer ..................... Robert Arnold
Director ..................... Robert Arnold
Announcer ..................... Tom Badgett
Artist ..................... Miriam Dolin


Special Thanks to:



Notes

I wish very much that Roman à Clef was itself a roman à clef, but no such luck. It would more appropriately be described as an allegory, a farce -- or maybe just one really long, goofy joke.

Conceived during a fit of frustration with television (and all forms of mindless entertainment), Roman à Clef was originally written as a stage play. But after finishing I realized that, given the static setting and the stationary characters, it would make for a fairly dull stage play, at least visually. Adapting it for audio, however, made perfect sense.

Silly as it is, the show attempts to touch on some serious topics, and I hope that attempt comes through; I hope that, unlike the boys at the bar, you will reach the end of the play with some notion of larger issues. If nothing else, the next time you’re sprawled out in front of the TV, I hope you’ll at least ask yourself: "Why the hell am I watching this?"

--Robert Arnold



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