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Radio play premiere

November 29, 2011 - Sylvia Bierschenk
SFA adjunct faculty member David Raine (left) and Commerce junior Benn May.

SFA adjunct faculty member David Raine (left) and Commerce junior Benn May record a scene from the School of Theatre's first radio play, "The Gift of the Magi," which will premiere on the university's radio station, KSAU (FM 90.1), at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 8, with subsequent broadcasts to be announced. The half-hour program, written by SFA resident playwright and Broadway veteran writer Jack Heifner, is an adaptation of O. Henry's classic Christmas story of the same title about a struggling young wife and husband who make extraordinary sacrifices to buy one another Christmas gifts. The production was recorded in the School of Theatre's newly renovated, state-of-the-art sound laboratory and directed by SFA Senior Lecturer Jackie Rosenfeld.

SFA students and faculty voiced all of the parts, wrote and performed the original score and provided background caroling. The program will be available as a podcast at www.theatre.sfasu.edu from Friday, Dec. 9, through Tuesday, Jan. 17.