Enjoy a celebration of the pioneer spirit at Driftwood Players’ “Voice of the Prairie” by John Olive, now through Sunday at the Wade James Theater, part of the Alternative Stages series.
In the early 1900s, before there were networks, sponsors and regulating agencies, a broadcaster could be a one-man, road-show radio station. One such traveling entrepreneur arrives in the Middle-of-Nowhere , USA and corrals a tale-spinning farmer named Davey.
An unexpected broadcasting success, Davey’s boyhood adventures with the itinerant Poppy and the blind girl, Frankie, capture the heartland’s imagination and his popularity soars as he becomes The Voice of the Prairie – until the real Frankie hears his broadcast one day and the FCC threatens to shut him down. Directed by Scott B. Randall, the show features Matt Glazener, Trent Latta, Jennifer Michael, David Selvig, Asa Sholdez and Elizabeth Stasio.
Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. All tickets are $12 at the Wade James Theater, 501 Main St. For more information, call the box office at 425-774-9600.