Kids Create Radio Melodrama

08/09/12 12:50PM Chris Albertine
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Each summer the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts holds a Radio Camp right here at VPR. For a week, dozens of young people fill our studios and learn the techniques of old-fashioned radio dramas - microphones, sound effects, melodramatic voice- overs and all.

The radio play they created this year is called "The Baby Snooks Show". It's about a girl in the 1930s who looks for love by exchanging letters through a lonely hearts club. In this scene, the girl, named Snooks, is about to meet the man she plans to elope with for the first time - but the youngster doesn't realize yet that her dream boy is actually an elderly man. Ah, poor Snooks.


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