Arts & Culture
4:41 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

River City Players present "Retro Radio"

KRCP microphone on the set of "Retro Radio."
Credit River City Players
Dan Woods talks with Debbie Barnhouse, president of the River City Players.

Cape Girardeau’s community theater group, The River City Players, will look back at the golden age of radio with “Retro Radio.” The production will feature popular radio shows from the 1930s such as the Lone Ranger.


The River City Players have been around for quite some time and Port Cape has been their home since 1998. President Debbie Barnhouse said that the dinner theater experience they offer is unique to the area. The River City Players is an all-volunteer organization that is always looking for volunteers.

"Retro Radio" is directed by Tana Howard. She had the idea to do a tribute to the golden age of radio. Tana adapted these old radio stories from years past and put it all together. Barnhouse said, "She even wrote jingles for our sponsors that you always have on a radio show."

The show will include The Lone Ranger, The Bickersons and The Shadow. At intermission, patrons will be invited to dance to music from the 30s.

Thursday, March 7 will offer a show only performance with doors opening at 6:30 and the show beginning at 7:00. Tickets are $15.00

The last two dinner shows are Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9. The doors open at 6:30, dinner is at 7:00 and the show starts at 8:00. Tickets are $35.00 which includes a full buffet and show.

All performances will be held at Port Cape. To make reservations, call 573-334-0954.