The Festival Playhouse presents KOLD RADIO, WHITEFISH BAY (by Phil Olson and directed by Charles Ault) playing now through March 25th. KOLD Radio is located in a corner of Carl and Lena's Place for Beer in a small Minnesota town near the Canadian border. Lars Knudsen is the host of a radio show called "Crappie Talk," devoted entirely to ice fishing for crappies. Because it is a somewhat narrow subject, Lars has no listeners, so he loses his only advertiser, Ole's Bait Mart and Deer Petting Farm. Martha Bjorklund, Lars' unrequited love interest, hosts "Book Beat." She has all the listeners, and all the advertisers. Lars has issues with Martha ever since she beat him in the 50-yard dash in 6th grade. Lars' jealousy toward Martha multiplies when a fish-out-of-water Brooklyn Italian comes to Whitefish Bay, buys the radio station, promotes Martha and fires Lars. Lars has his work cut out for him. He needs his job, he needs his dignity, but most important, he needs Martha.
KOLD RADIO, WHITEFISH BAY is delighting audiences now through March 25th, playing Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. The Festival Playhouse is located at 5665 Olde Wadsworth Blvd in Arvada, CO. For tickets of more information, contact the box office at 303-422-4090 or online at www.festivalplayhouse.com. This show is appropriate for all ages.
From 1936 to the present, the theatre has presented nearly three thousand performances, over half of these since Charley Ault and his wife Donna purchased the building in 1990. They have calculated that The Festival Playhouse has enriched the lives of over 130,000 people with community plays. When it comes to counting the actors and actresses who have been mentored and directed, the number is over a thousand. The Festival Playhouse received the 2011 Image Award by the Arvada Chamber of Commerce at a luncheon held at the Arvada Center on March 8th.
PHOTO CREDIT: Donna Sweet