The Theatre Group at SBCC will stream a production of Dashiell Hammett’s mystery “The Thin Man” as a live radio play, April 21 through May 8. Directed by Katie Laris, the production is based on the Lux Radio Theatre script from 1934.
The radio drama will be complete with sound effects and commercials.
First published as a magazine serial in 1933, “The Thin Man” features the society couple Nick and Nora Charles and their dog Asta, who are drawn into the seamy underbelly of crime as amateur sleuths.
While living the high life of martinis and champagne toasts in their regular life, they become the favorite rescuers to friends and relatives, who for one reason or another have found themselves embroiled in criminal activities.
“The Thin Man” became a radio serial hit and then was most famously memorialized in Hollywood movies featuring William Powell and Myrna Loy.
The Theatre Group at SBCC production features Robert Allen, Brian Harwell, Rene Hooper, Jon Koons, Penny O’ Mahoney, Stuart Orenstein, Sean O’Shea, Van Riker, Jenna Scanlon, Ethan Scott, Leslie Ann Story, Matthew Tavianini, Laksmini Wyantini and Madison Widener.
Tickets cost $15 general/$10 seniors and SBCC staff/$5 students and will be good for household viewings during the streaming time period. Tickets are available on the Theatre Group website www.theatregroupsbcc.com or by calling the Box Office, 805-965-5935, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays.