Live radio theater returns to Nevada County this month as KVMR Community Radio and the historic Nevada Theatre present “The Black Knight,” an original radio drama that will be presented live on-stage in the theater, broadcast over KVMR 89.5 FM and streamed over KVMR.org.
The production is part of the “Better Together” collaboration between the two non-profits to celebrate their creation of the Bridge Street Project, the 8,000-square-foot building behind the theater that includes new studios and a community room for KVMR and a new, spacious backstage for the 150-year-old theater.
The event will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 16. It will include more than 20 local volunteers performing the live broadcast, circa 1920, with period microphones and an assortment of hand-operated sound effects.
The drama is based on an ancient Celtic myth about a king and his three sons. It is written and produced by Joe and Paula McHugh of Raven Radio Theater and coincides with the one-year anniversary of KVMR going on-air in the new studios.
The McHughs presented a radio drama in the theater last year to celebrate the opening of the Bridge Street Project. KVMR can also be heard at 88.3 FM in Camino/Placerville, 104.7 FM in the Woodland area and 105.1 FM in Tahoe/Truckee. ACE A to Z Supply & Garden is sponsoring the event.
Tickets are available at KVMR, 120 Bridge St., Nevada City and are $10 general admission, $8 for members and free to children younger than 12.