Humanities Iowa, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, granted $300 to the Great Plains Theatre for a radio theatre symposium titled “The Mercury Theatre On the Air: Literature for the Ear”. The symposium will be on Thursday, September 30 at 7:00 pm in the Cargill Auditorium of Western Iowa Tech Community College, in Sioux City, and is free and open to the public.
The symposium, conducted by Paul Guggenheimer and Ralph Swain, will include original radio clips and various other multimedia during the symposium. According to Greggenheimer, the lecture will center on the contributions that Orson Welles and his cast of radio drama players made to bringing classic literature into the living rooms of America by way of the magic of radio drama.
The mission of Humanities Iowa is to promote understanding and appreciation of the people, communities, cultures, and stories of importance to Iowa and the nation. For more information on funding opportunities from Humanities Iowa, see its website at http://www.humanitiesiowa.org.