Eric Bogosian’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated play Talk Radio a drama about a Cleveland radio shock jockey, will be presented by the Santa Monica College (SMC) Theatre Arts Department on Friday through Sunday, October 17th to 19th.
The play follows Barry Champlain, an aggressive, abusive shock jock who rails against his callers, his colleagues and himself in a desperate, no-holds-barred attempt to find meaning and connection in the world, says a college spokesman.
The play debuted in New York in 1987. A revival, starring Liev Schreiber, opened at the Longacre Theatre in 2007 and marked Bogosian’s Broadway debut. It was also made into a 1988 film starring Bogosian and directed by Oliver Stone.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at (310) 434-4319 or www.smc.edu /theatre/productions.htm/. Parking is free on Friday evenings and weekends.
Show times are Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. in the SMC Theatre Arts Studio Stage, 1900 Pico Blvd.