Theater Emory Invites Audiences to Time Travel with "The Meantime"

October 26, 2015

Theater Emory continues its 2015-2016 season with “The Meantime: A Time-Traveling Radio Spectacle,” November 5-15 in the Mary Gray Munroe Theater of the Dobbs University Center.

Conceived and created by director Brent Glenn, “The Meantime” is a place of mystery and imagination, where yesteryear meets tomorrowland. This traveling variety show features original text alongside classic radio plays and music, treating audiences to a vaudevillian evening filled with comedy, horror, singing, dancing, and romance. Audiences are invited to step into a world that’s here and there, both past and present, yet not unlike their kitchen or living room.

“The Meantime” creates a visual component to shows originally designed only to be heard, providing the cast and crew with the opportunity for creative staging. “We have focused on maintaining the authenticity of the radio performance, while adding in enough theatrics to offer visual enjoyment as well. It’s definitely a hybrid show,” explained Glenn.

“Why radio shows?” asked Glenn. “Every sound we make creates a wave that is then transduced and amplified to create another wave. These waves roll out into the night like ripples in a stream until they are nothing but a memory of the sound. Maybe we are leaving a trail through time.”

Performances of “The Meantime: A Time-Traveling Radio Spectacle” are November 5-7 and 12-14 at 7 p.m. and November 8 and 15 at 2 p.m. in the Mary Gray Munroe Theater of the Dobbs University Center. Tickets are on sale now from the Arts at Emory Box Office in the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. Full price tickets are $22, $18 for discount category members, and $6 for Emory students. Tickets are available online at, by phone (404.727.5050) or in person. Discounts are not available online. For additional information, visit


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Theater Emory, the professional company in residence at Emory University, produces a wide range of drama, from classics to new works. Liberal arts undergraduates work with professional directors, actors, designers, playwrights, dramaturgs, choreographers, composers, music directors and stage managers.

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