WCCT to read Phil Olson script
“KOLD Radio, Whitefish, Minnesota” is this month’s Readers Theatre selection at Webster City Community Theatre. Loween Getter will directthe reading of this comedy by Phil Olson playwright of the “Don’t Hug Me” series, at the theatre located at 1001 Willson Avenue at 4:30 p.m.
KOLD Radio is located in a corner of Carl and Lena’s Place for Beer in a small Minnesota town near the Canadian border. Lars Knudsen is the host of the radio show called “Crappie Talk,” devoted entirely to ice fishing for crappies. Because it is a somewhat narrow subject, Lars has no listeners, so he loses his only advertiser, “Ole’s Bait Mart and Deer Petting Farm.” Martha Bjorklund, Lars’ unrequited love interest, hosts “Book Beat.” She has all the listeners and all the advertisers. Lars has issues with Martha ever since she beat him in the 50-yard dash in 6th grade. His jealousy toward Martha multiplies when a fish out of water Brooklyn Italian comes to Whitefish Bay, buys the radio station, promotes Martha, and fires Lars. Lars has his work cut out for him. He need his job, he needs his dignity, but most importantly, he needs Martha.
All interested to come for this informal reading of the script. Bring a snack to share and your own beverage.