Free SAG-AFTRA Senior Radio Players performance.
When: Thursday, March 19, 2020 7–8:30pm (doors open at 6pm)
Where: Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St. Claudia Cassidy Theater. Admission: free
Presenting live radio re-creations of classics from the Golden Age of Radio. A one hour radio script performed live on stage as they did it in the Golden Age of Radio. Wonderful plot line and characters. This is an all professional cast and it is FREE. They are accompanied by a sound effects crew which enhances the “theater of the mind”.
The Senior Radio Players are legendary in Chicago for performing classic radio shows to standing-room-only crowds at the Chicago Cultural Center’s Claudia Cassidy Theater. In October, they will be celebrating their 100th show.
Free SAG-AFTRA Senior Radio Players performance schedule for 2020
- March 19 – Heavens to Betsy, directed by Richard Duslack, and Agatha Christie Mysteries, directed by Pat Vern-Harris.
- May 21 – Four Daughters, directed by Guy Barile.
- July 23 – Meet John Doe, directed by Robb Alton
- Oct. 22 – 100th show: A recreation of their first show, including My Client Curley, directed by Martin Halacy; The Bickersons at Sea, directed by Guy Barile; and Good Salesman, directed by Connie Foster.
- Dec. 10 – It Happened on Fifth Avenue, directed by Michaela Nelson.
Other things to do at the Chicago Cultural Center
Public Group Tours:
- Weekly: Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 1:15pm
- Tours meet in the Randolph Street lobby.
- The group will be limited to the first twenty people.
- To schedule tours for groups of ten or more at other times, contact Anna Marie Gazzi at 312.744.7917.
Private Group Tours:
- Trained docents will conduct free, prearranged private tours for adult groups on Mondays though Fridays, 9 am-3 pm.
- Private tours are not available during weekends.
- Private tours are designed for adults and teenagers 13 years and over.
- Group sizes are limited, call for details.
- Reservations must be made at least one week in advance of the scheduled date by calling 312.744.7917.
- Private tours begin at the Chicago Cultural Center Information Desk in the Randolph Street lobby.
All self-guided group tours must check in with security upon entry.
About the Chicago Cultural Center
The Chicago Cultural Center, opened in 1897, was the first permanent Chicago Public Library after the original library was lost in the Chicago fire in 1871.
In addition to the library the building was also a Grand Army of the Republic Memorial (on the north side) dedicated to Northern soldiers who fought in the Civil War. All the Civil War artifacts once displayed here are now located at the Harold Washington Library. Here’s the buildings extensive history.