“Prairie Home Companion with a Bong” comes to NYC with Live Radio broadcasts
You Make the Noise at Air Pirate Radio Theater Event
On Saturday April 13th & 20th, 90 minutes before you hear those famous words “Live from New York it’s Saturday Night Live” you’ll hear “Live from New York it’s the Air Pirates.” Your chance of being in an SNL sketch is zero, but you’re guaranteed to be part of the Air Pirates broadcast, so skip Rockefeller Center, head straight uptown to the Underground Lounge and get on the show.
Here’s how it works …
The Hudson Valley’s finest homegrown ensemble begins with four actors portraying all the characters in original radio scripts and audiences making all the sound effects, crowd noise and any other noise we need. Prior to the performance the audience is auditioned and given all the necessary props and a review of what they are to do. The Cue Card Girl lets the audience know when it’s time to slam a door, make the footsteps and even shoot the guns (props, thank you) during the shows. The audience also supplies sound effects for the commercials in the broadcast.
A unique mash-up of old-time radio and stoner humor the Air Pirates have been called “A Prairie Home Companion with a bong”. The performances at the Underground Lounge on April 13 and 20 will be broadcast live on radio and over the Internet.
On April 13the Pirates present Time Wounds All Heels, which takes the diminutive detective Herb Marks into the bizarre world of cults and secret societies. The comedy-mystery begins as Herb is hired to locate the missing heir to a lingerie fortune. The following week, April 20, Make Me An Offer I Can Refuse, has Herb neck deep in “Family” matters when he’s hired to follow a philandering Mafia wife.
The Air Pirates Radio Theater cast includes MaryLee Shorr, Brian Nieves, Alan Andrews, Kate Brannan, & Lindsey Graham – and of course the audience.
The Air Pirates Radio Theater was voted the Best Theater Troupe in the Hudson Valley by the Times Herald Record Readers’ Poll for an unprecedented six years in a row. “Now it’s time to see what the Big City will do with Air Piracy. We know that there is a lot of noise across the river so The Air Pirates are going to capture it and broadcast it to the world.
The Air Pirate’s flagship station is WTBQ at 93.5FM broadcasts the performances live. Listeners can also go to the website http://www.airpirateradio.comto listen live or download the episodes. “We are heard in exotic places like England, Turkey and Texas,” said Paul Ellis Producer/Director. “If you’re looking for something different and are not afraid to be part of the action, The Air Pirates are ready for you to join the show.”
The Underground Lounge is at W 107th Street and West End at Broadway. All performances are at 10pm tickets are $15 plus a $15 food or drink minimum. For more information or for tickets call 845-469-7563 or visit online at www.airpirateradio.com/tickets.