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Horse Trade presents

Radio Star

written by Tanya O'Debra
original music by Andrew Mauriello
directed by Peter Cook

Thursday Thru Saturday
January 7-9
@ 8:00
Mondays and Tuesdays
January 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26
@ 9:00

Radio Star

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Tickets $15
$12 Student/Senior

“Radio Star”, written and performed by Tanya O’Debra with original music by Andrew Mauriello, is a 1940’s radio detective spoof. Miss O’Debra plays ten different characters while her soundman stages live sound effects. Watch (but mainly listen) as Nick McKittrick: Private Dick hilariously solves a murder in “The Case of the Long-Distance Lover”.

“Radio Star” marks Tanya O’Debra’s re-emergence into the theatre after her 8 year collaboration as one half of The O'Debra Twins. She is armed and dangerous with the bawdy sense of humor you’ve come to love and expect from her. Watch (but mainly listen) as Nick McKittrick: Private Dick hilariously solves a murder in “The Case of the Long-Distance Lover”. “Radio Star” mixes convincing 1940’s dialogue with a current comedic sensibility. Fresh off a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, "Radio Star" finds a loving home at the Horse Trade Company's Red Room.



The Cast and Crew

Tanya O'Debra, Writer & Performer
Formerly of the comic sister duo, The O'Debra Twins, Miss O’Debra makes a joyful return to the theatre.  As a twin and otherwise, she’s performed at venues such as Joe’s Pub, The Cutting Room, La Mama Etc, CSV, PS 122, Luna Lounge, and Mo Pitkin’s House of Satisfaction.  She was the co-host of the hit open mic SHOW & TELL at The Bowery Poetry Club for five years.  Before The O'Debra Twins, Miss O'Debra was a co-writer and co-director of Fuck You or Dead Pee-Holes; an American Tale in Thirteen Acts, which won The Excellence Award in Overall Production at Fringe NYC.  Her play, Dummy, was produced by the Impact Theatre as part of their Winter One Act Festival.  Radio Star made its debut at Glasslands Gallery before shipping off to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  Miss O’Debra is currently pregnant with twin unicorns.


Andrew Mauriello, Composer
A composer with over 15 years of experience including his studies at Berklee College of Music, Mr. Mauriello has been incorporating his songwriting into a variety of settings with a vast spectrum of musical styles.  He has performed at Boston's Symphony Hall, crowded basements in Philadelphia, sold out shows at the late CBGB's in New York City, and seemingly everywhere in between. 

Peter Cook (Director) SAILOR MAN (NY Int’l Fringe Festival: Outstanding Play), The Nosemaker’s Apprentice (The Brick), Straight Up Vampire (Ars Nova), Crabquistador: Scavenger of God (Ars Nova), ROCKBERRY: The Last One Man Show (The Brick), WASP COVE (Comix), No Direction Homo (P.S. 122), Everything is Nice (Laurie Beechman); Misgivings (West End Theater); Go, Dog. Go!, Charles Ludlam’s Bluebeard, and Alice in Wonderland (Hangar Theater). Peter is co-artistic director of Terrible Baby Theater Company, and a Drama League directing fellow.

J. Lincoln Hallowell, Jr. (Announcer & Soundman) was born on a snowy day in August, 1963.  A precocious child, he served as New York’s Chancellor for the Board of Education from 1967 – 1973.  After a brief stint as a jockey, where he won the 1982 Peter Pan Stakes, he drifted into acting.  His big break came on the short – lived 1988 FOX sitcom, “Double Duce,” where he played the dual roles of identical twin cousins Benito and Umberto Mussolini.  He also coined the show’s catchphrase, “Hey!  Who’s a da Duce ‘round a here!”  He is in pre – production of a play that he has written, and will direct and star in, “Frost – Nixon II: The Thrilla in Wasilla!” in which he will play Emmanuel Steward.  He has performed as a standup comic at several clubs around the metropolitan area, which refuse to pay for a mention in this biography.  He currently lives in Brooklyn, with his wife Jennifer Glick, and their cat.  In lieu of flowers, he asks that a donation be made in his name to the Pick 6 pool at Aqueduct.  He will be missed.