Across The River

From The Joe Frank Wiki
(Redirected from Across the River)
Jump to: navigation, search
Across The River[1]
Series
WBAI and NPR Playhouse
Original Broadcast Date
1984
Cast
Arthur Miller, Paul Mantell, Lester Nafzger, Avery Hart, Joe Frank
Format
Improv Actors, 30 minutes
Preceded by: A Tour Of The City (Part 2)
Followed by: Dreams Of The River

"About ten, fifteen years ago there was a great scare that strontium ninety was going to cause cancer..."

"Across The River" is the name of a program Joe Frank produced as part of the series WBAI and NPR Playhouse. It was originally broadcast in 1984.


Synopsis

A bad folk singer sings about strontium, owning the sun. Men at a table discuss Strontium-91, the positive aspects of radioactive materials. A nightclub MC talks about living forever, his agent, a blind man and a cripple, etc. Panel discussion on alternative power sources: sports, human waste. A list of sound effects against a woman humming. Panel discussion: the benefits of radiation. Monologue: The trees are hung with objects. . . "on the other side" . . . "the wind does not feel the wind." Panel discussion: cancer as pure growth, progress; treadmills powering an apartment building. MC asks the time.


Interesting Facts

Shares material with The Other Side


Commentary

Please see guidelines on commentary and share your personal thoughts in this section.


External Links

WBAI and NPR Playhouse

Across the River | Arena | Call In The Night, A | Death Of Trotsky, The | Decline Of Spengler, The | Eighty Yard Run, The | End, The | Jewish Blues | Lies | Queen Of Puerto Rico, The (show) | Questions | Sales | Summer Notes | Til You're Gone | Tour Of The City, A (part 1) | Tour Of The City, A (part 2) | Rare Early Joe Frank Stories from NPR Playhouse | Warheads