Either Or (Part 1)

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Either / Or [1]
In The Dark
Original Broadcast Date
Arthur Miller, Maude Davis, Joe Frank
Improv Actors, Scripted Actors, Mock Interview, 25 minutes
Preceded by: Soul Mate
Followed by: Either / Or (Part 2)

This is Joe Frank, I'm here at the Bellflower Hotel.

Either / Or (Part 1) is a program Joe Frank produced as part of the series In The Dark. It was originally broadcast in 1994.


Mock interview of a mime in a hotel room next to a passionate couple who won't stop. Marcel Marceau the sellout, communicating complex idea via mime, Shakespeare in mime, becoming a mime because of having a strange voice as a child, statuary mimes who don't move, blind mimery, mime in huge theaters with props, less is more. A radio performance of the mime piece Either / Or. Becoming a nurse instead of a mime. radio performance of the piece Nothing Happened: an idyllic picnic with a strange woman, obsessions with her brother, an artist who read the Magna Carta during dinner and suffered a breakdown, her brother disappears, finding meaning while being forced to dress as a woman and dance in class. Monologue: I've always hated mime, the mime defense based on murder after a mime performance. One side of a bizarre telephone conversation. Monologue: I want what you just heard to dwell within you, an academic paper on it.


This is an incomplete record of the music in this program. If you can add more information, please do.

Additional credits

The original broadcast credits state: "[P]erformed by Arthur Miller, Joe Frank, and Maude Davis. The story editor was Farley Ziegler. Recorded and mixed by Jerry Summers. Special thanks to Jennifer Ferro."