02/07/2009 — Auburn University Theatre presenting O. Henry holiday podcast production

The Auburn University Radio Flyer Theatre Company will present two of O. Henry’s short stories, “The Gift of the Magi” and “The Last Leaf,” in its first holiday podcast radio theatre production. Both stories are written in classic O. Henry style with his trademark twist at the end.

The works were prerecorded and will be accessible Dec. 8 through Jan. 3 by going to the theater’s Web site tomorrow at www.auburnuniversitytheatre.org and clicking on the radio dial.

A special community broadcast of the production will be held Dec. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at The Gnu’s Room, 414 S. Gay St. Auburn University Theatre’s Kelly Walker and Dan LaRocque will be on hand to answer questions after this performance.

Produced by Auburn University Theatre in the College of Liberal Arts, the holiday broadcast of O. Henry stories features a cast of Auburn University Theatre professors and students. The presentation is reminiscent of “audio theater” popular from the 1930s into the early 1950s, the Golden Age of Radio, and heard on programs such as Orson Welles’ “Mercury Theatre on the Air” and the “Lux Radio Theater.”

For more information, call the Auburn University Theatre box office at 844-4154.