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Stagestruck: Confessions from Summer Stock Previous Broadcasts

KQED Life: Mon, Oct 13, 2014 -- 7:00 PM

This documentary takes a nostalgic look back at the 26-year history of America's first summer stock theater, the Orleans Arena Theatre on Massachusetts' Cape Cod. It uses dramatic re-enactments, historical photos and engaging interviews with past members to capture the day-to-day challenges and joys of the summer stock experience. Beginning in 1950 and lasting until 1976, temperamental young actors and actresses would live together, work for pennies and do odd jobs in pursuit of refining their craft and creating a professional theatrical production each week. Author Kurt Vonnegut, an Orleans Arena Theatre alumnus, interjects humor and insight as he reflects on his time at the distinguished American art colony and its founders, Betsy and Gordon Argo.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 14, 2014 -- 1:00 AM
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