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The Plot to Overthrow Christmas by Norman Corwin
Bay Terrace Theatre
Vallejo, CA
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The Plot to Overthrow Christmas by Norman Corwin
During the Golden Age of Radio, no one was more respected and admired than Norman Corwin. His love of the language was matched by his intuitive understanding of the potential of radio, and gave scope to his glorious creativity.
Born in 1910, Corwin grew up in Boston and started life as a journalist. He broke into radio reading the news and producing poetry programs. Coming to New York in the 1930s, his innovative use of the airwaves on WQXR caught the ears of CBS executives, who hired him in 1938, along with Orson Welles and John Houseman, to bring quality drama to the network. His early programs immediately attracted national attention.
Corwin wrote The Plot to Overthrow Christmas in 1938. It was his first original play on network radio. CBS demanded a title for their radio listings, and then Corwin had to write a script to fit the title he had given. Most unusually, it opens in Hell, and is written entirely in verse. The show has been on air every Christmas since its first on December 25, 1938.
Our production combines the atmosphere of attending a radio show with theatre. All sound effects are done on stage. Sets and costumes are minimal to allow our audiences to use their imaginations to the fullest.



Bay Terrace Theatre
51 Daniels Avenue
Vallejo, CA 94590
United States

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Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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