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Penfold Presents the Theatre Guild on the Air

Presented by Penfold Theatre Company at Neill-Cochran House Museum, Austin TX

Sep 05 2021
Oct 03 2021
Penfold Presents the Theatre Guild on the Air

Penfold offers a free performance series of golden era radio scripts from UT’s Harry Ransom Center archive, including Macbeth, Vanity Fair, and This Side of Paradise.

From 1945 to 1963, listeners across the nation tuned in to Theatre Guild on the Air. Created by the Theatre Guild, which produced 220 plays on Broadway, Theatre Guild on the Air broadcast radio retellings of classic and contemporary plays, bringing the Great White Way to Main Street, USA.

Now, Penfold Theatre is hosting a series of live readings, free-of-charge, from the Theatre Guild on the Air Collection at the Harry Ransom Center of the University of Texas. Performed in the live radio show

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Tickets are free. However reservations are required in advance due to safety procedures and limited seating.

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  • Oct 3, 2021 at 06:00 pm - 07:30 pm (Sun)
  • Oct 3, 2021 at 08:00 pm (Sun)

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By William Shakespeare

Directed by Marcus McQuirter


This Side of Paradise

By F. Scott Fitzgerald

Directed by Carl Gonzales


Vanity Fair

By William M. Thackeray

Directed by Rosalind Faires

After each hour-long reading, Penfold’s artistic directors will host a discussion between the audience and artists.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Neill-Cochran House Museum

2310 San Gabriel, Austin, TX 78705

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Dates and Times

Sun, Oct 3, 2021

6:00 pm at Neill-Cochran House Museum

Sun, Oct 3, 2021

8:00 pm at Neill-Cochran House Museum



The Austin Creative Alliance is funded in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Development Department's Cultural Arts Division and by grants from Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts which believes that a great nation deserves great art. The Creative Alliance also receives generous in-kind support from CreateAustin, and Time Warner Cable News. We are also grateful for the ongoing support and participation of our members and patrons.


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