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CANCELED-Theater: Talk Radio

May 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Written by Eric Bogosian


Nine Performances
May 8th to May 30th, 2020
Sunday Matinee on May 25th

Barry Chaplain is an abrasive night-time radio talk show host at a station in Cleveland, Ohio, who, as another character puts it, has seen the face of God . . . “in the mirror!”

During one eventful night broadcast, Barry is forced to confront another, less august image of himself, offered up by the sort of lonely, angry people who regularly phone in to such radio stations. It is a lacerating portrait of a human meltdown not seen this side of a Francis Bacon painting.

The play is set in motion when the station’s executive tells Barry that he has aroused the interest of producers who want to take the show national and that this night’s performance will determine his future.

Adding to the pressure are two co-workers, a longtime friend and a recent lover, whom he has shut out from his life and who wants re-admittance. But it is Barry’s unseen callers who become a babel of disparate voices, from a white supremacist to an obsessive cat lover as well as a woman who is afraid of her garbage.

As Barry frequently announces in his show, “We’re discussing America here tonight” … a thought as timely today as it was when this play was written more than 30 years ago.

Pricing and Where to Purchase Tickets

Tickets are available beginning approximately six weeks prior to a production’s opening night at our ticket agent Poppy, 522 Main Street, Klamath Falls, OR 97601. Tickets must be picked up in person. Payment may be made with cash, check, or credit card. Telephone 541-884-4361 for ticket information and availability. Of course, tickets for an evening’s performance can also be purchased, subject to availability, in the Linkville Playhouse’s lobby (201 Main Street, Klamath Falls, OR on the northeast corner of 2nd and Main Streets) one hour prior to curtain time.

Regular season tickets are $14 for the loge section, $12 for the orchestra section, and $11 for our newly designed balcony.  One dollar discounts are offered to seniors and those with a current student or military ID. Occasionally, two-for-one rush tickets are available at the door for these patrons. Be sure to follow The Linkville Playhouse on Facebook or Twitter to catch this great deal!  Our Little Linkville Plays for Children are economically priced at just $2 so the entire family can enjoy the magic of live theater.

Please note that tickets are non-refundable. Exchanges, if available, may be made prior to the performance date. You may also return tickets to the show date and claim them as a charitable donation as long as the tickets are available for resale.

Special Notice to Our Out-of-Town Patrons

The Linkville Playhouse has fans far and wide! As a courtesy to our out-of-town patrons, requests for specific tickets to a particular performance can be made by mailing a check in the appropriate amount payable to “The Linkville Players” with a self-addressed, stamped return envelope to our ticket agent. Include a contact phone number, in case there are any questions about your request.


May 8, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Linkville Playhouse
Linkville Playhouse
Klamath Falls,
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