Bloomington's Professional Theater Company

Bloomington's Professional Theater Company

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Bloomington, IN 47408
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Walkabout Radio Plays

Bloomington will be transformed when you put your headphones on and step into a new world. Original radio plays will be available for download, along with maps to take you on an unforgettable journey. Listen to a new scene at each stop along the way as you experience the magic in your own backyard.

While the plays truly come alive in the environment, they have been crafted to be enjoyed anywhere, including the comfort of your own home. For those unable to walk the route, Cardinal has provided a visual companion document featuring photos of the walk.

Our first two plays, The Women in the Woods and The Brewsters, are now available. If you are a 20/21 Season Member, click here to access the play via the Membership Portal. If you are not a member, get access below!

Walkabout Radio Play #1: The Women in the Woods

When Ellie accepts a mysterious university scholarship, she doesn’t realize it comes with a huge catch. Ellie discovers her roots in the town are much deeper than she knew, and she must decide if she is going to take on a responsibility she never could have imagined. Listeners will be transported to various locations on Ellie’s journey and see IU’s beautiful campus in a ghostly new light.

To get access to The Women in the Woods, click the button below to “pay what you will” and you will receive a link with access to the radio play and downloadable map. Suggested Amount: $10 – $15

Recommended ages: 14+

Estimated experience time: 50 minutes, including 10-15 minutes of walking (non-walking time estimate: 40 minutes)

Additional information: There are benches at most locations on this walking route. You will be walking into Dunn’s Woods and near the creek, so bug spray is recommended. 

Accessibility: Each radio play comes with a companion document that contains photos for patrons who are unable to walk this route. 

Artist Credits

Playwright – Josie Gingrich

Director – Kate Galvin 

Sound Designer and Editor – Robert Hornbostel

Production Manager and Recording Engineer – Corey Hollinger

Performers – Glynnis Marcelle, Sean Puent, Aubrey Seader, Francesca Sobrer

Walkabout Radio Play #2: The Brewsters

This prologue to The Women in the Woods is set in the mid-1800’s, where we find the Brewster sisters alive and…not quite well. When one of the sisters goes rogue, a wave of unusual and unsettling events ripple through the town. A local girl named Lizzie is swept up in a magical power struggle and forced to face some hard truths about her family. 

Listeners will be transported into the past, and landmarks on IU’s beautiful campus will be given new meaning in this fantastical world created by local playwright Emily Goodson.

To get access to The Brewsters, click the button below to “pay what you will” and you will receive a link with access to the radio play and downloadable map. Suggested Amount: $10 – $15

Recommended ages: 14+

Estimated experience time: 55 minutes, including approximately 15 minutes of walking (non-walking time estimate: 40 minutes)

Additional information: There are seating options at many locations on this walking route. You will be walking in a wooded area near the creek, so bug spray is recommended. If you are driving to campus, we recommend that you park at the Jordan Avenue Parking Garage. 

Accessibility: Each radio play comes with a companion document that contains photos for patrons who are unable to walk this route. 

Artist Credits

Playwright – Emily Goodson

Director – Kate Galvin 

Sound Designer and Editor – Robert Hornbostel

Production Manager and Recording Engineer – Corey Hollinger

Performers – Glynnis Marcelle, Francesca Sobrer, Cassia Scagnoli, Shannon Starks

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