King Arthur in Contemporary Connecticut - A full length comedy perfomed as a live radio play

Inspired (loosely) by Mark Twain’s classic novel A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, King Arthur In Contemporary Connecticut reverses Twain’s original premise, unexpectedly transporting King Arthur to a small town in twentieth century Connecticut, where he struggles to adjust to his new future while his past refuses to stay in the past.

Following in the footsteps of It's a Wonderful...
Inspired (loosely) by Mark Twain’s classic novel A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, King Arthur In Contemporary Connecticut reverses Twain’s original premise, unexpectedly transporting King Arthur to a small town in twentieth century Connecticut, where he struggles to adjust to his new future while his past refuses to stay in the past.

Following in the footsteps of It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play and The Thrilling Adventure Hour, King Arthur In Contemporary Connecticut is staged as a live radio play, with the actors on microphones and utilizing sound effects and music that are both pre-recorded and performed live.
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King Arthur in Contemporary Connecticut - A full length comedy perfomed as a live radio play

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  • Lucretia Anne Flammang:
    13 Sep. 2018
    “King Arthur in Contemporary Connecticut” is brilliant farce, on par with Stoppard and Wilde. Lines are fluid and eminently actable. Scene after scene surprises with comic and narrative invention. As with all farce, there is a firm moral foundation. Each character is clearly and economically drawn and defined. The play necessarily takes time to wind the spring of the machine, and the first act contains plenty of good lines and jokes to make the winding tolerable and fun. When the spring unwinds, we get we get a great, endlessly comic denouement. A gift. Highly recommended.
  • Laura Pittenger:
    31 Jan. 2016
    KING ARTHUR is a playful adaptation of the original Mark Twain story that will delight any Arthurian or Merlinian aficionado. The play is radio drama in style of Thrilling Adventure Hour and uses SFX & a lot of heart to tell its tale. James is a very easy playwright to work with and has polished his script considerably since its first reading, looking forward to seeing what kind of future this piece has in store for it.

Development History

  • Workshop
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    Putting it Together - New World Theatre (NH)
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    2019
  • Reading
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    The Depot - New Play Readings (CT)
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    2018
  • Reading
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    Emerson Theatre Collaborative (in assoc. w/ The Mark Twain Museum) (CT)
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    2016
  • Reading
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    Turn to Flesh Productions - YES New Play Series (NYC)
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    2014
  • Reading
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    Vagabond Theatre Group - There Will Be Words (MA)
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    2013

Production History

  • Workshop
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    Produced in assoc. w/ DreamCatcher Entertainment’s Fulfill Your Dream program (NYC)
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    2015