Arts and Culture
1:38 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Edna Ferber's "The Homely Heroine" and "The Leading Lady"

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Credit Image courtesy Fried Dough, via Flickr.

Welcome to another edition of Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre. In this episode, we bring you audio presentations of two short stories by Edna Ferber: "The Homely Heroine" and "The Leading Lady."

Ferber's most famous character, Emma McChesney, does not appear in these two stories. Instead, we have delved into some of the more obscure tales by Ferber to bring you a lesser-known but very strong woman named Pearlie Schultz, a most unusual female protagonist. 

We hope you enjoy these two stories about Pearlie, starting with "The Homely Heroine." 

The players:

  • Pearlie: Alana Barragan-Scott
  • Nellie:  Patricia Humphrey
  • Kate, Mother, Head of the Methodist Ladies Society: Hanna Klachko
  • Sam, Sid: David McSpadden
  • Millie, Leading Lady: Kellie (Kotraba) Moore
  • Bellboy: Darren Hellwege
  • Narrator: Byron Scott

Production

  • Script adaptation for radio: Brad Buchanan
  • Engineer: Darren Hellwege
  • Editing/production: Amy Humphrey
  • Podcast publisher: Kellie (Kotraba) Moore