Lucille Fletcher could transfix a radio audience with mystery shows such as Sorry, Wrong Number and
When Miss Fletcher started writing in the 1930s the biggest audiences were provided by radio. “I grew up in an era when the radio was a wonderful medium for the imagination,” she said. When the sound-effects man sank a knife into a cabbage the listener saw an axe crunching into the victim’s head. One of the strengths of radio drama was, and is, that it could have more impact on the imagination of the audience than film or television. Miss Fletcher’s strategy was to keep the plot simple: perhaps deploying just one idea with a central character caught in a “baffling and haunting situation, endlessly in doubt, tortured by circumstance, and then see what happens.”
Come sit on the edge of your seat as you experience the suspense and terror of Fletcher's classics, brought to the stage.
Presented by Center Stage