Carrollwood Players to Continue 'Black Coffee' Reading Series with A RADIOMAN REMEMBERS, 2/1

Carrollwood Players to Continue 'Black Coffee' Reading Series with A RADIOMAN REMEMBERS, 2/1

This Saturday, February 1 at 11 a.m., Carrollwood Players' Black Coffee Series will continue with A RADIOMAN REMEMBERS, a new play by Robyn A. Rennick, based on actual events.

The attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 changed the world. And it changed the life of a seventeen year old named Bobby. Now, more than sixty years later, he is ready to tell his story. Travel from the present back in time and to the present again as Bobby and his family bring the story of the war and the greatest generation to life. You will be changed forever, just as they were.

There will be a talk back with playwright/director and the cast after the reading.

ROBYN AVERY RENNICK has been a teacher for 35 years and a storyteller even longer (so her Mother says). She started writing stories in the 90's and then discovered the community of storytellers through Georgia's Southern Order of Storytellers and Florida Storytelling Association. Many of her stories come from her childhood memories of spending the summer in Virginia with her grandmother and a group of rough and ready farm kids. However, she also became interested in the stories of WWII veterns. "The Radioman Remembers" was intended to be a story but there was such a wealth of information that she decided to use the play format and let the characters "tell" the story. Rennick also has a series of biblical stories she has written entitled "The Gospel According to the Southern Women." One is called, "What Are We Going to do with All These Stinking Fish", and is told from Peter's sister's point of view. Told from the point of view of the women who were either named in the Gospels or who, unnamed, had to be there, these stories give fresh insights to the ministry of Jesus.

"The Radioman Remembers" is based on the memories of Captain Doug Talton who shared his memories and the "fun" stuff over 10 hours of interviews and several of the best dinners he and his wife shared with Robyn Rennick. Seeing WWII through the eyes of a young man and hearing not just the "fun stuff" that he wrote home, but the soul searing memories of war time bring that time and The Greatest Generation alive.

Come discover NEW WORKS at Carrollwood Players Theatre. Our BLACK COFFEE staged reading series offers playwrights, directors, actors and audiences the opportunity to explore new works of theatre through live readings on our stage. The series will feature never-before-produced plays performed with minimal rehearsal. The series will include short plays, full length plays and potentially musicals. Each staged reading will be followed by a talk-back session with the cast, director, playwright and audience. No props. No costumes. No set. Just words. Heard for the first time. BLACK COFFEE.

Admission $10, includes fresh brewed coffee and a gourmet pastry.

NOW SEEKING SUBMISSION OF WORKS FOR THIS SERIES. Playwrights, directors and actors are needed! Please contact Jim Russell at to submit your play or express interest in directing.

Since 1981, Carrollwood Players, Tampa's oldest community theatre company, has provided quality entertainment for the Tampa Bay area. In addition to special events, Carrollwood Players produces nine plays as part of their main stage season: dramas, bedroom farces, mysteries and much more. Season productions typically run for four weekends. Tickets start at $18 and customers can reserve the seats online; season tickets are also available. Carrollwood Players also offers a range of ticket options for those looking for culture and great local theater

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