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BRIFT to Present THE THIRD MAN for 'Radio Waves', 4/20

Saturday evening, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. actors from The Burt Reynolds Institute for Film & Theatre (BRIFT) will present the highly atmospheric The Third Man in much the same way as it was presented in 1949 during the golden age of radio. Utilizing specially designed props and some unusual devices for sound effects, the performers will reenact the mystery surrounding the murder of Harry Lime, a man who was not what he appeared to be. Audience participation is part of the fun.

In this Cold War spy classic written by Graham Greene, Holly Martins, an American pulp novelist, arrives in postwar Vienna only to discover that his old friend Harry has been killed in a traffic accident. The speed with which his funeral takes place raises many questions that need answering.

Radio Waves will be hosted and directed by award-winning actor Gordon McConnell, who is an instructor at BRIFT. McConnell's career has taken him from Los Angeles to London to Amsterdam to New York City and, eventually to South Florida, where his performances have earned him the prestigious Carbonell Award.

Tickets are $15.00 in advance - $20.00 at the door. Seating is limited. Don't miss this opportunity to play detective while reliving the days when imagination played host to the best of an evening's entertainment.

Call (561) 743-9955 for tickets. Advance ticket purchases are recommended. The Third Man will be presented at the Town of Lake Park's beautiful Mirror Ballroom located at 535 Park Avenue, Lake Park, Florida 33403. The Mirror Ballroom is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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