ABOUT RADIO REDUX
Radio Redux is a repertory theater company in Eugene, Oregon, that celebrates “theater of the mind” programs heard on radio from 1935-1960.
Radio Redux has done key Old Time Radio programs from such hallmark radio series as Mercury Theatre of the Air (“War of the Worlds,” “Treasure Island”), Lux Radio Theatre (“Maltese Falcon,” “The Amazing Sherlock Holmes,” “It’s a Wonderful Life,” “His Girl Friday”), Suspense (“The Hitchhiker”) and Screen Guild Players (“The Philadelphia Story,” “Walter Mitty”).
In addition, Radio Redux has created original adaptations under the name Screen Directors’ Playhouse (“Stagecoach”), Beyond the Void (“Dracula”), Six-Gun Serenade (“Scrooge in Love”), Hollywood Calling (“Casablanca”), Cinema Classics (“Robin Hood”) and “Radio Daze (“Our Miss Brooks,” “Lights Out,” “Lone Ranger,” “The Damon Runyon Theater,” “The Burns and Allen Show,” “The Abbott and Costello Show,” “The Bob and Ray Show,” “The Fat Man,” “Lights Out”).
Radio Redux performs its core season at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts' Soreng Theater. It also has performed elsewhere, such as at the Wildish Community Theater, Jacobs Gallery Gala, the Arts, St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Eugene Arts and Business Alliance's BRAVA Breakfast, The City of Eugene’s Summer in the City series on Eugene’s Downtown Mall, Pleasant Hill Community Theater, KLCC-Radio, and the Majestic Theater in Corvallis. In addition, it has participated in events by Ballet Fantastique, Kesey Enterprises, City of Eugene, Island Park Blues Festival, Eugene Opera and others
Fred Crafts, who founded Radio Redux in 2009 to do radio theater, knows the subject well as he began his radio career in 1956 during radio’s heyday and later worked with major radio figures at the CBS Radio Network in Los Angeles, His goals for Radio Redux are to celebrate radio’s rich history, revive its most-memorable moments, preserve its unique art form, and introduce its wonders to new audiences.