Listen & Watch: Dramas!

The Enigma Covenant (Broadcast Date: June 16, 2018)

This World II thriller, set in London in 1942, takes listeners on a journey of how the British Navy captured the German code machine, The Enigma, and how the code itself was broken at Bletchley Park, just outside of London.  Featured will be actual characters who were directly involved in actually breaking the German code, including: Alan Turing, Dilly Knox, and General “Wild” Bill Donovan, who headed up the Office of Strategic Services (O.S.S.), which was the precursor of the current C.I.A.

:Produced by...Steve Brown and Mike Ullstrup

Written by...Steve Brown and Mike Ullstrup

Directed by...Viki DuMez

Starring the 91.1 Players...

Rene Bushelle, Viki DuMez, Andrew Potter, Todd Eaves, Julie Burton, Susan Lien, Ryan Farrell, Mike Bavido, Siegfried Christoph, Larry Rowe, Julie Burton, Cameron Spencer, Chris Brookes, Jim McClure, Jill Jensen

Production Staff...

Steve Brown, Mike Ullstrup, David Cole

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Catcher in the Spy (Broadcast Date: May 12, 2007)

Just how close were the Nazis to having the atomic bomb? Did Werner Heisenberg know how to make the bomb or was he keeping the knowledge away from Hitler? Based on the life of real-life baseball catcher, Moe Berg, find out about Moe's obsession with finding out the truth as an agent of the Office of Strategic Services.

:Produced by...Steve Brown and Mike Ullstrup

Written by...Steve Brown and Mike Ullstrup

Directed by...Steve Brown

Starring the 91.1 Players...

Carolyn Recker, John Krasner, Dan Stika, Bill Isley, Mary Isley, Cameron Spencer, Gary Stamm, Mark Frasier, Jenny Tunkieicz

Production Staff...

Steve Brown, David Cole

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Star Trek to the Third Power (Broadcast Date: March 25, 2017)

This Radio Theater broadcast features, Star Trek, the original series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Star Trek: Voyager in a “mash-up” where all three storylines come together as do all three of the famous Captains. This fast paced live broadcast will transport the audience through many time periods and high adventure!

Produced by...Steve Brown and Mike Ullstrup

Written by...Steve Brown and Mike Ullstrup

Directed by...Steve Brown

Starring the 91.1 Players...

Mike Bavido, Steve Brown, Rene Bushelle, Siegfried Christoph, Art Dexter, Viki DuMez, Alexa Eaves, Todd Eaves, Brett Houdek, Gary Lien, Susan Lien, Jim McClure, Andrew Potter, JaNelle Powers, Larry Rowe, Ann-Marie Schmid, Cam Spencer

Our Production Staff...

Mike Ullstrup, Steve Brown, Barb Tylla, David Cole

Underwritten by...

The Cedar Chest Letters (performed in Oshkosh, Wisconsin)
Radio / Historical Drama

About the Play
The Winnebago County Historical and Archaeological Society presented “Live at the Time” - a fun filled theater night out on Friday, October 21, 2016 at the Time Community Theater in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  The evening featured "The Cedar Chest Letters", a true story about a northern Wisconsin family during the Depression. The Brown-Ullstrup Performing Arts Foundation from Salem, Wisconsin managed the production.

About the story: one day, Racine, Wisconsin resident Barbara Tylla was looking through her mother’s old cedar chest and happened upon a packet of old letters. In these letters, Barb found her family’s story of strong women, loving men, and life in the 1930s and early 1940s. She took the letters and wrote a play where despite the challenges of the Great Depression and the early days of World War II, love conquers all. But Barb also goes beyond just telling a story of her family and tells us how this is a story of all of our families in this charming play originally brought to the airwaves in 2013.

Cast
Show Announcer:  Michael Patton
Nettie (Barb's great-grandmother):  MaryBeth Petesch
Will (Barb's grandfather):  Al Lareau
Jessie (Barb's grandmother):  Denice Blaze
Henrietta (“Girlie”, Barb's mother):  Bridget Zangs Dunn
Narrator (Barb):  Teri Gohmann

Production Staff
Mike Ullstrup, Director
Steve Brown, Music & Sound Editor
Steve Brown, Executive Producer
Mike Ullstrup, Executive Producer

"BROWN: Thurgood Marshall and Earl Warren - A Conversation" (Video excerpt with an introduction from Cheryl Brown Henderson)
Stage / Historical Drama


About the play
The words “Separate but Equal,” and “With All Deliberate Speed,” can all be applied to the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision in their landmark decision of "Brown v. The Board of Education.”  Eight-time award winning playwrights Dr. Steve Brown and Michael Ullstrup tackle another important social issue as their latest play is historically accurate, timely, and captivating.

This play was first performed as a full theatrical stage production in April, 2014 at the University of Missouri-Kansas City as part of a national symposium celebrating the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court 1954 decision in Brown v. The Board of Education of Topeka Kansas.  This world premiere was introduced by Cheryl Brown Henderson.

The play stars Steven Dundis as Earl Warren and Cameron Spencer as Thurgood Marshall.  Viki DuMez directs.
In the words of Cheryl Brown Henderson, “When it comes to this production about the Brown case, this play is set in present day and gives us a glimpse into what Thurgood Marshall and Earl Warren might be talking about today…as they reminisce about the Brown case and what led up to it, and where we go from here.”

Starring...
Cameron Spencer............Thurgood Marshall
Steve Dundis.....................Earl Warren

Viki DuMez..........................Director
 
 
Our Production Staff
Steve Brown, Music & Sound Editor
Pete Tillema, Videographer
Steve Brown, Executive Producer
Mike Ullstrup, Executive Producer
David Cole, WGTD General Manager
Dr. Bryan Albrecht, President, Gateway Technical College
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