KOLD Radio, Whitefish Bay
By Phil Olson
Directed by Mikki Maddox
KOLD Radio is located in a corner of Carl and Lena's Place for Beer in a small Minnesota town near the Canadian border. Lars Knudsen is the host of a radio show called "Crappie Talk," devoted entirely to ice fishing for crappies. Because it is a somewhat narrow subject, Lars has no listeners, so he loses his only advertiser, Ole's Bait Mart and Deer Petting Farm. Martha Bjorklund, Lars' unrequited love interest, hosts "Book Beat." She has all the listeners, and all the advertisers. Lars has issues with Martha ever since she beat him in the 50-yard dash in 6th grade. Lars' jealousy toward Martha multiplies when a fish-out-of-water Brooklyn Italian comes to Whitefish Bay, buys the radio station, promotes Martha and fires Lars. Lars has his work cut out for him. He needs his job, he needs his dignity, but most important, he needs Martha. Winner of the Gilmore Creek Playwright Competition; finalist in the prestigious Chesterfield Writer's Project, and a Pick of the Week in the LA Weekly.
Produced by Baraboo Theatre Guild at Farm Kitchen Restaurant, S5718 State Road 123, Baraboo, WI 53913
Performances: February 9-19, 2012
Performance Times: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, dinner at 6:30 show at 7:30. Sunday dinner at 5:00, show at 6:00. Call for menu options. Fridays are Farm Kitchen's seafood buffet.
Ticket Prices: $35 includes meal and show ticket.
Call 608-356-5246 for reservations or more information.