Dandelion Wine

Based on the novel by Ray Bradbury
Directed by Nancy Curran Willis
Read by a full cast

1.92 Hours 01/05/2007 audio theater
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Ray Bradbury’s endearing, lyrical tale of boyhood and an idyllic Midwestern summer is presented here as a full-cast audio dramatization by The Colonial Theatre on the Air, complete with sound effects and a brilliant music score. Twelve-year-old Douglas Spaulding knows Green Town, Illinois, is as vast and deep as the whole world that lies beyond. For Douglas, summer is a pair of new tennis shoes, the first harvest of dandelions for Grandfather’s renowned intoxicant, the distant clang of the trolley bell on a hazy afternoon. But as young Douglas is about to discover, summer can be more than the repetition of established rituals that hold time at bay. It can be a best friend moving away, a human time machine that can transport you back to the Civil War, or a sideshow automaton able to glimpse the bittersweet future.

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Winner of theGold Ogle Awardfor best audio productionFantasy

Ray Bradbury’s endearing, lyrical tale of boyhood and an idyllic Midwestern summer is presented here as a full-cast audio dramatization by The Colonial Theatre on the Air, complete with sound effects and a brilliant music score.

Twelve-year-old Douglas Spaulding knows Green Town, Illinois, is as vast and deep as the whole world that lies beyond. For Douglas, summer is a pair of new tennis shoes, the first harvest of dandelions for Grandfather’s renowned intoxicant, the distant clang of the trolley bell on a hazy afternoon. But as young Douglas is about to discover, summer can be more than the repetition of established rituals that hold time at bay. It can be a best friend moving away, a human time machine that can transport you back to the Civil War, or a sideshow automaton able to glimpse the bittersweet future.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“I’ve just played for the second time your production of Dandelion Wine and it’s fabulous.  I’m so very proud of it…This production is simply incredible.” Ray Bradbury
“The audio production is extravagant, and benefits from some strong performances and an extensive musical score…Dandelion Wine sounds something like a film soundtrack, with multiple layers of voice, effects, ambience and music.” Phil Nichols, Bradbury scholar
“YAs will relate to Doug’s love of movies, his first crush, and his desire for a brand-new pair of trendy sneakers from the local shop…hauntingly powerful.”  Kliatt
“I applaud Colonial Radio Theater for opting to produce from Bradbury’s play…[and] for the full-on audio production, which makes this one of the most lively and energetic Bradbury productions for many years.” Phil Nichols, Bradbury scholar
“[A] tender, openly affectionate story of a young man’s voyage of discovery…those who wish to experience the unique magic of early Bradbury as a prose stylist should find Dandelion Wine most refreshing.” Amazon.com, editorial review

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 1.92
Audience: Adult
Language: English