"Prairie Home Companion’-inspired ‘Shad Ladder Radio Hour’ finds a home at Shea Theater
For The Recorder, Wednesday, May 10, 2017
...Woebegone we may not be, but the “Shad Ladder Radio Hour” is a distinctly Franklin County figment of creative imagination. So creative, in fact, that it’s a radio-free production.
Going into its fourth show with a live recording on May 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Buckland Town Hall, it will include readings, dramatizations by the Shad Plaid Players and music by the bluegrass band River Rhapsody.
The show — with “pseudomercials” from “Tiny’s Tire Barn,” “That Back Country Workshop” and its classes for flat landers — offers proof that the hilltowns are alive with creative energy.