Fake Radio Presents: A Live Recreation of Lux Radio Theater’s The Maltese Falcon feat. Lynne Stewart
This is a past event. Saturday, September 14 at 8:00pm
The Old Church Concert Hall 1422 S.W. 11th Ave., Portland, OR 97201
It’s been called the greatest noir story of all time. In 1941, Humphrey Bogart and Mart Astor lit up the screen with John Huston’s masterpiece The Maltese Falcon. The film won three Academy Award Nominations and grossed nearly $1 million at the box office. It cemented Bogart as the biggest star of the decade and remains, to this day, one of the best known film noir classics.
In 1943, The Lux Radio Theater presented their version of the Dashiell Hammett classic, starring Edward G. Robinson as Sam Spade and it drew massive listeners on the nation’s most beloved and popular radio program. Seventy-six years later, Fake Radio is thrilled to recreate that entire 1943 CBS radio broadcast — commercials and all! — with special guest star Lynne Stewart. Lynne is best known from her recurring roles on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Peewee’s Playhouse.
Featuring top talent from both Portland and Los Angeles, Fake Radio will re-enact two 30-minute episodes of this historic radio show the old-fashioned way: dressed in period clothing and standing with scripts in hand in front of old microphones. Sound and music effects will make you feel like you're watching a live radio recording from the 1940s. They'll even re-create the old commercials. Just be ready for the cast to occasionally go off-script.
The Maltese Falcon:
In 1539 the Knight Templars of Malta, paid tribute to Charles V of Spain, by sending him a Golden Falcon encrusted from beak to claw with rarest jewels . . . but pirates seized the galley carrying this priceless token and the fate of the Maltese Falcon remains a mystery to this day. With multiple parties on the hunt for this rarest of international treasures, private investigator Sam Spade is caught between thieves, thugs and temptation as he slowly untangles the mystery of this rare bird and all those who want it for themselves.