A finalist for the 1988 Pulitzer Prize in Drama, Talk Radio is based in part on the assassination of radio host Alan Berg, as well as the book, "Talked to Death: The Life and Murder of Alan Berg by Stephen Singular." Its central character, Barry Champlain, is a controversial on-air radio “shock jock” doing what he does best: treating his late-night callers with contempt. But when his Cleveland-based program is considered for national syndication and his producer cautions him about offending sponsors, Barry defiantly responds and excoriates his audience...but they just keep calling.
8:00pm | August 24, 25, 31, Sept 1, 7 & 8
2:00pm | August 26 & Sept 2
7:30pm | August 30, Sept 3 & 6
ALL PERFORMANCES IN MATCHBOX 3
A talkback with the Director and Cast will be held following the Thursday evening performances.
Dirt Dog’s Talk Radio Keeps its Audience Tuned
By H. G. Welch
"The language is raw, the characters are abrasive, but that’s the point of the play.
You will be offended, and you will be entertained."
Houston Press Review
The Sadness of a Shock Jock's World
on Talk Radio at the MATCH
By D.L. Groover
"They want to take his show national. They don't know Barry."
Houston Matters Interview
"A Different Kind Of Talk Show: Talk Radio At The MATCH"