PLAYWRIGHTS WADE BRADFORD AND CHRISTOPHER FLOWERS TALK ABOUT THEIR PLAY CHANGE THE STATION
Q: WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS PLAY?
A: Some of us were cast in productions of “The 39 Steps” and “Bullshot Crummond” with the same director. He saw something in the actors and had always wanted to form an acting troupe and produce a play from farm to table. This play was the end result of his dream.
Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE PART OR LINE IN THE PLAY?
The epilogue. I’m a big fan of epilogues in general. I dislike not knowing what happens to the characters after the blackout. This one is fantastic. Equal parts callback, comedy, and closure. The prologue is pretty good too and was the catalyst for the script.
Q: WHERE DID THE CHARACTERS COME FROM? ARE THEY BASED ON PEOPLE YOU KNOW?
A: In some respect, the play was cast before the play was finished. In a comedy troupe you can’t help but write with some aspect of the members in mind. Other than that, there was definite homage paid to David Ogden Stiers in the William Wells character.
Q: WHAT DID YOU TRY TO ACHIEVE WITH THIS PLAY?
We wanted to capture the zaniness of “Noises Off” with the family troupe feeling of “The Carol Burnett Show.” Mostly, we wanted a well put together comedy.