Black Hole

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Black Hole[1]
Series
The Other Side
Original Broadcast Date
9/16/2001
Cast
Alan Hunter, Marilyn Casky, Barbara Sohmers, Arthur Miller, Richard Bower, Tim Jerome, Mark Hammer, Joseph Palmieri, Larry Block, Joe Frank
Format
1 hour
Preceded by: Terminal
Followed by: In The Dark (Remix)

"Images of the city at night. People hurry along with umbrellas."

Black Hole is the name of a program Joe Frank produced as part of the series The Other Side (Series). It was originally broadcast on September 16, 2001.

Synopsis

  • Religious orders
  • Bizarre boxing match
  • A presidential address
  • Interrogation of man regarding an explosion
  • Dialog with the man's wife
  • Lectures on Electrocism and Naturism
  • Actor's monologue on suicide techniques
  • Taxicab at suicide bridge
  • "Something is missing from my life" discussion
  • The president talks about eating nothing as a child, reads the children's questions monologue ("if I don't like it, why do I have to eat it?")
  • A man attends his own funeral.

Interesting Facts

common elements with Nightride, A Tour of the City

Commentary

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Shiro

This is one of the best radio play programs to introduce to newbies. Of the three different programs containing the same material (with Tour Of The City, A (Part 1) and Nightride), this is the the most humorous and upbeat. Absent is much of the husband and wife dialog, and the structured narrative that is apparent in A Tour of the City. Instead we've treated to a series of scenes which seem to be connected only by a common tone. Although some beautiful acting has been removed, I prefer this tighter edit.

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