A Waterlogg Double Feature from husband and wife team Joe Bevilacqua and Lorie Kellogg.
ONE: "The Joe Bev Valentine Treat": This is a charming hour of stories (real and fictional) about love, hosted by veteran public radio producer Joe Bevilacqua. The hour includes: (1.) "Who's Afraid of a Virginian's Wrath?": a parody of the Edward Albee play Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, as played by George and Martha Washington. (2.) "A Valentine From Graham Nash's Mac": On February 12, 1996, an email from rock artist Graham Nash's Macintosh laptop triggered a series of bizarre coincidences, which led to the meeting of Joe Bevilacqua and Lorie Kellogg. (3.) "Ode to a Transfer Station", or "Love Poem for the Dump". (4.) "A Mathematical Valentine": Joe Bevilacqua tracks down his former mathematics professor, Ron Reummler, to hear how math can explain lost love. (5.) "The Love of Lee the Horselogger": Joe Bevilacqua meets a man who set out in a covered wagon in 2006 to find his childhood sweetheart and fell in love with America instead. (6.) "Marian the Librarian Finds Love at the Bookmobile": The true story of love, in Marion's own words. (7.) "Valentine Vignette": a sketch by Daws Butler.
TWO: The Comedy-O-Rama Hour Valentine Special: "Cupid Comes to Camp Waterlogg". A comic one-hour radio play written by Joe Bevilacqua and performed by real-life husband and wife team Joe Bevilacqua and Lorie Kellogg, plus Cousin Kenny Savoy, Jim Folly, Tom Giannazzo, and Reagan Bonjorno Leonard. Recorded in the woods of Napanoch, New York, and at Carolyn's on Broadway in New York City.
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"'Cupid Comes to Camp Waterlogg' is a modernisation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Ranger Lorie is having a big Valentine’s "Kiss-Off" square dance to help raise money to save her dilapidated kids camp in the Catskills. Cupid sends the Baby of the Woods (Puck) to bring all the star-crossed lovers together, and confusion ensues. Meanwhile, Ranger Joe (Bottom) makes an ass of himself, while performing in Las Vegas." (The British Universities Film & Video Council)
"Experimental, Humorous. The Comedy-O-Rama draws characters that everyone can relate to, just turned up a notch for chuckles. The production is slick and story engaging. (Tanya Ott, WBHM-FM, Birmingham, Alabama)
"An atmosphere of folk art and sophisticated sound equipment merge to create radio theater of a distinctly upbeat, G-rated variety." (Deborah Medenbach, Times Herald-Record, Middletown, New York)
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