Liberty City
Radio Theatre
About us

Liberty City Radio Theatre is a live show in the style of old time radio, with actors on stage recreating the golden era of the ‘theatre of the mind’,  with newly written and adapted episodes for the modern audience. This unique and nationally trending style of theatre like nothing else on stage in the city of Philadelphia.
Complete with on stage sound effects and live music,  the “new-time old-style” radio show will be filled with laughs for newcomers and nostalgia for those that remember gathering around the RCA to hear tales of adventure and romance.  

 
Produced and directed by Bill Arrowood, who opines,  “We want  to put on a show that would be  as much fun for us to be in as for the audience to watch.  Drama is fine when things are going great in the world and you want to wax philosophical, but the world we live in right now, it needs laughter more than ever,  because the exception of the ice cream sundae, laughter is possibly man’s greatest gift to his fellow man”.
 
The ensemble includes Heather Plank, Kate Heaney, Joshua Kirwin, Michael Mallon, Christine Doidge, James Miller,  Alexandra Rush and TJ Deluca each taking on multiple roles through out the thrilling evening of entertainment. 

Meet Our Company
  1. Bill Arrowood
    Bill Arrowood
    Writer/Producer/Director Like Orson Wells, has matching ego & penchant for pies
  2. Michael Mallon
    Michael Mallon
    suburban dad by day hard boiled gumshoe by night
  3. James Miller
    James Miller
    man of a thousand & one voices and handy with a sword
  4. Josh Kirwin
    Josh Kirwin
    sometime leading man, sometime cartoon character, sings a little
  5. Christine Doidge
    Christine Doidge
    ... makes James look smart
  6. Kate Heaney
    Kate Heaney
    a wide-eyed ingenue , stage manager and all around peach
  7. TJ Deluca
    TJ Deluca
    Man about town and actor's actor

ABOUT SOCIETY HILL PLAYHOUSE
                 our presenting partner

In the fall of 2015  I started a new job working for the
South Street Headhouse District and part of that job is to find ways to support the Arts in the District. Within a week or so on the job, I suggested to my new boss that the Society Hill Playhouse could be an anchor for Arts and Theatre and that the District should see what we could do to help, so we made a call to Deen Kogan,  (true story: first time I met her was when the asked me to come to clean up a dead squirrel outside the theater).  Sadly, by the time we had got to know her  it was after the a paperwork and deals were in place to raze the vnerable old hall, it was an old building afterall and in need of more repair than it would be possible to support.
  
In the months that followed, I formed a friendship with Deen,  
 I found her both charming and formidable and wanted to ensure that if this was to be the final curtain for the Playhouse that it would be done with a fitting finale.

I thought it was important that as a community we get the chance to recognize not only the dramatic work that Deen and her late husband Jay did to bring theatre to this city, but also that folks get a chance to realize that while other theatre companies in the city have come and gone and are run with much bigger staffs and operating lines, the Society Hill Playhouse has survived largely because of the tenacity of its owner.

I simply knew of no better way to salute her than with a show.

Our first show, the last ever at the Playhouse, was meant to be a little tongue-in-cheek and I won’t pretend to say that we were trying to break new ground as drama, but it was fun. I couldn’t be more pleased with our ensemble of players and how they came together as a team in a short time. One of the great joys I have known in life is putting on a little show with your friends, and am so thrilled to have found this magnificent family and get to have fun with them every night.

My hope is that this new company becomes an ongoing showplace for actors from stages all over the region to come and play together, interact and laugh…because with the exception of a nice ice cream sundae, laughter is man’s greatest gift to one another.