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The Adventures of Sam Spade

THE ADVENTURES OF SAM SPADE, a live radio drama, will offer modern audiences a pungent potpourri of post-WWII radio shenanigans. The show will feature music (swing, crooning, big bands), commercials, skits (like Who's On First), singing (think Andrew Sisters and Bing Crosby), tap dancing, and of course an eventful evening of mystery and mayhem featuring America's favorite detective, Sam Spade! Join us as we roll back to the clock and whisk you away on a journey to the past, when televisions were considered a luxury item and a radio graced nearly every living room in America.

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CTE's Retro-Drama The Adventures of Sam Spade A Rousing Radio Romp

April 21, 2012

ELLENSBURG, Wash.  —Join us as we roll back to the clock and whisk you away on a journey to the past, when televisions were considered a luxury item and a radio graced nearly every living room in America.

Central Washington University's Central Theatre Ensemble production, The Adventures of Sam Spade, a live radio drama, will offer modern audiences a piquant potpourri of post-World War II radio shenanigans. The show will feature music (swing, torch ballads, and big bands), commercials, skits (such as Who's On First), singing (think Andrew Sisters and Bing Crosby), tap dancing, and of course an eventful evening of mystery and mayhem featuring America's favorite detective, Sam Spade.

The Adventures of Sam Spade will be performed at 7:30 p.m., April 26 through April 28, in McConnell Auditorium. Tickets are $10 general admission, $8 seniors and students, and $5 for CWU students. Tickets can be purchased online at www.cwu.edu/theatre/tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at the CWU Welcome Center, Wildecat Shop Service Desk, or by phone at 509-963-1429. Parking is free after 4:30 p.m. and on weekends, excepted in specially designated spaces (handicapped, loading) or lots assigned to residence halls. For more information call the Theatre Arts Department at 509-963-1750.