The drama comes to life in the KZMU studios high atop Rocky Road. Broadcasting live, using a Foley Box for sound effects and a live band, KZMU presents the original radio drama with a host of talented local actors, musicians and crew.
Written by KZMU manager Marty Durlin, Downtown Abbey takes place in a parallel universe and features Edward Abbey’s “fifth cousin twice removed,” along with other colorful characters. The radio drama also features “alien” music by Moab Music Festival visiting artist Rob Schwimmer, performing on the Haken Continuum. Schwimmer recorded the short pieces last year for the radio drama.
The cast includes Michael Ford (Stoke) Dunton, Christy Williams Dunton, Jenna Talbott, Keith G, Peggy Hodgkins, Ken Slake, Jeremy Lynch, Melissa Graciosa, Brett Bentley, Zina Brown, Michaelene Pendleton and Doni Kiffmeyer. Marlene Mody operates the foley box.
The band includes Brian Coulter and Miriam Graham. Bob Owen is engineering, Marty Durlin is directing with assistance from Serah Mead.