Podcasts TheaterOctober 29, 2015


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In 1896, Albert Jarry shocked Paris with “Ubu Roi,” his absurdist play about a greedy, power-hungry king and his unpleasant wife. More than a hundred years later, “Ubu Roi” continues to startle and entertain. Director Carter Gill calls Rider University’s new production an “assault on the senses” – see for yourself this weekend (Oct. 29-Nov. 1) at the Bart Luedeke Center Theater on Rider’s campus in Lawrenceville. The actors are advanced theater students at Rider’s Westminster College of the Arts. Produced by Susan Wallner.

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Susan Wallner
Susan Wallner

Susan Wallner is a principal of PCK Media, an independent production company. She is the co-series producer of the public television program "State of the Arts," a job that has introduced her to a wealth of talent and artistic diversity over the years. Susan's documentaries and performance specials have aired nationally. Most recently, her profile of the writer, aviator and celebrity, "Anne Morrow Lindbergh: You’ll Have the Sky," won the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Emmy for Best Feature Writing (it was Susan's 15th regional Emmy win). Narrated by Judith Light and Lily Rabe, it aired throughout the country on PBS and PBS World, and is available on DVD. Currently, Susan is working on a documentary about the self-taught city planner, builder, and artist, Kea Tawana.