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QUESTING FOR CAMELOT

A Playhouse 90.1 Special Production

Recorded May 24, 1998

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CAST

(in order of appearance)





ANNCR#1 - Mickey Saperstone
MOCRYTZKI - Walter Mocrytzki
DONZE - Bob Donze
NARRATOR - Phil Sabatelli
GARY - Mike Biel
MAN #1 - Mickey Saperstone
WOMAN #1 - Jane Lessner
MAN #2 - Harry Wolf
MAN #3 -Norm Childs
MAN #4 - Charlie Tomlinson
MAN #5 - Ed Cunningham
WOMAN #2 - Anne Klein
CHILD - Eleanor Menna Cunningham
RANGER - Fran Odyniec
STUDENT #1 - Harry Wolf
STUDENT #2 - Marlene Patrick
STUDENT #3 - Adrienne Zecca
STUDENT #4 - Bob Cirillo
WRTI ANNCR - Mickey Saperstone
ANNOUNCER 2 - Stephanie Winge
MUDERICK - Mike Muderick
WATERFORD - Gerry Wilkinson
ANNOUNCER 3 - Sue Ellis
ANNOUNCER 4 - Shaney Wolov Waldman
SCIAKY - Ed Sciaky


MICROPHONE ASSIGNMENTS

Mic 1 Mic 2 Mic 3 Mic 4
Gary

Biel

Mocrytzki Donze Anncr#1

Saperstone

- - - Narrator

Sabatelli

- Man#1

Saperstone

Woman#1

Lessner

Man#2

Wolf

- Ranger

Odyniec

Man#3

Childs

Man#4

Tomlinson

- Woman#2

A. Klein

Man#5

Cunningham

Child

Menna

-

Crowd spread across

- Mocrytzki Student#1

Wolf

Student#2

Patrick

- - Student#3 Zecca Student#4

Cirillo

- WRTI Anncr

Saperstone

Anncr#2

Winge

Muderick
- Anncr#4

Wolov

Sciaky Anncr#3

Ellis

- Mocrytzki Donze -
-

Everyone spread across


QUESTING FOR CAMELOT

ANNCR #1: At 640 AM and 90.1 FM, This is WRTI & WRTI-FM, Philadelphia.

MOCRYTZKI: WRTI presents "PLAYHOUSE 90.1," a weekly series of outstanding radio dramas. Tonight - "Questing for Camelot" starring Mike Biel. And here's your host, Bob Donze.

DONZE: Good evening. Tonight a tale of suspense. A science fiction story that will certainly become a classic... NOT.

It's the end of the 23rd century and our hero, Gary Glenn, is trying to find the REAL meaning of the letters WRTI. He found it in the diary of his great, great, great, great, great, great grandmother, Loretta Elaine Menna. They called her L.E. for short. Well, in the diary she wrote, the people of WRTI were questing for Camelot. Who were these strange beings? And why were they Questing for Camelot? That's the name of tonight's story, "Questing for Camelot."

NARR: Far atop Mt. Temple lies a snow covered laboratory. Gary Glenn is a 29 year-old professor at Fox Net U. Tall, handsome with wavy curls in his dark brown hair, Gary is not what you would call your typical prof. But then...who is? Somewhat offbeat, aren't they all, he has invented a time machine which he's getting ready to use right now to find out what WRTI really means.

SOUND: TIME MACHINE STARTING

GARY (Biel): I'm ready. To search across time for the real WRTI. Hmmm. The computer says there are several possibilities. Well, I guess I'll have to visit each one. Let's see here -- Choice #1 is 1870.

SOUND: TIME MACHINE OUT

GARY (Biel): Hmmm. Wonder where I am.

MAN #1: Hey mister. Get that thing out of the way

SOUND: TRAIN STARTING AND CONTINUING

WOMAN #1: Get out of the way!

MAN #2: You're gonna get killed!

SOUND: TIME MACHINE

GARY (Biel): Whew! That was close. Well, that wasn't WRTI. Let's see what the next stop looks like.

SOUND: TIME MACHINE OUT

GARY (Biel): Hmm. I'm in the same time period, I'm just not on those train tracks. What's this building? Western Rangers Training Institute. WRTI. Maybe this is it.

SOUND: HORSES

RANGER: Hey mister. Get out... get out of the way. This is a simulated battle.

SOUND: GUN SHOTS.

GARY (Biel): Is this WRTI?

RANGER: It's the Western Rangers Training Institute. But I've never heard it called WRTI

SOUND: MORE GUN SHOTS

GARY (Biel): I'd better get out of here!

SOUND: TIME MACHINE & OUT

GARY (Biel): Let's try choice #3. The dial says the year is 1959. Wisconsin Radar Tracking, Incorporated.

SOUND: FIRE

GARY (Biel): Maybe this is it!

SOUND: PHONE DIALING

MAN #3: Hello, I want to report a fire.

GARY (Biel): Is this WRTI?

MAN #3: No. Did you start this fire?

MAN #4: He did. He did.

GARY (Biel): I'd better get out of here.

SOUND: TIME MACHINE

GARY (Biel): Where... where am I now? Park Avenue Methodist Church. It's the 1880's according to the dial.

WOMAN #2: Good day, sir.

MAN #5: 'Morning.

GARY (Biel): Is this WRTI?

MAN #5: What's a WRTI?

WOMAN #2: This is a House of God. A brand new church here at the corner of Park Avenue and Norris Street.

CHILD: What's your name?

GARY (Biel): Gary. What's yours?

CHILD: Hattie Mae. Hattie May Wiatt. And these nice folks are Mr. and Mrs. Thatcher. We're visitors from that church over there. You know, the Grace Baptist Church. Rusty Conwell's our minister.

Wanna come inside?

GARY (Biel): Well... No. No thank you. I need to be on my way.

SOUND: TIME MACHINE

GARY (Biel): Hmmm! An-nen-berg Hall. Who is this Mr. Hall?

SOUND: CROWD OF STUDENTS

GARY (Biel): Let me ask these students. Excuse me, are any of you Mr. Hall?

STUDENT 1: Mr. Hall?

GARY (Biel): Yes, Mr. Annenberg Hall.

STUDENT 1: It's a thing! Not a who!

MOCRYTZKI: Somebody call me?

STUDENT 1: Annenberg Hall is this building.

GARY (Biel): Do you know what a WRTI is?

STUDENT 1: It's a radio station. It's right over there.

GARY (Biel): Oh, Thanks. I'll go look.

SOUND: WALKING

GARY (Biel): Is this WRTI?

STUDENT 2: Yeah. You want a jazz show?

GARY (Biel): No, I like classical.

STUDENT 3: Hey, we'd never play classical around here.

STUDENT 2: What do you think this is? WFLN?

STUDENT 4: We're all jazz all the time.

GARY (Biel): Well, I guess I finally found WRTI. Well, so... so do you know what Camelot is?

STUDENT 3: Hey, it's not here. They won't even give me a show.

STUDENT 4: Me, either.

STUDENT 3: At least you get to do a newscast.

STUDENT 4: But I want to play classical rock.

STUDENT 3: You're too old.

STUDENT 2: Can't get any experience here. But you could be a Walter Cronkite.

STUDENT 3: Heh, he'd be lucky to be a John Roberts.

STUDENT 4: Who?

MOCRYTZKI: Somebody call me?

STUDENT 3: Who is that guy?

STUDENT 2: I think it's Mort Farr.

STUDENT 4: Who?

MOCRYTZKI: Somebody call me?

STUDENT 4: (MAD) Will you get out of here!!

GARY (Biel): Well, this seems to be WRTI, but this sure isn't Camelot. I'm going to have to keep looking. Let me get back in the time machine and try a few years earlier.

SOUND: TIME MACHINE

WRTI ANNCR: Tuesdays, a time to remember for programs you don't want to forget. At WRTI-FM, trying better makes the difference.

GARY (Biel): Is this WRTI?

ANNCR 2: AM or FM?

GARY (Biel): You mean you have two WRTI's?

ANNCR 2: Sure.

MUDERICK: Who took the key out of the transmitter remote?

WATERFORD: Zheeeeeeeeeeeee

MUDERICK: Waterford!

GARY (Biel): Is this Camelot?

ANNCR 2: No. Camelot's being built across the street at Annenberg Hall.

GARY (Biel): That wasn't it. I was there a few years from now...you could only do jazz or news.

ANNCR 2: We do that here.

ANNCR 3: And drama and documentaries. Classical, big band and interviews. We do sports and much more.

GARY (Biel): Sounds great.

ANNCR 2: We all work together. We're a team.

ANNCR 3: I need a studio.

ANNCR 4: Honnen and Wilkinson are using them.

ANNCR 3: Which ones?

ANNCR 4: All of them!

ANNCR 3: When will they be done?

ANNCR 4: In about 3 or 4 days.

MUDERICK: Waterford, give me that key!

WATERFORD: Zheeeeeeeeeee

SCIAKY: Hey, you want to buy a record?

GARY (Biel): What's a record?

SCIAKY: I have no time. No time.

GARY (Biel): Hey, this place is really neat.

ANNCR 4: That's not what Harold Thomas says.

GARY (Biel): Who?

SCIAKY: Don't even think it, Walt.

WRTI ANNCR: WRTI, a Station to remember for people you don't want to forget.

DONZE: He didn't know it, but Gary Glenn had stumbled into the real Camelot. For the heart and soul of a radio station isn't glitz and glass. It isn't new equipment. It isn't even the capability to broadcast in stereo. Camelot was a feeling, a friendship. It was something magical. But Camelot wasn't what everyone thought it would be. It wasn't in Annenberg Hall. It was in a bunch of old studios in the basement of an old church. There was warmth. It radiated from the soundtruck to the water cooler to the people in the hall. Even the old guy mopping the floor saying,

HAROLD THOMAS: I know who you like!

DONZE: It was magic. A magic that worked. A magic that flowed from faculty to student and back again. A magic that will live forever. Not in the basement of Thomas Hall, for that may soon be lost to the ages. For Camelot wasn't a basement or a building but rather the heart and soul of the people who worked there. The people of WRTI - the way it used to be. [ PAUSE ] This is Bob Donze. Good Evening.

MOCRYTZKI: You've been listening to Playhouse 90.1, a weekly series of outstanding radio dramas. This pre-recorded program was written and produced by Gerry Wilkinson based on a vague... a very vague story idea by Jerry Klein. Developed by Gerry Wilkinson with assistance from Zara Wilkinson. Tonight's program was edited and directed by Jerry Klein. Executive producers were Lew Klein, John Roberts, Bill Seibel and Delwin Dusenbury. Tonight's program is dedicated to the memory of Professor Laurence Blenheim. Featured in tonight's cast were:

Adrienne Zecca
Mike Biel
Norm Childs
Bob Cirillo
Ed Cunningham
Eleanor Menna Cunningham
Bob Donze
Susan Ellis
Jane Lessner
Mike Muderick
Fran Odyniec
Marlene Patrick
Anne Klein
Phil Sabatelli
Mickey Saperstone
Ed Sciaky
Charlie Tomlinson
Shaney Wolov Waldman
Gerry Wilkinson
Stephanie Winge
Harry Wolf

Technical assistance by: Mike Muderick

Sound patterns by: Gerry Wilkinson and Andy Wolf

Stay tuned for "Broadside" with Ed Sciaky next on WRTI.

I'm Walt Mocrytzki.

EVERYONE: WHO?

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