Banning “The Bible”

Last week was the tenth anniversary of “The Kerfuffles,” that time when our performance of The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged) was banned by conservative politicians and then UNbanned when an international media storm arose. Co-authors Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor, and Matt Croke – the show’s original cast (pictured above) – reminisce about the creation of the script, how it developed in workshop performances, and how the controversy was handled. Featuring the show’s big Broadway musical ending; conscious comic and commercial decisions; lost scenes and cut props; and the importance of always heeding the wisdom of former dean of Ringling Brothers Clown College Steve Smith. (Length 24:28)

Episode 525. Ten Year Highlights

”We highlight ten signature moments, one from each of the ten years of the first decade of the RSC Podcast, that best represent the scope of what we’ve attempted to do week after week. Featuring behind the scenes conversations showcasing how our shows are created, in-depth interviews with comedians, directors, authors, and award-winning actors, and invaluable Read more…

Episode 390. Bible Tour Memories

”Our controversial and highly successful UK and Ireland tour of The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged) recently came to a close, and producer Davey Naylor, wardrobe mistress Penny Ayles, and cast members Richard Ede, William Meredith, David Ellis, and Alan Sennin Gary Fannin gathered to share their memories Read more…

Episode 382. Bible Boys Update

”As our UK tour of The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged) is two-thirds of the way through it’s three and a half month tour of the UK and Ireland, it seemed high time to hear from producer Davey Naylor and actors Richard Ede, David Ellis, William Meredith, and Read more…

Episode 375. The Bible Boys

”LIVE! from the touring van comes — finally — our audio introduction to the cast of the current (2014) three-month sixty-city UK tour of The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged). Gary Fannin, William Meredith, Richard Ede, and David Ellis talk about the strange beginning to this tour, and Read more…

Episode 374. Talkback in Newtownabbey

”The long awaited and briefly-banned performances of The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged) went ahead as scheduled this week at Theatre at the Mill in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, and we hosted a public Q&A session afterwards to talk about the international “Kerfuffles” that surrounded the production. Featuring the Read more…