VOICES (IN ORDER OF THEIR OCCURRENCE):
ESME: A traveler
WILLY: Her cold-blooded father
TITUS MOODY: A radio star
FRED ALLEN: Vaudeville legend
NICK: An electrician
ALICE: A passing fancy
MUSIC: MAHLER’S SYMPHONY NO. 9, OPENING MOVEMENT. DOWN FOR:
ANNOUNCER: Welcome to “A Play for Radio.” During the next few
minutes, we’re going to mess with your mind by way of
MUSIC: UP, THEN OUT.
SOUND: PASTORAL SOUNDSCAPE: BIRDS, BEASTS, WATER, WIND.
FOOTSTEPS APPROACH AND STOP.
ESME: (V.O.) I’m not comfortable here. That’s why I’m speaking
directly to you, the listener, over the background of
all those damn sounds. They remind me of something . . .