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WODU to Broadcast First-Ever Live Radio Play

By Betsy Hnath

Old Dominion University's radio station, WODU, will broadcast its first-ever live radio play Friday from noon-1:30 p.m. It will also be the world premiere of the production, "Squeleton and its Double," written, translated and adapted for the occasion by Chinese-Quebecois author Ying Chen.

Chen collaborated on the project with Peter Schulman, Old Dominion University professor of French and International studies.

"She was a guest writer at the ODU Literary Festival a few years ago and we discussed theater and how much she's always wanted to write a play then," Schulman said. "I told her we had great theater majors here that could do it, and so she translated a book of hers we both liked and made a play out of it."

The play stars ODU alumni Mayteanna Colon and Ruzzie Degirmenci.

Shulman said a more traditional production was scrapped after recognizing "it would be more effective as a radio play, a retro but original idea."

"When I approached WODU about it, they thought it was original enough to take a chance on it," Schulman said.

Tune in here to listen to "Squeleton and its Double" on WODU.

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