The Radio Theater Project at The Studio @620 in downtown St. Pete is launching its seventh season Monday night with a special “All-Star Celebrity Episode of The Continuing Adventure of Noel Berlin.
Those celebrities would be the voice of St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman (he’s out of town for a conference and pre-recorded his lines,) St. Pete City Council member Steve Kornell, food writer Janet Keeler, former Tampa Mayor Dick Greco and, yours truly.
All of the characters play themselves and most of the time the lines reflect a completely satirical blast at the political process.
Expect every hiccup the city has experienced over the last several months — curbside recycling, raw sewage, the Pier — to be teased out in full on hilarity.
The plot is geared toward Halloween season with a spooky plot, winding mysteries, St. Pete landmarks and maybe a plot twist or two.
Perhaps the most impressive part of the whole production are the live sound effects. This is where things get really creative. Sound props can include anything from dangling keys to slicing and dicing veggies.
The opening night act is also a fundraiser. Attendance is $25 at the door with other opportunities to donate to the project inside. The group will also be collecting non-perishable food items to donate to the St. Petersburg Free Clinic food bank. Food reserves go extra quickly during the holiday season.
The performance starts at 7 p.m. at 620 First Avenue South.