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A Live Theater Experiment

Written and Directed by David L. Wagner

Produced by Andrew Ian


THANK YOU for all of your interest and support! Final Hour had its three performances on August 12, 13 and 14, 2016, and they were very well received. It's been a wonderful, challenging journey. I will leave the production details below for the short term, but please check back soon for info on our next production(s). -- David Wagner


Final Hour


A Live Theater Experiment written and directed by David L. Wagner. 

'Final Hour' is a story about Chuck Windham, a San Diego talk radio host who receives a piece of staggering personal news just before going on the air for the final hour of his Friday night radio broadcast. 'Final Hour' documents his efforts to process the huge personal blow while simultaneously doing his job on the air. Will he crumble under the sudden pressure, or can he keep it together long enough to get through the Final Hour?


Chuck Windham: Randy Davison
Max Daley: Megan Gunsorek
Juliet Banks: Bailey Shaine
Malcolm Novak: Joe Hurley


Also Featuring the Voice Acting Talents of: Lisa Hoffman, Ryan Etzel, Ruslan Khanaferov, Sammy Cantu, Lolly Boroff, Gabriela Menegus and others.

Produced by: Andrew Ian



So, What's So "Experimental" About Final Hour?

Isn't this "just another play"? Well, yes and no. At the heart of the evening is a scripted performance, that, in and of itself, is fairly traditional. There are characters, on a stage, with memorized content, telling a story.

Where it departs from tradition is in the details. First, the premise of the play itself is about a full hour of talk radio, and is structured as such, with on-air monologues, improvised phone calls, bumper music, sponsor shout-outs and commercial breaks. The more traditional "play" elements of 'Final Hour' occur when the main character Chuck Windham is not "on the air". So 'Final Hour' is a combination of many live theater elements, both audio and visual, rolled together into a hybrid.

The other major difference is in the cast itself. 'Final Hour' uses film actors, and takes a decidedly filmic approach to the telling of the story, as opposed to traditional theater-trained actors and approach. It is a film-acting approach to a stage performance, where film-acting techniques are stressed where possible and effective. 

If you're not sure what we mean by this, by all means, come see the show and find out! You may be pleasantly surprised.

And finally, there will be additional fun surprises before the show even starts that will make attending 'Final Hour' even more memorable and enjoyable.

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Final Hour will be performed at Lamplighter's Community Theater in La Mesa California on August 12, 13 & 14, 2016. The address to the theater is 5915 Severin Drive, La Mesa CA 91942. The phone number is (619) 303-5092, and their website is www.LamplightersLaMesa.com .


Friday, August 12, 2016 at 8pm

Tickets $12 

Discount Tickets are available for Seniors, Military, and San Diego Film/Theater Industry



Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 2pm

Meet the cast and crew of Final Hour and drink wine for an hour before the show.

Tickets are $15



Sunday August 14, 2016 at 3pm

Tickets $12 

Discount Tickets are available for Seniors, Military, and San Diego Film/Theater Industry

Final chance to catch the performance. We will have special give-aways in association with our local sponsors.


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