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.