MONTREAL, October 30th, 2018. Clock Master Productions presents the World Premiere of Fessenden Follies – A Steam Punk Revue, by critically acclaimed playwright David Fennario from November 8th-18th, 2018 at the Hudson Village Theatre.
This production will be directed by Glen Robinson, straight off his META award winning production of Balconville. Fessenden Follies, by David Fennario, is a live presentation of a radio broadcast, a retro-futuristic look at the life of Reginald Aubrey Fessenden, the true inventor of the first broadcast of the human voice without wires. Set as a “Steampunk Revue”, it will feature a live band, actors, dancers and singers. Oh, and the audience. We will be encouraging our audience to help us with the story. Step into the fantasy world of Steampunk; which includes dance choreographed by Kerwin Barrington, music created by Musical Director JP Vialard and the fantasy comes to life on a dream stage which will take you back to the industrial revolution designed by Lea Durocher, and the dreamlike costumes created by award winning Tina Struthers.
Most people think it was Marconi who invented radio but the man who eventually made it work was Reginald Aubrey Fessenden, born in 1866 in the Eastern Townships, right here in Quebec. Even as a child Fessenden showed an interest in mathematics beyond his years and conducted experiments that astonished family and friends. His great dream was to transmit the sound of the human voice without wires.
First, he perfected a new means of sending Morse Code more effectively than Marconi was doing, then on December 23, 1900 at Cobb Island he successfully transmitted the human voice by wireless for the first time in history. During World War 1, he created and developed an echo sounder used by Allied ships to locate German submarines.
After the war Fessenden saw radio flourish but not for him. He spent years in litigation trying to prove ownership of his inventions, based on his concepts. Fessenden finally gave up the fight and his backers sold the rights to Marconi. Consequently, Reginald Aubrey Fessenden became all but forgotten, having been totally eclipsed by Marconi as the inventor of radio.
Clock Master Productions presents
David Fennario’s Fessenden Follies – A Steam Punk Revue
Hudson Village Theatre
(24 Wharf Road, Hudson, QC J0P 1H0)
Thursday, November 8th to Sunday, November 18th, 2018 at 8PM
Tickets are on sale now at the Hudson Village Theatre Box Office:
450-458-5361 | www.villagetheatre.ca
For more information on this production, visit www.fessendenfollies.com
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