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Posted on Tue, Mar 5, 2013 : 2:22 p.m.

PTD Productions kicks off its 2013 season with 'Talk Radio'

By Jenn McKee

Ypsilanti-based community theater company PTD Productions will kick off its 2013 season with the 1987 Pulitzer Prize-nominated play "Talk Radio," by Eric Bogosian, at the Riverside Arts Center in Ypsilanti. Performance times are 8 p.m. March 7-9 and 14-16, with one matinee on Sunday, March 10 at 2 p.m.

A press release contained additional information about the show:

Barry Champlain, Cleveland’s controversial radio host is on the air doing what he does best: insulting the pathetic souls who call in the middle of the night to sound off. Tomorrow, Barry’s show is going into national syndication and his producer is afraid Barry will say something that will offend the sponsors. This, of course, makes Barry even more audacious. Funny and moving, offbeat, outrageous and totally entrancing, "Talk Radio" had a long run at New York’s Public Theater…

Directed by Joseph York, with Paddy Ash, Mark Batell, Joshua R. Brown, Nicholas Craig, Zach Damon, Debbie Ederer, Carl Ellison, Chris Gimm, Rick Katon, Elisha Kranz, Angelicia Morton, Dennis Platte, and Bob Wittersheim.

Ticket prices are $18 general, $12 for students and seniors. Thursdays are Pay-What-You-Can. Visit for more information, and to learn about our Stimulus Program, with the Four-Show Pass and our Family Discount tickets. Call 734-483-7345 to reserve tickets, or purchase online through The Riverside Arts Center is located at 76 N. Huron Street, in downtown Ypsilanti, about one mile north of the I-94/Huron Street exit.

Jenn McKee is the entertainment digital journalist for Reach her at or 734-623-2546, and follow her on Twitter @jennmckee.