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Old Time Radio Show Lovers in for a Treat at the Scientology Information Center

CLEARWATER, Fla., May 26, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On June 12th 2016 the East Coast Golden Age Theatre will bring some old-fashioned fun with a theatrical presentation of the Pulp Fiction Classic “They Killed him Dead” by L. Ron Hubbard. The performance will take place from 3 – 5pm in the Scientology Information Center in Downtown Clearwater. The event is open to the community and includes audience participation.

East Coast Golden Age Theatre actors will perform a reading of an L. Ron Hubbard classic at the Scientology Information Center on June 12th.


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“Back in the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s before live streaming and television, reading and radio were kings,” stated Joanie Sigal, East Coast Golden Age Theatre producer. “After work, American families gathered around and listened to the radio and the popular radio shows of the day. Radio sparked their imaginations, and opened their hearts to the characters and shows of the day that became like family: The Lone Ranger, The Shadow, Abbott and Costello.”

On June 12th that radio magic returns with a modern day twist. In addition to the East Coast Golden Age Theater’s Joanie Sigal and Tom Godfrey performing, guests are invited to take on a role in the drama-comedy as well.

“Guests who want to exercise their acting skills will be given a role, a script and then participate in the show,” said Ms. Sigal.

“‘Careful Cassidy’ a top-notch detective from New York City’s homicide squad has never had a problem solving any murder, except this one, which involves an entire neighborhood,” added Ms. Sigal. The story has 11 speaking parts, including a part for on-the-spot home-made sound effects.

The venue will accommodate 25 guests on a first come, first serve basis. RSVP is recommended. Refreshments will be served.

“Mr. Hubbard had a great sense of humor,” stated Amber Skjelset, the Manager of the Information Center. “This story is a perfect example of how creative he was in writing a murder mystery drama with a note of humor. It’s a very entertaining story for all ages and a great way to put their acting skills to use in an old style radio show setting!”

The L. Ron Hubbard East Coast Theater was founded in 2011 with the purpose of doing dramatic readings of fiction short stories written by Hubbard in the 30s and 40s; so as to encourage reading in young and old alike. Since then, they have performed to tens of thousands of school children and adults. While most of their performances have been in Florida, they have also performed in Maine, Columbia University in NYC and to the Boys & Girls Club in Harlingen, TX.

During the period that eventually became known as the Golden Age, Mr. Hubbard embarked upon a literary career ultimately spanning fifty years and immediately placing him at the forefront of American popular fiction authors. Especially renowned for his versatility, L. Ron Hubbard headlined the full spectrum of pulp magazines of the day – westerns, adventures, mysteries, science fiction, fantasy and even the occasional romance. In all Mr. Hubbard wrote over 180 pulp stories with some 15 million words to his credit.

The Information Center offers its conference room for use by community groups.

To reserve seats for the event or to learn more about this facility, please contact Amber at 727-467-6966 or amber@cos.flag.org

The Church of Scientology:
The Scientology religion was founded by humanitarian and philosopher, L. Ron Hubbard. The first Church of Scientology was formed in the United States in 1954 and has expanded to more than 11,000 churches, missions and affiliated groups in 167 nations. The Church of Scientology regularly engages in humanitarian programs and community events. Clearwater is the home of the spiritual headquarters for the Church of Scientology. Its Information Center is open to all and provides answers to questions about Scientology through its audio visual displays, exhibits and publications. The Church of Scientology has owned the Clearwater Bank Building since 1976, restoring it and transforming its lobby into an Information Center in July 2015. www.Scientology.org

Contact Amber Skjelset (727) 467-6966

Source:Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization