Fountain NBC Presents Eugene O'Neill
Broadcast: NBC - Monday,
August 09, 1937
Narrator - Gene Hamilton
Juan Ponce de Leon - Ian Keith Beatriz de Cordova -
Francesca Bruning Luis de Alvaredo -
Richard Kollmer Nano -
Charles Webster Diego Menendez - William
Cordova - Irene Tedrow Alonzo de Oviedo - Raymond
Bramley Manuel de Castillo -
Joseph Julian Ibnu Aswad - Stanley Waxman Father Superior - John Anthony
[August 1, 1937 The Washington Post (excerpt)]
Four plays by Eugene O'Neill never heard on the air,
will be presented by the National Broadcasting Co. in August in the
first radio cycle of O'Neill dramas ever broadcast. Prominent actors of
the stage will be heard in the leading roles.
The comprehensive series, which will embrace both
the formative and mature periods of the playwright's development, will
include four modern classic dramas to be heard on successive Monday
evenings, starting August 2, over the coast-to-coast N.B.C. blue
network. The broadcasts will begin at 8:30 p. m., and will run 45
minutes or an hour, according to the length of the original play. ...
"In offering this first cycle of O'Neill plays
ever to be heard on the air, the National Broadcasting Company is
privileged to present to the radio public not only America's leading
playwright but also the leading experimentalist in the field of drama,"
John F. Royal NBC vice president in charge of programs, said. "Taking
his models from the early Greek dramas and developing his theme along
the lines of modern thought, O'Neill has accomplished a fine dramatic
intensity which is admirably suited to radio projection."