Radio Plays

Radio Plays

The Arvada Center is proud to present two radio plays this fall! While we can't gather together to experience theatre right now, we hope you enjoy these two audio productions performed by casts of Colorado actors you'll know from our theatre productions. 

Trifles by Susan Glaspell, an early feminist murder mystery, begins September 21 and can be heard through October 11. And right in time for Halloween, a one-man production of Bram Stoker's classic Dracula created and performed by Zachary Andrews runs October 12 - November 1. 

Tickets for these radio plays are on a pay what you can scale between $10 and $30. Support the actors and sound designers who bring these tales to life!

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Dracula: A Radio Play

October 12 - November 01, 2020

How To

What is a radio play?

Our radio plays are audio-based theatre - like your favorite podcast, or an audiobook. Gather your family to listen together, or put in your headphones and enjoy on your own. 

Because these plays are hosted on Vimeo, they will also be captioned so you can read along too. Keep your eye on the screen to read captions, or just sit back and listen. 

These radio plays will play on the device of your choice - your phone, table or a computer.

What does it mean to pre-order?

Tickets for both Trifles and Dracula are on sale today. Trifles will be released on September 21, and Dracula on October 12. If you purchase tickets before those dates, we'll send you a link to listen to each project on the first day they're available, along with instructions on how to listen and a digital program. You can listen as many times as you want in the window each play is available. 

How do I access the play?

A link will be emailed to you either on the first day the play is available, or the day you buy tickets if you purchase when the play is open. The link will take you to Vimeo, where you can listen to the play at your leisure. 

Troubleshooting

Having trouble loading or playing a radio play? Many factors can influence video playback, including some that pertain to your computer or device. If you’re not getting the best viewing experience on Vimeo, you might want to try these simple fixes.

Check your bandwidth

Vimeo works best with network speeds of 500 kbps or higher. You can use this speed test to get a general sense of your Internet speed during the time of the issue. Keep in mind that bandwidth can fluctuate, especially on Wifi or cellular networks. 

Close excess browser tabs or applications

Keeping too many applications open can make everything run slower, including video playback. Especially on a mobile device, it’s easy to forget which apps are running. Make sure that you completely close or disable apps instead of just minimizing their windows.

Clear your browser cache

Try clearing out your browser cache by following this guide: https://www.refreshyourcache.com/en/home/. Once you've cleared your cache, please restart your device.

Disable any browser extensions, plugins, or add ons

Third party programs can sometimes cause issues during playback— including blocked video segments, dropped frames, buffering, etc. If you're having trouble, try disabling any active extensions one-by-one to find the culprit. You can also open your video within an incognito or private window of your browser for testing. 

Restart your router and modem

Resetting your router or modem can help to refresh your connection and improve playback performance. Try disconnecting the power cord and then reconnecting to perform a hard reboot.

Still having trouble? See more tips from Vimeo on resolving playback errors.

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