THE OBSOLETE MAN
by Rod Serling
A Radio Performance
March 14, 2021 - 9 PM
KSQD 90.7 FM
Although the short play, The Obsolete Man by Rod Serling, was written 60 years ago, its characters and themes resonate strongly with today’s audiences. The story centers around Romney Wordsworth, a librarian who is pronounced "obsolete" and sentenced to death by a Chancellor of an unnamed fascist state. Wordsworth, though powerless to The State, ends up challenging The Chancellor in a devastating way.
Actors' Theatre radio performance features Frank Widman as Romney Wordsworth, Martin Sampad Kachuck as The Chancellor and Jaye Wolfe as The Secretary/Narrator. Directed by Joyce Michaelson, the listening audience is invited to join Michaelson and the actors after the performance for a discussion about the play’s themes. Audience members are encouraged to call in with questions and comments.
What: Rod Serling's The Obsolete Man
When: Sunday March 14 at 9 PM
Where: KSQD- 90.7 FM
Did you miss the broadcast on March 14? Hear the replay below: