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Since 2005, RadioWest and Plan-B Theatre Company have partnered to bring the art of radio drama to modern audiences. From adaptations of beloved tales to original plays from local playwrights, we've delighted audience with Christmas mysteries and Halloween frights.If you're wondering about Episode 6, it was a marathon of the first 5 Episodes.

Radio Hour Episode 14: CIRCLE

Nothing quite says happy holidays like a futuristic AI take over – which is why our annual Radio Hour is bringing you “a little sentient AI for the holidays.” Join us for Plan-B Theatre Company’s live performance of Utah playwright Matthew Ivan Bennett’s sci-fi experiment, “CIRCLE.”

For this year’s Radio Hour with Plan-B Theatre Company, we head into the future with Utah playwright Matthew Ivan Bennett’s CIRCLE, where humans must learn how to live and interact with seeming mechanical gods. The year is 2044 and, in a twist on the Old Testament story of Abraham bargaining with God to save the human race, in CIRCLE it is the Israeli ambassador to the UN to who must plead with the god-like AI to spare humanity.

Tune in live at 11 a.m. and again at 7 p.m. MT on KUER.

  • Written by Matthew Ivan Bennett
  • Direction and sound design by Cheryl Ann Cluff
  • Performed by Jay Perry, Olivia Custodio and Teresa Sanderson 
  • Original music by David Evanoff
  • eFoley by Jennifer Freed
Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.