Oak Park Arms
Those Thrilling Days of Yesteryear Old Time Radio Recreations Troop

Radio Reenactment: To Bully, With Love!

Oak Park Arms

Ben Dooley of Those Thrilling Days of Yesteryear Old Time RadioThose Thrilling Days of Yesteryear Old Time Radio Recreations Troop presents “To Bully, With Love!” at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 25, at the Oak Park Arms retirement community, 408 S. Oak Park Ave. The public is invited to the free presentation.

The show is about bullies in old time radio. The audience will enjoy “Duffy’s Tavern: Spike McGurk, the Bully” which originally aired in 1949 and “Blue Memorandum” which originally aired in 1947.

Bullies have been around since caveman days. They have tormented others throughout the rise of Mesopotamia, the reign of the Roman Empire, the days of King Arthur, the British colonization, all the various wars and even today. They live in our governments, our workplaces, our communities and even our favorite hangouts.

Bullies are everywhere, but just how does one handle a bully? There’s no true answer. However, it appears heroes of old time radio have solutions.

A reception with coffee and cookies follows the performance.

About Those Thrilling Days of Yesteryear

The free radio recreation shows are very popular with Oak Park Arms’ residents and people from the community. Some guests bring their children and grandchildren to show them what entertainment was like before television.

Those Thrilling Days of Yesteryear features actors and voice over artists who share a common interest – performing old time radio programs for the community. Each actor and technician donates talent and time.

Sound effects were an important part of live radio shows, and the group performs them live. They have a real door for slamming, doorbells, buzzers, a sound board and shoes for footsteps.

The Oak Park Arms is a rental retirement community which provides independent and assisted living apartments and a full schedule of activities and services. Furnished apartments are also available for a short-term stay – a weekend, a week, a month or longer.

The radio shows are free and open to the public. For more information call 708-386-4040.