Written and directed by WWI veteran Wyllis Cooper for ABC Radio, the original 30-minute broadcast aired live on Memorial Day 1949. Our current production is a sound-stage adaptation that closely follows the original story and sound design. An added scene updates the story to include the Korean and Vietnam Wars, with special reference to Pittsburgh and actual lines from our oral history archive.
Dylan Myers (Unknown Soldier) | Nancy Bach (Mother) | Elias Vila-Kubiak (Boy)
Claire Sabatine (Bride) | Ken Bolden (Brother/Father) | Jay Londino (Announcer)
Produced by Kevin Farkas | Directed by Dennis Schebetta
Musical Score Adaptation by Pat Blackburn | Script Adaptation & Audiography by Kevin Farkas
Special thanks to the University of Pittsburgh Theatre Arts Department