On Thursday June 9th at 8 PM, Scratched Up Radio Theater presents two plays - "Last Tunnel To Fresno", a never-released comedy written by Firesign Theatre, and "The Dick", written and directed by actor and writer Charlie Finkel, featuring John Welsh and Linda Ragan, from 2020, on KKRN 88.5 FM, and at kkrn.org. Last Tunnel To Fresno is directed by Chris Gomez, and features Linda Ragan, John Welsh, Don Cingrani, Tazio Russo, Jim Dowling and Chris Gomez.
Last Tunnel To Fresno was presented by Firesign Theatre at the Magic Mushroom in Los Angeles, and broadcast on the radio, way back in 1967. Any recordings of it made at the time are long lost. This will be the FIRST time since 1967 that the comedy will be aired or presented.
Firesign Theatre is a comedy ensemble that came together on the air at KPFK, in the mid 1960s, on Peter Bergman's radio show, Radio Free Oz. Although Bergman and Phil Austin have departed this realm, Ossman and Bergman are still alive and well. You can read all about them at https://firesigntheatre.com/ Big thanks go out to David Ossman for his cooperation, to Philip Proctor, and to Cat Ishikawa for making the script available to us! Your host for the broadcast is Dickie Magidoff, with technical production by Lili Dubois.