Start: December 14, 2018 7:30 p.m.
End: December 14, 2018 9:30 p.m.
Location: Sursa Performance Hall

We present an original piece by Michael Kleeberg, “A Few Houses Down” on Friday, Dec. 14 live on-air and before an audience in Sursa Performance Hall on the Ball State campus.

Attendees should be seated by 7:30 p.m., and will be treated to a pre-show program including a Foley sound effects demonstration. The live broadcast airs from 8-9 p.m. and will be taped for broadcast on WIPB-TV in December.

Kleeberg is an assistant professor of English at Ivy Tech Community College. His new radio drama, “A Few Houses Down” tells the story of two families brought together by Grandpa, who imagines himself to be all of the characters in a classic holiday novel.

Directed by Matthew Reeder, assistant professor of directing and Shakespeare at Ball State, rehearsals for the Radio Drama will begin the last week of November.

IPR Radio Dramas feature community actors, authentic sound effects (produced by a foley artist on stage) and a live orchestra.


$10 for adults / $5 for students and children
In advance from Emens Box Office or the night of the performance at Sursa Hall. (765) 285-1539.


Dennis Charles (Older) – Tom Cherry
Dennis Charles (Younger) – Thomas Whitcomb
Diane Charles – Abby Carter
Brett Johnston – Graham Reeder
Marlena Ritter – Eleanor Blackmer
Lorne Johnston (Older) – Sean Orlosky
Lorne Johnston (Younger) – Benjamin Strack
Ellen Johnston (Older) – Michelle Kinsey
Ellen Johnston (Younger) – Kailyn Sprinkle
Danielle – Annika Low
Callie Johnston – Kailyn Sprinkle
Greg Brooks – Nick Fatout

Director – Matthew Reeder
Playwright – Michael Kleeberg
Music Director – Michael Elliott
Sound Artist – Vanessa Theme Ament
Stage Manager – Amber Riggle