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It’s June in small town America and that means planting season is in full swing. Children gather stones and the townsfolk assemble for an annual event – the lottery.
Tradition calls for one townsperson to be stoned to death to ensure a good harvest. As the old timers say, "lottery in June, corn will grow soon." But when they draw names to determine the winner, we'll find it's not the type of lottery one wants to win.
Every family lives with the realization that one of their family members may be the one who doesn’t live through the day.
"The Lottery," written by Shirley Jackson, was first published in The New Yorker magazine and is one of the most famous short stories in the history of American literature. Listen to Ecoustic Alchemy bring life to "The Lottery," once described as “a chilling tale of conformity gone mad.”
Produced in conjunction with WOUB Public Media and the School of Media Arts and Studies at Ohio University, "The Lottery" audio production was produced by community volunteers and students.
Narrator/ Man / Floyd Summers : Joe Balding
Mrs. Summers: Cecilia Rinaldi
Bill Hutchinson: Rob Goeller
Tessie Hutchinson: Heidi Wilhelm
Laura Hutchinson: Kate Wilhelm
Davy Hutchinson: Nora Price
Agnes Delacroix: Ruth Borovicka
Dicky Delacroix: Tess Wilhelm
Mr. Martin: David J. Whealey
Mrs. Martin: Heather Johnson
Schoolmaster John Gunderson: Mark A. Robinson
Mr. Graves, Postmaster: Terrence J Smith
Old Man Warner: Jim Parsons
Mrs. Dunba: Celeste Parsons
Mrs. Graves: Rita Greca Preston
Executive Producer/Director: Mark A. Robinson and Kyle Snyder
Project Manager: Maggie Mitchell