Ecoustic Alchemy: Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” (AUDIO)< < Back to
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.
As the old timers say, “lottery in June, corn will grow soon.” But when they draw names to determine the winner, we find it’s not the type of lottery one wants to win.
Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery, first published in The New Yorker magazine in 1948, is one of the most famous short stories in the history of American literature.
Listen to Ecoustic Alchemy bring life to this classic, once described as “a chilling tale of conformity gone mad.”
Co-produced by WOUB Public Media and the School of Media Arts and Studies at Ohio University, The Lottery features several well-known Athens-area actors and was engineered by OU MDIA students.
This audiobook uses the unabridged version of this story taken from the Project Gutenberg site. You can view or download the text here.
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
Casting Director: Karen M. Chan