David Cecsarini as Frank
Doug Jarecki as Roger Hufnagle and others
Andrew Muwonge as Sgt Earl Venable
Molly Rhode as Liz
"... the final ten minutes of “UnSilent Night” pack a powerful punch ... movingly reminding us that Christmas miracles (and redemption) come in many forms ..."
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"It’s a show that speaks to a unified Milwaukee not afraid to see a more complete picture of the past, which illustrates the importance of human connection in the darkest time of the year."
- Shepherd Express
"... it's surprising turn is mesmerizing."
- Waukesha Freeman
by John Kishline and Edward Morgan
November 17 - December 11, 2016
Directed by Edward Morgan
Next Act Original & World Premiere
December 24, 1953, Milwaukee - Frank is wrapping up his annual, offbeat Christmas Eve radio show at WNXT. Producer Liz has just left for her snowy drive to the Oostburg in-laws; all is reasonably calm. As Frank is signing off for the night he’s surprised by an unexpected visitor. The troubled intruder has much on his mind. Frank jumps back on the air, turning to his listeners for help. Next Act brings you an ingenious tale of broadcast suspense, trimmed with the season's music, stories, nostalgia and the possibility of redemption. Everyone needs a lifeline.