About “Those Thrilling Days of Yesteryear”
“Those Thrilling Days of Yesteryear” are a group of Chicagoland actors and performers who share a common interest—to perform old time radio programs for the community.
We began performing at The Oak Park Arms in Oak Park, Illinois in September of 2002. Since then we have performed a wide range of shows form the Golden Age of Radio. We perform about once every two months from September through May.
The entire company is made up of volunteers who donate their time to recreate these shows from the Golden Age of Radio for the Chicagoland community. It takes quite some effort to browse through the thousands of old time radio episodes, select a favorite, listen and type out the script—many of these are not available in print and have to be painstakingly transcribed—gather sound effects, then rehearse and mount the production.
Although we are only to give these historical programs a new life a few times a year, we strive to make sure that it’s well worth the wait.