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Radio Play: "Mrs. Budlong's Christmas Presents"

By unknown photographer (Photoplay (Jul - Dec 1921) (1921)) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

 Welcome to another edition of Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre. In this edition, we bring you a humorous Christmas tale by Rupert Hughes called, "Mrs. Budlong's Christmas Presents." 

Rupert Hughes was the uncle of famous billionaire Howard Hughes, and he was well known in the first half of the twentieth century as a novelist, historian, and movie director. In 1928, he received an Oscar nomination for best original screenplay for his script, "The Patent Leather Kid."

And now, Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre is proud to present "Mrs. Budlong's Christmas Presents." 


 The players

  • Mrs. Budlong: Maggie Henson
  • Mr. Budlong: Jeff Martin
  • Ulie Jr.: Matt Davis
  • Roscoe, Detwiller, and Mr. Strother: Brad Buchanan
  • Mrs. Detwiller, Myra Epperly: Joy Jackson
  • Narrator: Darren Hellwege


  • Script Adaptation: Brad Buchanan
  • Engineer: Darren Hellwege
  • Post-production: Amy Humphrey and Joe Hayes
  • Podcast publishing: Kellie Moore

This podcast originally aired on Friday, Dec. 19. Tune in to KBIA every Friday at 6:30 p.m. to hear more from the Maplewood Barn Radio Players. You can find our full season lineup on maplewoodbarn.com.