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Radio Play: "Wappin' Wharf"

Welcome to another edition of Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre. In this episode, we bring you our adaptation of a little-known play by Charles S. Brooks: a pirate spoof called Wappin' Wharf.

Brooks gave up a successful career in business at the age of 37 to become a writer. He was motivated by "an appreciate of the subtlety of words, of their cadence, and overtone." 

Wappin' Wharf was first produced as a full-length production in January 1922, at the Play House in Cleveland, Ohio, under the direction of Frederic McConnell. We hope you enjoy our adaptation. 

The players

  • Duke: Joe Bogue
  • Patch: Joe Hayes
  • Darlin': Lisa Weaver
  • The Captain: Byron Scott
  • Red Joe: Terry Yates
  • Betsy: Amy Humphrey
  • Sailor: Darren Hellwege
  • Narrator: Brad Buchanan


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

This podcast originally aired on Friday, Jan 9. Tune in to KBIA every Friday at 6:30 p.m. to hear more from the Maplewood Barn Radio Players, or listen to our archives right here on KBIA.org. You can find our full season lineup on maplewoodbarn.com.