Radio Play: "Xingu," by Edith Wharton | KBIA

Radio Play: "Xingu," by Edith Wharton

Jan 1, 2015

Edith Wharton.
Credit Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

  Welcome to another edition of Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre. In this episode, we bring you a classic story called "Xingu," by Edith Wharton. It was first published in 1916. 

The story involves a book club, founded by a woman who always preferred to pursue culture in a group setting. Joining this woman are several other huntresses of erudition. That is where our story begins.

The players

  • Mrs. Ballenger: Molly Dodge
  • Mrs. Plinth: Joy Jackson
  • Mrs. Van Vluyck: Angela Lechtenberg
  • Osric Dane: Maggie Henson
  • Mrs. Roby: Kristina Grant
  • Mrs. Leverett: Diana Long
  • 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. 5. 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