a radio Play
Scenes & Adaptions
With Special Guest Stars
By Lauren Milberger
The Raconteurs: A Story Of George Burns and Gracie Allen.
A four-part podcast of selections, scenes, and adaptions from National The Eugene O’Neill Playwright Conference semi-finalist play, The Raconteurs: A Story of George Burns & Gracie Allen, takes you on the origins journey of real-life Vaudeville, Radio, Film, and television stars (and comedy legends) George Burns and Gracie Allen. Focusing on several key moments in their early life. Highlights from Act One, the episodes will each focus on milestones in the couple’s life such as their first meeting, falling in love, and the evolution of their act. Based on detailed research and rare thought to be lost interviews with the elusive and private Gracie Allen herself (who rarely did interviews out of character)The Raconteurs is the first dramatization with Gracie’s point-of-view. Although immortalized in the Alliance of Women in Media Gracie Awards, Gracie Allen the woman’s real story has been mostly seen through the lens of her husband George’s memories of her. Gracie, a female pioneer in comedy, who has been the basis for such modern characters as Phoebe Buffay on Friends and Rose Nyland of The Golden Girls, is often forgotten in terms of her place in the pop-culture history books, until now/
Presented in radio-style format to mirror their much loved and successful (1930s/1930s) Radio show and hosted by actor Stephen Tobolowsky (Groundhog Day ; One Day At A Time) and featuring Kevin Sebastian (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) as George Burns and playwright Lauren Milberger as Gracie Allen.
Playwright Lauren Milberger is an actor and writer as well as a published essayist with a focus on Gracie Allen’s history, spending many years and hours researching Miss Allen over the last decades.
All Industry inquires please email Burnsandallenplay@gmail.com