The Bach Room Players, a new ensemble of radio actors, has been formed in the Columbia River Gorge.
The group, Mary Fassel, Jeff Lemley, J Lofberg, Jim Tindall, and Pam Tindall are seeking a home for the pilot episode of The Case of the Striking Red Shoes, a serial mystery written and directed by Jim Tindall.
The play is set in Warhaven, an imaginary rural western town, and is based on Tindall's The City Council, fiction that is published by The White Salmon Enterprise (www.whitesalmonenterprise.com) and on the blog, The City Council of Warhaven at http://warhavencc.blogspot.com/
This mystery weaves the tale of multiply divorced private eye Tony Chapman, who awakes one morning to a telephone call informing him that an ex-wife has been murdered along the Rushing River, stabbed to death by a shoe.
The cast of the Bach Room Players brings a wealth of acting and radio experience together.
Fassel of Hood River is a member of C.A.S.T. (Columbia Arts Stage Troupe). She acts, directs, designs and builds sets, and makes costumes. Some stage credits include, Sylvia, The Cherry Orchard, Three Tall Women, Proof, Talking With and most recently as Vivian Bearing in WIT. She has just finished a multi-media direction of The Laramie Project. Fassel has also done voice-overs and dialog libraries for various educational programs and computer teaching.
Lemley's experiences include former television personality, professional sasquatch hunter, downhill mountain bike racer, published author, DARPA sub-contractor, and wildfire fighter. Lemley resides in the White Salmon River Valley with his wife Erin and their cat and three dogs, where he currently spends his time preparing to pursue his lifelong dream of rally car racing, as well as writing and performing music, recording his own voice-over work for syndicated radio, and serving as an elected politician. Mr. Lemley has never seen a sasquatch, nor has he ever run with the mighty bulls at Pamplona, but he hopes to climb Mount Rainier someday.
Lofberg, aka Doctor Rock, lives in Stevenson and has been a radioman for decades...as a fan of the medium, an on-air personality with stints as an actor, and as a DJ/MC/announcer for as long. A veteran of 26 years as a high school English teacher, Lofberg has been an avid collector of pop-music since just before The Beatles, and is believed by some to know a bit about rock-and-roll. He "keeps his hand in," doing DJ-gigs and sports-announcing, TV-commercials and auctioneering.
Jim Tindall, began writing radio plays when he was serving as the librarian at Petersburg High School in southeast Alaska. For KFSK he wrote, directed, and acted in Call Me Yo and The Adventures of Johnny Butane and the Hot Ones. Additionally he hosted the weekly talk show, Library Live from 1995-1998. The Case of the Striking Red Shoes is Tindall's seventh radio project and fourth mystery. He lives with his wife Pam in Husum.
Pam Tindall debuted in The Adventures of Johnny Butane and the Hot Ones as several female voices. She was the narrator in Jim's Whistler's Son. In The Case of the Striking Red Shoes, Pam appears as Sheila Barry, licorice heiress and proprietor of the La De Da Boutique in downtown Warhaven. When not raking in millions from her online boutique business, Sheila is "an item" with the much younger Pete Petrovich, lineman for the Warhaven PUD and Warhaven's current mayor. Pete Petrovich is coincidentally played by Pam's husband.
Questions regarding live bookings may be directed to Jim Tindall 493-1035 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org/