Written by G. B. Shaw
Adapted for audio & directed by Joe Gull
A KWLT Black Box Radio production
Set during the American Revolutionary War, The Devil’s Disciple follows Richard ‘Dick’ Dudgeon, the rakish reprobate of the play’s title who finds himself an unlikely hero. In Websterbridge, New Hampshire, Richard’s wild ways contrast sharply with the Puritanical piety of the townspeople; his family disowns him and his mother curses him. Only Anthony Anderson, the affable, open-minded Presbyterian minister, welcomes Richard into his home, much to his wife Judith’s disapproval. When British soldiers arrive to arrest the clergyman, Richard finds himself willingly taking Anderson’s place at the gallows. To his — and everyone else’s — surprise, the “Devil’s Disciple” may have a hero in him yet. The Devil’s Disciple was Shaw’s first major theatrical success; filled with Shaw’s classic wit and paradoxical characters, the play continues to amuse, provoke, and surprise audiences over a hundred years later.
This Black Box Radio production is available to stream now through November 27th on our website. Admission is by donation: donors will receive a link and password for the stream, which will be available for two weeks. See more information about the production here.
On November 20th we will be live-streaming a Q&A session with members of the cast and production team on our YouTube channel.