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Ray Bradbury’s endearing, lyrical tale of boyhood and an idyllic Midwestern summer is presented here as a full-cast audio dramatization by The Colonial Theatre on the Air, complete with sound effects and a brilliant music score.

Twelve-year-old Douglas Spaulding knows Green Town, Illinois, is as vast and deep as the whole world that lies beyond. For Douglas, summer is a pair of new tennis shoes, the first harvest of dandelions for Grandfather’s renowned intoxicant, the distant clang of the trolley bell on a hazy afternoon. But as young Douglas is about to discover, summer can be more than the repetition of established rituals that hold time at bay. It can be a best friend moving away, a human time machine that can transport you back to the Civil War, or a sideshow automaton able to glimpse the bittersweet future.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “I’ve just played for the second time your production of Dandelion Wine and it’s fabulous.  I’m so very proud of it…This production is simply incredible.”

    Ray Bradbury

  • “The audio production is extravagant, and benefits from some strong performances and an extensive musical score…Dandelion Wine sounds something like a film soundtrack, with multiple layers of voice, effects, ambience and music.”

    Phil Nichols, Bradbury scholar

  • “YAs will relate to Doug’s love of movies, his first crush, and his desire for a brand-new pair of trendy sneakers from the local shop…hauntingly powerful.” 

    Kliatt

  • “I applaud Colonial Radio Theater for opting to produce from Bradbury’s play…[and] for the full-on audio production, which makes this one of the most lively and energetic Bradbury productions for many years.”

    Phil Nichols, Bradbury scholar

  • “[A] tender, openly affectionate story of a young man’s voyage of discovery…those who wish to experience the unique magic of early Bradbury as a prose stylist should find Dandelion Wine most refreshing.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • Winner of theGold Ogle Awardfor best audio productionFantasy
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