‘Man Who Would Be King’ set for radio play

Before the “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” there was “The Man Who Would Be King.”

Based on the classic story by Rudyard Kipling and the film by John Huston, this radio play tells the timeless tale of two rogue British soldiers/freemasons who set off from 19th-century British India in search of adventure, and end up as kings of Kafiristan. The radio play will be held 8 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Old Franklin School, Metuchen.

The show will feature a live rendition of the song sung by Brother Danny Dravot, “Son of God Goes Forth to War” (set to the Irish tune “The Moreen”), and complimentary cocktails.

The cast will include Carlyle Owens as Brother Peachey Carnehan, Jeff Maschi as Brother Daniel Dravot, Laurence Mintz as Rudyard Kipling/Billy Fish, and Michael Jarmus as assorted other characters.

Performances are free to librarians and event directors who have hosted Raconteur Radio in the past or are considering an upcoming program.

Raconteur Radio stages theatrical presentations of vintage and original radio plays for live audiences in a variety of venues throughout the tri-state area: libraries, adult communities, senior centers, community/ cultural centers, restaurants, bars, high schools, grammar schools and private homes.

For more information, visit raconteurradio. blogspot.com.