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An Original Radio Drama: The Battle of Alcatraz

by Actors Scene Unseen

***A 2006 Just Plain Folks Nominee in Storytelling Category. *** Dramatic radio theatre with a 21st century flavor. The Battle of Alcatraz is a dramatized account of a true event in 1946, when a Kentucky bank robber and five accomplices, staged the most d
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2006 Just Plain Folks Award Nominee
Story Telling Category


If you liked "Escape from Alcatraz", this story is even more incredible, but true!

In 1946, the war in the Pacific had been over for less than a year. Hundreds of U.S. Marines on furlough from Japan and the Philippines were stationed in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, Alcatraz Island, home to Alcatraz prison, lay less than a mile away in San Francisco Bay.

Bernard Paul Coy was a Kentucky bank robber sentenced to Alcatraz for 27 years. Early in his incarceration at Alcatraz, Coy had made up his mind to escape. By May 1946, he had served 7 years of his sentencem and after losing his "good time" for a fight, parole was a dim prospect.

Coy had studied details about the Alcatraz routines and procedures for years. All of the keys and guns at Alcatraz were keep in armories called "gun galleries" on the second tier of the main cell house. Coy realized that by taking control of a gun gallery, he could easily command the whole prison.

On May 2, 1946, Coy executed his daring plan with five accomplices. What happens next is a tale of mishap, murder, and justice.

The drama of the story is intensified by the roles played by colorful characters who appear in later history. The Governor of California at the time of the rebellion was Earl Warren, the same Warren who presided over the Warren Commission investigation of the JFK assassination. Also, Robert Stroud, "The Birdman of Alcatraz", played a central role in this drama.

There is much more to this story. We hope you will enjoy the CD. Look forward to more exciting CD products in the coming months. Thank you from ACTORS SCENE UNSEEN (

The premiere performance of The Battle of Alcatraz was broadcast live from Charlotte, North Carolina on January 24, 2004. It was performed in front of a live audience and simultaneously broadcast across the Internet on Actors Scene Unseen.

Rated PG - Violence and Strong Language

ACTORS SCENE UNSEEN is the winner of numerous awards for its audio and stage production and its streaming media.

2007 - Winners of Best Production and and Best Male Actor and Nomination for Best Director for its production of Nijinsky's Last Dance (Special Event Category - Metrolina Theatre Association, Charlotte, NC).

2006 - Nomination for Best Album in the Spoken Word Category (Just Plain Folks)

1999 - 100 Hot Best Interactive Site

1997 - Progressive Networks 100 Best Streaming Media Sites for the Synchrocast (R) of the Winter Solstice Celebration by Paul Winter and NPR, live from the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

An Original Radio Drama: The Battle of Alcatraz was recorded, mastered, and printed by Acoustic Barn Studio in Charlotte, NC.

Actors Scene Unseen broadcasts Live Internet Radio Theatre for an international audience. Since its launch in July of 2003, dozens of the world's best playwrights, directors, and actors have participated in Actors Scene Unseen. Actors Scene Unseen has produced over 35 shows and currently broadcasts from The Duke Powere Theatre in Spirit Square, Charlotte, NC. Actors Scene Unseen is produced by CSCi Multimedia, an award winning company on the cutting edge of Internet broadcast of music and theatre events. Visit for FREE daily Internet broadcasts.


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