On Air


Amidst the tumbling torrent that was the 1920s, Frank and Flora Conrad were on the edge of discovering mass broadcasting. These two unsung radio pioneers broke through the static and established the first radio station in America in their unassuming garage in East Pittsburg.  ON AIR follows their untold love story, and how radio became a constant companion, messenger and soundtrack of our lives for the past century of American life.

Just as Frank and Flora’s creative partnership brought a bold new invention, Conner and Smith bring us this captivating final “Bold New Work,” a celebratory culmination of their five year cycle of critically acclaimed musical premieres at Creative Cauldron. (Turn of the Screw 2015, Monsters of the Villa Diodati 2016, Kaleidoscope 2017, Witch 2018).

Presented by Creative Cauldron

Show Type
Running Time
90 minutes
(0 Intermissions)
Appropriate For All Ages Price Ranges
$20 - $32

Discount Tickets Available Seniors $28 - Military $28 - Students $20 - Groups $20

Visit Show Website

Box Office Phone: 703-436-9948

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 05/02/2019 - 05/26/2019
Sunday 02:00pm07:00pm-
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday ---
Thursday 08:00pm--
Friday 08:00pm--
Saturday 08:00pm--
Important Dates

Special Performances

  • 05/11/2019 - 7:30pm Opening NIght
Performer Role
Jimmy Mavrikes Frank Conrad
Nora Palka Flora Conrad
Garrett Matthews Dr. Harry P. Davis/Ensemble
Erin Granfield Agnes Davis/Ensemble
Robert A Davis Radio Voice
Owen Thiebert Francis Conrad/Young Frank
Production Personnel
Stephen Gregory Smith
Matt Conner
Stephen Gregory Smith
Costume Designer
Alison Johnson
Set Designer
Margi Jervis
Stephen Gregory Smith
Matt Conner
Musical Director
Refiye Tappan
Lighting Designer
Lynn Johnson
Matt Conner
Book Writer
Stephen Gregory Smith
Stephen Gregory Smith


Creative Cauldron at ArtSpace Falls Church
410 South Maple Ave, Falls Church, VA 22046
About the Venue:
Creative Cauldron is a not-for-profit arts organization providing opportunities for learning and participation in the performing and visual arts for children and adults. Creative Cauldron offers programs all year round at the site, including performances that have multi-generational appeal.

Getting There

  • East Falls Church (Orange Line)
  • West Falls Church-VT/UVA (Orange Line)


  • Free onsite parking
  • Street parking
  • Free public garages


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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