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The Genie at the Gem Show….original radio drama of the Sonoran Southwest

March 6, 2018

Tune in on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.for TALES OF TUCSON Episode 7: The Genie at the Gem Show

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You know it’s Gem Show season when you see more tents in the Old Pueblo than you see in the Sahara Desert. Treasure seekers come from all over the world looking for something unique.

The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show began in 1946, bringing hundreds of thousands of visitors and vendors to Tucson to trade an unimaginable array of treasures from around the world. Wander down any aisle of this international bazaar and you’ll take a trip back in time and through a multitude of cultures — dinosaur bones displayed beside Tibetan bells, and across the tent cascades of beads next to million-year-old fossils and sparkling gems from deep in the earth.  In this sprawling, city-wide marketplace it feels like you can find just about any rare object you can imagine. Such thoughts inspired TALES OF TUCSON Episode 7: The Genie at the Gem Show. It’s the story of one very rare, very dangerous geode that just about everyone wanted to get their hands on….



Tales of Tucson cast of Episode 7: The Genie at the Gem Show


Featuring the voices of  (from bottom left) Vince Flynn, Ella Bracale, Mike Saxson, Kristen Kallen-Keck, (top row) Sydney Flynn, Meagan Jones, John Vornholt, and Erin Hepler

TALES OF TUCSON is a show of original radio dramas  co-written and co-produced by Laura Markowitz and John Vornholt. Episodes are inspired by the legends, mysteries and history of the Sonoran Southwest and take place in real locations around Southern Arizona. You can hear the actual sounds of events and places, as TALES OF TUCSON blends the real and fictional by using both local actors and real people who play themselves.  Tune in to KXCI to hear TALES OF TUCSON dramas, comedies, ghost stories, love stories, mysteries, Westerns, sci-fi and more.

Laura Markowitz and John Vornholt have each explored different forms of storytelling throughout their careers. Markowitz is a book editor, novelist, National Magazine Award-winning feature writer, and multimedia producer. Vornholt is a New York Times best-selling author of more than 65 novels, as well as plays, radio dramas and screenplays. He is also a theatrical producer and director.

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