Sundog Theatre presents Meucci’s Message – a world premiere of an original radio play
Meucci’s Message is about Italian inventor Antonio Meucci, who developed a voice communication apparatus in 1857 that he ultimately named the Sound Telegraph. Some argue he is the true inventor of the telephone and there is controversy and intrigue surrounding his story. Meucci’s Message explores his inventions and his fascinating life, including his association with Italian general Giuseppe Garibaldi–who also stayed on Staten Island as a guest of Meucci and his wife. In 2002, U.S. Congress passed a House Resolution which recognizes the life and achievements of Meucci and his work in the invention of the telephone.
Written by James Armstrong
Produced by Susan Fenley
Directed by Richard Grunn
79 Howard Ave
Staten Island, NY 10301
Starring Frank Nigro, Nikki Lauren, Ritty Mahoney, Earl Gatchalian, Emma Myers, Nathan Ullrich, Brooke Haramija