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Public Square Speakers Series

WSRE’s Public Square Speakers Series brings personalities, who have achieved renown for their contributions to education, the arts, sciences or media, to the Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio for public conversations on noteworthy topics and important issues. Public Square events are open to the public. Admission is free!

Coming up next:

  • Tegan Griffith & Terrence Davenport from "American Creed" (Tues, Feb 20)
  • Dr. Wayne Flynt & Nancy Anderson (Thurs, May 24)

Past Speakers:

  • Rick Bragg
  • Rory Kennedy
  • Caroll Spinney
  • Alexandra Cousteau
  • James McLurkin
  • Trace Beaulieu & Frank Conniff
  • Sonia Manzano
  • Ellen Prager
  • Margot Carlson Delogne & Anthony Istrico

Programs begin at 7 p.m. ▪ Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
WSRE Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio
Open to the Public ▪ Free Admission

Directions: WSRE is located on the Pensacola State College campus (building 23) at 1000 College Blvd. in Pensacola. The station sits at the corner of 12th Ave. and College Blvd. Parking for the Amos Studio is located at the west end of the station, off College Blvd. near the PSC Hartsell Arena and pool.

Trace Beaulieu & Frank Conniff

WSRE Presents: 

Trace Beaulieu & Frank Conniff

Thursday, May 26, 2016


WSRE’s Public Square Speakers Series is bringing Mystery Science Theatre 3000 stars Trace Beaulieu and Frank Conniff to Pensacola with their live movie-riffing show, The Mads are Back!

The authors and actors of the Peabody Award-winning series will speak about their creative journey with MST3K and its impact on the rise of social TV. Following their talk, they will “get into character” for the clever B-movie improvisation for which they are renowned.
 
The Mad ScientistsOn the show, they played mad scientists Dr. Clayton Forrester and TV’s Frank, who shot their janitor (Joel) and temp employee (Mike) into space (on the Satellite of Love) and forced them to watch “cheesy” old movies, which Joel, Mike and robot companions Crow T. Robot (also played by Beaulieu) and Tom Servo “riffed” with witty and hilarious commentary.
 
For local fans, WSRE will air episodes of MST3K as part of a new Saturday late-night “PBS Nerd Night” programming block of Tom Baker’s Doctor Who followed by MST3K beginning April 2.

Aside from MST3K, Beaulieu wrote for America’s Funniest Videos for nine seasons, appeared on The West Wing and Arrested Development and had a recurring role on Freaks and Geeks. Conniff has written, produced and/or acted on Sabrina the Teenage Witch, The Drew Carey Show, Invader Zim and other shows. He has written/produced for Air America Radio and appears on the SiriusXM radio show, Tell Me Everything.
 
Admission is free. Tickets are not required, but reservations are appreciated.
 

WSRE’s Public Square Speakers Series presents: Trace Beaulieu & Frank Conniff
Thursday, May 26 at 7pm in the Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio
Free and open to the public. RSVP is encouraged but not required.
Questions? Call (850) 484-1200

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