Live performance from October 29-31, 2007
Friday, February 1st, 2008
Post-Meridian RadioPod #2 is the second installment in the three week-long premiere of our 2007 live Halloween Thrillogy, Tomes of Terror II.
Several years ago, PMRP founder Neil Marsh became very interested in the CBC Radio series Nightfall, a supernatural/horror anthology which ran from 1980-1983. In the course of researching the show’s history for an extensive website, Neil made contact with many of the people involved in the show, including a large number of the writers. As it happens, about one-third of Nightfall’s 100 episodes were adaptations of famous—and not-so-famous—short stories. When PMRP began developing the Tomes of Terror live show concept, where adaptations were the focus, several writers gave permission for us to use their Nightfall scripts.
In the original Tomes of Terror, we performed adaptations of “The Lady Maid’s Bell” by Edith Wharton, penned for Nightfall by the late John Douglas, and “The Monkey’s Paw” by W.W. Jacobs, adapted by Len Peterson. John Douglas’ sister, Marielaine Church, touched that we wished to perform her brother’s work, was happy to give us clearance and has been very supportive of our work. Len Peterson, one of Canada’s foremost playwrights, was also kind enough to grant us permission. So, for our second story this year, we again tapped John Douglas’ family, along with co-author Graham Pomeroy, for permission to perform their 1981 script based on one of the most chilling tales of Gothic fright ever written...
An adaptation of J. Sheridan LeFanu’s 1872 novella, written for CBC Radio’s terrifying horror series Nightfall by Graham Pomeroy and John Douglas in 1981. In this story, inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula, a young woman dreams of a friend her own age. But in the dark depths of the Black Forest, nothing is quite what it seems and she gets more than she ever wanted. A chilling tale of childish fantasy and lost innocence.
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PMRPod #2 (128kbps IQ; running Time: 38:43)
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|Margaret Lauriston||.....||Amy Lee Bennett|
|David Lauriston||.....||Nick Zendzian|
|Madam Perrodon||.....||Gilly Rosenthol|
|General Spielsdorf||.....||Doc Madison|
|The Dark Lady||.....||Maria Mogavero|
|Dr. Walden||.....||Aatish Salvi|
|The Dark Voices||.....||Jenny Gutbezahl
|Foley/FX Artists||.....||Mindy Klenoff
|Production Assistant||.....||Leslie Drescher|
|Sound Designer/Engineer||.....||Neil Marsh|
|Musical Arrangement/Accompaniment||.....||Jessica Raine|
|Lighting/On-Stage Electronics||.....||Stephanie Schanda|
|Foley/FX Coordinator||.....||Shaunna Francis|
|The Librarian||.....||Renni Boy|
|Administrative Producer||.....||Renée Johnson|
|Technical Producer||.....||Neil Marsh|
|Tomes of Terror theme “Creep” &
transitional music “Theme 01”
|PMRPod theme “Margaret’s Lament”||.....||Neil Marsh|