Filibus: The Mysterious Sky Pirate and Confidence Confidant

Performances: April 5, 6, 11, 12, and 13, 2019.
(8pm performances on all dates, plus a 2pm matinée on Saturday the 6th. Thursday the 11th will be a pay-what-you-can night.)
Location: Boston Brunch Church (formerly Responsible Grace), 204 Elm Street, Somerville.

The Post-Meridian Radio Players are proud to announce our Spring show, “Filibus: The Mysterious Sky Pirate,” and “Confidence Confidant” — two adventure stories featuring daring women of disguise and intrigue!

Filibus: The Mysterious Sky Pirate is an original adaptation by Brian Kjersten of the 1915 silent film in which a daring burgler, Filibus (actually the Baroness de Troixmonde), uses her airship, an array of secret identities including the Count de la Brive, and a great deal of daring, charm, deception, and persuasion, in an attempt not only to steal valuable jewels, but to demonstrate her superior abilities of deception and best her antagonist, the famous detective Hardy! (PMRP audiences may find a bit of an echo of Arsène Lupin in her!)

Confidence Confidant, an original script by Eva C. Schegulla, is based on a historical case of Kate Warne, the first female Pinkerton detective. Like the fictional Filibus, the historical Warne used deception, secret identities, courage, and charm to accomplish her goals; when Pinkterton told her women (in the mid-19th century) couldn’t be detectives, she persuaded him by pointing out that she could go places his male operatives couldn’t and talk to people who wouldn’t trust them. Among other cases, was involved in foiling a plot to assassinate Lincoln just before his inauguration.


Cast


Confidence Confidant

Written by Eva Schegulla
Directed by Amanda Balagur with Assistant Director Jamie Lin

Elizabeth Ross ..... Kate Warne
Laura Corliss ..... Amelia Maroney
Mike Sprague ..... Bill
Henry White ..... Fox
Michael McAfee ..... White
Simone Agha ..... Foley
Sara Dion ..... Foley

Filibus: The Mysterious Sky Pirate

Adapted by Brian Kjersten from the Italian silent film
Directed by Jay Sekora, with Assistant Director Naomi Ibasitas

Tori Queeno ..... Filibus
Will Spreadbury ..... Hardy
Jessica Conger ..... Leonora
Mare Freed ..... Frannie
Emma Joyce ..... Bauer
Émile Lewis ..... Dr. Dietrich
Jesse Stansfield ..... Officer
Meg Wickham ..... Foley
Dave Barker ..... Foley (understudy)
Sarah Parisi Boçi ..... Foley

Crew

Producer ..... Lori-Anne Cohen
House Manger
Foley Coordinator
..... Chris DeKalb
Sound Design ..... Paul Springer
Sound Engineer ..... Konner Jebb
Graphic Designer ..... Keisha Warriner
Publicity ..... Michael Lin

Performance Dates

Friday, April 5, 2019 at 8:00pm
Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 2:00pm (matinée) and 8:00pm
 
Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 8:00pm (pay what you can)
Friday, April 12, 2019 at 8:00pm
Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 8:00pm


Location

Boston Brunch Church
(formerly Responsible Grace)
204 Elm Street
Somerville, MA

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