Tomes of Terror III
THERE'S ONE DUE DATE YOU CAN NEVER ESCAPE!
Once again, THE POST-MERIDIAN RADIO PLAYERS will bring you laughs, thrills and chills for Halloween with their annual LIVE "staged radio thrillogy", Tomes of Terror!
Come see radio drama performed the way it was back in the 1930's, 40's & 50's: with actors on microphones and a live Foley team creating sound effects, often with with unexpected, everyday objects.
The Baby Snooks Show: An evening of trick-or-treating turns intoa hilarious night of disasters, as Daddy tries to one-up the father of Snooks’ friend, Roger. Of course, things never go as smoothly as Daddy plans, and events escalate into an all-out prank war!
The 1946 Halloween episode of the classic Golden Age comedy that originally starred Fanny Brice. Written by Philip Rapp.
Reynardine: In a small English village, tempers flare over a Prophecy that a terrible fate will befall the village if a fox is killed during the annual Hunt. What does Alice know? Why does she fear the return of her lover, gone now these five years? And what part does the mysterious were-fox play in it all?
Adapted by our own Renée Johnson from Athan Y. Chilton's short story The Ballad of Reynardine, which was based on modern interpretations of the popular English ballad "The Mountains High".
The Tell-Tale Heart: In Edgar Allan Poe's chilling tale of methodical murder, a man calmly narrates his cold-blooded killing of a prominent farmer in a small community. His carefully planned disposal of the evidence goes unnoticed by even the police, until the evidence itself comes back to haunt him...
Adapted for CBC Radio's Nightfall supernatural-horror anthology series by Len Peterson in 1980.
Wednesday, October 29th, 2008 @ 7:30pm
Thursday, October 30th, 2008 @ 7:30pm
Friday, October 31st, 2008 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, November 1st, 2008 @ 7:30pm
Unity Church of God
6 William Street
Somerville, MA 02144
(4 blocks up College Avenue from the Davis Square T-Station)
Leonard Byron Peterson
Our show this year is dedicated to the memory of Len Peterson, the Canadian playwright who granted us permission to perform some of his plays from CBC Radio's Nightfall, a supernatural- horror anthology series that ran in the early 1980s. Mr. Peterson passed away on February 28th of this year, at the age of 90, leaving behind a legacy of award-winning radio dramas about many social issues which, when originally written, caused much controversy.
We at PMRP were saddened to hear of his passing, but are grateful to Mr. Peterson for allowing us to perform some of his works for a new audience.
There's an extensive article about Mr. Peterson and his writing career on the Toronto Globe and Mail website.
Cast & Crew
|The Librarian||.....||Renni Boy|
The Baby Snooks Show
The 1946 Halloween Episode
by Philip Rapp
Originally produced and directed by Philip Rapp
Licensed by agreement with Paul Rapp of www.bickersons.com
|Mr. Hopkins||.....||Michael Simon|
|The Insurance Doctor||.....||Matt McIrvin|
|Foley/FX Team||.....||Mare Freed (Captain)
|Musical Accompaniment||.....||Shu Yu Lin|
|Rehearsal Assistant||.....||Judy Yen|
Image by Eric Elliot, used by permission
Based on The Ballad of Reynardine by Athan Y. Chilton
Adapted with Permission by Renée Johnson
|Alice Reynolds||.....||Jennifer Cseh|
|Matthew Smythe||.....||Josh Nicholson|
|"Big" Tom Lloyd||.....||Andrew Winson|
|Margaret Lloyd||.....||Katherine Bryant|
|Squire Reynolds||.....||John Bowker|
|Geoffrey Reynolds||.....||James Scheffler|
|Marcel de Reynardine||.....||Nathaniel Gundy|
|Bastienne de Reynardine||.....||Natasha Collette|
|Foley/FX Team||.....||Shaunna Francis (Captain)
|Musical Accompaniment||.....||Daniel "Rourkie" O'Rourke
|Rehearsal Assistant||.....||BK DeLong|
The Tell-Tale Heart
Based on the short story by Edgar Allan Poe
Adapted for Nightfall by Len Peterson
Originally produced by Bill Howell
Transcribed for PMRP by Alex Feinman
|Narrator/Alfred Bane||.....||Jay Sekora|
|Officer 1||.....||Monty Lyons|
|Officer 2||.....||Brendan O'Toole|
|Foley/FX Team||.....||Mare Freed (Captain)
|Original Music||.....||Andrew Hicks
of "The Pluto Tapes"
|Administrative Producer||.....||Renée Johnson|
|Administrative Production Assistant||.....||BK DeLong|
|House Manager||.....||Chris DeKalb|
|Publicity Coordinator||.....||Beckie Hunter|
|Advertising Team||.....||Heidi Clark
|Graphic Designer||.....||Grace Liang|
|Technical Producer||.....||Neil Marsh|
|Tecnichal Production Assistants||.....||Sarah Richards (Foley)
Alicia Goranson (Sound Design)
|Sound Designer||.....||Neil Marsh|
|Foley/FX Coordinator||.....||Neil Marsh|
|Foley/FX Construction||.....||Ed Poznysz|
|Tomes of Terror theme "Creep" &
transitional music "Theme 01"
The Boston Globe
The Fear is All in Your Head
by Danielle Dreilinger
Article from October 26th, 2008.
The Boston Phoenix
Radio Active: Post-Meridian Players' "Tomes of Terror III"
Article from October 25th, 2008.
WBZ News Radio AM 1030
The Post-Meridian Radio Players
The Jordan Rich Show
Recording to be available soon.