Halloween

Here you will find our Fall or Halloween shows. Many but not all of these are also in the Tomes of Terror series.

Tomes of Terror: Lenore!

Performances: Six performances from October 20-21 and 26-28 at Responsible Grace Church, 204 Elm Street, Somerville. Performances will be at 8pm, except that Saturday the 21st will have both a 2pm matinée and an 8pm evening performance.


This Halloween PMRP is once again reaching back to ancient castles, creeping ghosts and murderous madmen with Tomes of Terror: Lenore! featuring three chilling tales:
  • Edith Nesbit’s “Hurst of Hurstcote”,
    A doctor visits friends at Hurstcote to put old tensions to rest, but she is not the only one haunted by the past in this Victorian ghost story.
  • Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Premature Burial”,
    Consumed with terror that he will be buried alive, the obsessive narrator tells his doctors about several horrifying real-life cases of vivisepulture.
  • Edgar Allan Poe’s “Hop Frog”,
    A tyrannical king discovers revenge can come to anyone.

The show will also feature a reading of the poem “Lenore”.

Monster in the Mirror

Our 2015 Hallowe’en show, Monster in the Mirror, brought together two original adaptations of classic tales of terror on the topic of the horrors we may keep submerged within us—and the dreadful cost when they come out. The show featured “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Miss Hyde” as adapted by Tegan Kehoe and directed by Jess Viator and “The Frankenstein Murders”, adapted by Michael McAfee and directed by Liz Salazar.

Tomes of Terror: Nevermore

There’s one due date you can never escape! In October, 2014, the Post-Meridian Radio Players brought one of America's most respected authors to our stage this Hallowe’en in Tomes of Terror: Nevermore. We adapted three of Edgar Allan Poe’s classic stories, The Masque of the Red Death, The Cask of Amontillado, and The Fall of the House of Usher. And as a little extra treat to set the mood, we started with a dramatic reading of “The Raven”.

Tomes of Terror 3

There’s one due date you can never escape! In October 2008 we presented Tomes of Terror 3, featuring our recreations of a Hallowe’en episode of The Baby Snooks Show and “The Tell-Tale Heart” as adapted for Nightfall and “Reynardine”, an original adaptation of Athan Y. Chilton's short story “The Ballad of Reynardine”.

Sleepy Hollow: The Ride Across America

Sleepy Hollow: The Ride Across America

A nationwide re-telling of the classic American tale


About the Project


In 2011 PMRP spearheaded a nationwide campaign to spread the joy of terrifying radio drama to all the corners of America!

That Halloween, several radio drama troupes presented live performances of Washington Irving's classic American horror tale, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". Each troupe adapted their own version of the story: from its original late 18th century setting to the modern day.

Organizations that have signed on so far include:

Chicken Hearts & Other Parts

In October 2005, we re-created Arch Oboler's lost Lights Out! episode “Chicken Heart” as part of Chicken Hearts and Other Parts, a Hallowe’en-themed fundraiser for local filmmaker Chelsea Spear. In addition to “Chicken Heart”, the performance featured “The Atlantis Affair”, “Erasure”, and Improv PoetryProse by nationally-recognized voice artist Lindsay Ellison, and “The Unhappy Medium”, a segment from Spear’s project The Ballad of Burd Janet, a tretelling of the Celtic folktale Tam Lin.

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