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.
Tomes of Terror
Our 2016 Hallowe’en show, Tomes of Terror: Campfire Tales, brings together a collection of urban legends, ghost stories, and other chilling campfire tales. Tomes of Terror: Campfire Tales will be performed on October 21-22 and 27-29.
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”.
In October 2012 we presented three original works in Tomes of Terror: New Arrivals featuring “Shivers on Highway 61” by Alicia Goranson, “The Crasher” by Tim Prasil, and “The Red Line” by Tom Russell.
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”.
In October 2006 we presented our first Tomes of Terror anthology, featuring “Gildersleeve's Halloween Party” from Fibber McGee and Molly and “The Maid’s Bell” and “The Monkey’s Paw”, both originally performed on Nightfall.
For our second Big Broadcast, performed in October of 2010 at the Somerville Theatre, PMRP returned to the Rooftop Gardens Auditorium at the famed Putnam-Moore department store for another episode of WPM’s Frank Cyrano Byfar Hour to join Frank Cyrano and the gang for great music and lots of Hallowe’en fun, including a special guest appearance by none other than Hollywood horror legend Boris Karloff!. Then we presented another two chilling Tomes of Terror from the WPM archives: “But Oh, What Happened to Hutchings!” which touches among other subjects upon the finer points of cadaver acquisition, and “The Sirens of War” in which a Navy barge carrying munitions to the Gulf of Mexico encounters mysterious and compelling forces along the Missouri.