Gender-Swapped Star Trek: City on the Edge of Forever and Spock's Brain

In June we’ll be reprising two of our Gender-Swapped Star Trek adaptations, and you’ll have three opportunities to see them both! Performances will be June 9th at 7:30pm (with a talkback with the director and cast), June 10th at 2:00pm, and June 10th at 7:30pm, all at Unity Somerville.

In “The City on the Edge of Forever”, Captain Jane Kirk and Ms. Spock must travel back through time into the 1930s, where a delirious Doctor McCoy has drastically changed the course of history — a change that seems to involve a man who has captivated Kirk. Will she make the difficult choice needed to preserve the past and save the future?

In “Spock’s Brain”, after an encounter with a mysterious, beautiful man from an advanced starship, Spock’s brain has gone missing! McCoy can keep her body alive for now, but time is running out — can Kirk and her landing party find the mysterious man and save Spock before it’s too late?

Read more about the performances here! Attendance is free! (Donations are appreciated.)

Watch City Steampunk Festival on, but HVAC problems have cancelled our performance

Cancelled: Sadly, due to HVAC problems at the Waltham Public Library, all events there have had to be cancelled this weekend, and we can no longer perform “The Final Problem” on Saturday, May 13th, as planned. However, the rest of Watch City Steampunk Festival is still happening, and PMRP very much encourages you still to attend. I have it on good authority that Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, both of whom are good friends of PMRP, will be perambulating the festival, and as the Festival is a free event, they will be waiving their usual fee, should you have any mysteries that need investigation.

Metropolis in Watertown / A Study in Scarlet auditions / Boston Theater Marathon

There are two more chances to see Metropolis, at Mosesian Center for the Arts' black-box theater in Watertown! This is a great space in a wheelchair-accessible venue with ample free parking nearby! You can get tickets by following the link on our Tickets page, or go straight to MCA's own ticketing page for the show.

Also, this summer we will be presenting Jeremy Holstein's original adaptation of the very first Sherlock Holmes adventure ever, A Study in Scarlet this summer, and audition signups are now open! Auditions will be May 15th and 16th. Check our Auditions page for more information (including available roles).

And on May 7th, we’ll be participating in the Boston Theater Marathon! Tickets are available to watch in-person or streaming online. Our ten-minute script is “Family Business” in the 2pm slot.

Tickets for Metropolis now available!

We are very excited to be performing an original full-length staged radio drama adaptation of the classic silent film Metropolis, and tickets and reservations are now available!

Metropolis will have four performances in Davis Square on April 20-22 (including a pay-what-you-can matinée), and two performances in Watertown on April 28 and 29. How to buy tickets (or make reservations) depends on which performance you’re attending, so head to our Tickets page for the details!

Metropolis! Spring 2023.

Update: Audition sides and available roles have now been posted! See our Auditions page for the signup form for an audition slot, and the link to the Google Drive folder with audition documents!

The Post-Meridian Radio Players are proud to announce our spring show: an original full-length adaptation of the science-fiction classic, Metropolis! (Turning a silent film into radio drama? We’ve done it before!) There will be six performances in late April 2023: four in our familiar venue, Boston Brunch Church, near Davis Square, Somerville, and two at the Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown. See our Metropolis page for more information!

Audition signups are now open! See our Auditions page for more details, or if you already know the drill go straight to the audition signup form to sign up for an audition slot. This is an ambitious show with a large cast and crew, and besides voice performers and Foley artists (live sound-effects performers) we’ll need a lot of help behind the scenes (and probably understudies). The audition signup form is also where you can tell us if you're interested in behind-the-scenes positions.

Tomes of Terror: Spirits of Suspense

Congratulations to the cast of PMRP’s Halloween show, Tomes of Terror: Spirits of Suspense, recreating three classics of suspense and horror from the Golden Age of Radio. The show features

  • Suspense’s “Three O’Clock,” based on a story by Cornell Woollrich,
  • Lucille Fletcher’s radioplay “The Furnished Floor,” also from Suspense, and
  • Escape’s adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s short story “The Birds,”.

and you can “Read more” to learn more about the radio plays and see the cast lists.

We hope to see you there! Tickets and reservations should be available by early October, so watch this space!

Audio-drama vignettes about Davis Square at ArtBeat 2022! / Summer mysteries!

At ArtBeat 2022 (or whenever you like!) you can take our audio-drama walking tour, Strange Tales of Davis Square, featuring ultra-short audio dramas about the history of various places around Davis Square! What message does the Powderhouse Ghost send from beyond? What strange creature once roamed where the farmers market now stands? Which building has a shocking past? Here’s how to find out! Although this is part of ArtBeat 2022, you can take the walking tour, or listen at home, whenever you like! You can take the tour with the free Echoes app for Android or for iPhone, or you can listen to any of the segments wherever or whenever you like here on our website, where you’ll also find descriptions of the stories, credits, and a map of the walking tour!

ArtBeat 2022 is Saturday, July 16.

And then the following Thursday the 21st through Saturday the 23d, you can come hear our summer mystery show, Riddle of the Super Sleuths live in Davis Square. Masks and proof of vaccination will be required. You can make a reservation or buy tickets in advance on our Tickets page.

Come see Riddle of the Super Sleuths!

The PMRP Summer Mysteries return this July 21-23 with Riddle of the Super Sleuths! Three new mystery audio dramas performed live, featuring three detectives (or their villains!), hosted by Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson. You can buy tickets in advance or reserve a seat and pay at the door on our Tickets page, or learn more about the show on its event page.

Important: We will be requiring masks and proof of COVID vaccination at the door.

  • The gentleman thief Arsène Lupin returns in the new adaptation by Michael Lin, The Seven of Hearts!
  • Doctor Watson and Inspector Lestrade investigate a locked-room mystery for Sherlock Holmes in The Adventure of the Sleeping Cardinal, an original play by Jeremy Holstein!
  • And an original mystery by Phoebe Roberts, The Lost Days of Mrs. Neele!

There will be four performances on July 21-23, 2022 — evening performances on all three days, with a matinée as well on Saturday the 23d.

Auditions — Riddle of the Super Sleuths!

Come audition for us as the PMRP Summer Mysteries return with Riddle of the Super Sleuths, with three mystery audio dramas performed live, featuring

  • Arsène Lupin in the new adaptation by Michael Lin, “The Seven of Hearts”,
  • Doctor Watson and Inspector Lestrade investigating a mystery for Sherlock Holmes in “The Adventure of the Sleeping Cardinal”, an original play by Jeremy Holstein, and
  • an original mystery by Phoebe Roberts, “The Lost Days of Mrs. Neele”!

Auditions (for both voice and Foley roles) will be May 23–24 (this month, so sign up now!) near Davis Square, with performances July 21–23. Find out more about the audition process, see what roles are available, and sign up for an audition slot!


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