Strange Tales of Davis Square
As part of the Somerville Arts’ Council’s ArtBeat 2022 festival, we presented Strange Tales of Davis Square, a series of extremely short (2-3 minute) audio dramas about various locations around Davis Square, Somerville. Did you know that Davis Square has both its own monster, and its own superhero? And what sinister event took place in an Elm Street basement during Prohibition? But we’ve got stories of Davis Square from even longer ago than that!
You can hear all nine short audio stories (and see the map, in case you want to take the walking tour yourself) right here on our website on the Strange Tales of Davis Square page!
The Post-Meridian Radio Players love Halloween and while we couldn’t be together in person in 2020, we still brought some Halloween treats! On Halloween, Saturday Oct. 31st, we hosted “Spooky Soliloquies” — tales told by a single reader, available for free to stream or download. Since there are over 20 audio tracks, we’re not embedding them on this page, but you can listen to them directly from the Spooky Soliloquies page or stream or download them from our SoundCloud account.
The Silver Shade: Help from the Shadows
She seeks out justice where others cannot go; she is the Silver Shade. The Post Meridian Radio Players presents an homage to the pulp adventure series of the golden age of radio. High school teacher Penelope Umberson has a super power she keeps hidden from the world, but when a student comes to her for help when a parent is framed for murder, she must learn to use her ability to set things right.
The Post-Meridian Radio Players performed “The Silver Shade: Help from the Shadows”, written and directed by Michael McAfee, at Boskone 57 on February 14, and you can listen to the recording here! See the performance’s page for credits.
Right-click here to download instead (35MB)
The Yellow Wallpaper
We recorded Amy Bennett-Zendzian’s adaptation of the classic Charlotte Perkins Gillman story “The Yellow Wallpaper” as part of our PMRP Presents series in 2019. See the project’s own page for cast, crew, and further information, or listen to it via the player here. (It’s also available from our SoundCloud page.)
The Duke of Newbury Street
The setting is Boston, just before America enters WWII. Cat burglar extraordinaire, Cleo Carmel, tried to leave town, but has been caught by the mysterious agents who hired her in the first place. But her fate and that of reclusive millionaire Alexander Endicott have yet to be determined . . .
You can support our work by buying high-quality recordings of The Duke of Newbury Street on CD Baby, but you can also listen to them for free here. For more information about The Duke of Newbury Street, including the cast, crew, and sponsor, see the series’ own page.
Each episode is roughly 20 minutes long, featuring PMRP’s standard high quality of writing, acting and sound.
PMRPod (three early recordings)
The Mask of Innana
Audio for all episodes of The Mask of Innana is available on that project’s own page. Scroll down to the bottom for links to the episodes. (There’s also a teaser [mp3] available.)
We have a couple of recordings up on the page for our p.m. project, “Switches”, by Paul Dworkin, and “Voyage of the Demeter”, an excerpt from Renée Johnson’s stage adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula.