The Thirteenth Mystery

Two weekends, July 19th-28th, in Davis Square and Watertown

The PMRP Summer Mysteries return with The Thirteenth Mystery! Three mystery audio dramas performed live:
  • We recreate a classic episode of Lux Radio Theater, The Thin Man, written by George Wells and Sanford Barnett, adapted by Jeremy Holstein!
  • The gentleman thief Arsène Lupin returns in the new adaptation by Michael Lin, The Black Pearl!
  • And we present Trifles, by Susan Glaspell, adapted for audio drama by Phoebe Roberts!

Lux Radio Theater Presents The Thin Man

written by George Wells and Sanford Barnett, adapted and directed by Jeremy Holstein

A recreation of the Lux Radio Theater’s broadcast from 1936! Nick and Nora Charles are urbane and witty newlyweds who both enjoy a good party, or an even better martini. They find themselves swept up in the mysterious disappearance of scientist Clyde Wynant, whether they like it or not. An adaptation of the famous novel by Dashell Hammett, which introduced the “married couple as sleuths” genre. Guest starring Asta the dog.

Andrew Winson ..... Van Dyke
Alex LaFreniere ..... Nick Charles
Naomi Ibasitas ..... Nora Charles
Jenn Benfield ..... Dorothy Wynant
Jessica Conger-Henry ..... Mimi Wynant
Jacob Sommer ..... Macaulay
Brian Rust ..... Joe Morelli
Maeve McCluskey ..... Inspector Guild/Julia Wolfe
Jon Mendoza ..... Gilbert Wynant
Kevin Kordis ..... Nunheim/Doorman Joe

Arsène Lupin in The Black Pearl

by Maurice Leblanc, adapted by Michael Lin. Directed by Jamie Lin (with Jeremy Holstein)

Léontine Zalti was once immensely rich, but today nothing is left of her immense fortune save for one black pearl. This is a challenge that gentleman thief Arsène Lupin cannot resist.

Robert Thorpe II ..... Arsène Lupin/Grimaudan
Kate Mahoney ..... Pauline Savari
Jon Mendoza ..... Folenfant/(Husband)
Ben Dawn-Cross ..... Victor Danègre
Livie Keane ..... Ganimard/(Defender, Concierge)
Stephen C Nedell ..... Dudouis/(Prosecutor, Vendor)
Amelia Smith ..... Ensemble


by Susan Glaspell, adapted by Phoebe Roberts and directed by Hannah Baker

In our adaptation of this 1916 feminist play, loosely based on true events, Minnie Wright has been arrested for strangling her husband while he slept. As the sheriff and county attorney scour Minnie’s house for evidence, Mrs. Peters the sheriff’s wife and her friend Mrs. Hale take care of packing up a few things in the kitchen. They find some pretty interesting items there — but it's probably nothing, just women’s trifles, right?

Karen Sarao ..... Mrs. Hale
Mollie Bourne ..... Mrs. Peters
Joel Priest ..... Mr. Hale
Andrew Winson ..... Mr. Henderson
Ben Dawn-Cross ..... Mr. Peters
Kevin Kordis ..... Mr. Lane

Performed with live sound effects by our Foley artists

Tori Queeno (Foley Coordinator)
Jamie Carlson
Barry Ford
Emile Lewis
Kaylyn Gillespie
Cari Keebaugh