Tomes of Terror: Beyond Grimm

Performances: October 25th, 26th, and 31st and November 1st and 2d at 8:00pm,
with an additional matinée on Saturday, October 26th, at 2:00pm.
Location: Boston Brunch Church (formerly Responsible Grace), 204 Elm Street, Somerville.
Tickets and reservations are available on our Tickets page.
Content note: In addition to the usual horrors of a Halloween show, please note that “The Myling” depicts the aftermath of a young child's death (not portrayed).

This Halloween the Post-Meridian Radio Players are proud to present Tomes of Terror: Beyond Grimm! Join us for original adaptations of four creepy tales from around the globe! We will be presenting:

“A Hare-Raising Tale” by Naomi Hinchen, directed by J. Deschene — A gambler swears he’ll play cards with anyone, any time. But when he meets a giant hare on his way home one night, he should be careful not to bet more than he can lose... (Read the dramaturg’s note on this segment.)

“The Myling” by Adrian Cory, directed by Tegan Kehoe — In the dead of winter, a loving family of four is plagued by tales of the Myling – and the dark secret the parents have been hiding for thirteen years. (Read the dramaturg’s note on this segment.)

“The Boy Who Drew Cats” by Greg Lam, directed by Laura Corliss — A boy is compelled to draw pictures of cats, to the chagrin of everyone else in his life. But are the cats more than they seem? (Read the dramaturg’s note on this segment.)

“La Siguanaba” by Elizabeth Salazar, directed by Joye Thaller — When a fruit plantation worker’s husband is mysteriously killed, she can’t shake her curiosity about the creature rumored to have done the deed. (Read the director’s interview of the playwright.)

Performances will run from October 25th through November 2nd at Boston Brunch Church (formerly Responsible Grace Church).

The program for this show (11MB PDF) is available for download, and has directors’ notes, music credits, and additional information (as well as advertisements from our sponsors and information about upcoming shows).

Performance Dates

Friday, October 25th, at 8pm
Saturday, October 26th, at 2pm (matinée)
Saturday, October 26th, at 8pm

Thursday, October 31st, at 8pm
Friday, November 1st, at 8pm (pay-what-you-can)
Saturday, November 2d, at 8pm

There will be a Costume Contest with Prizes each day on the second weekend!

Cast and Crew

A Hare-Raising Tale

Written by Naomi Hinchen
Directed by J. Deschene

Seamus ..... Kevin Brunton
Dierdre ..... Kate Mahoney
The Hare ..... Juliet Wyse
Kate ..... Joanne Morin
Tom ..... Kane Harper
Mary ..... Finley Smith

The Myling

Written by Adrian Cory
Directed by Tegan Kehoe

Narrator ..... Kate Mahoney
Alexander ..... Phil Pierre-Louis
Gunvor ..... Kathy Bedard
Marte ..... Naomi Ibasitas
Johannes ..... Finley Smith
Tor ..... Keegan Hannon
Myling ..... Sarah Parisi Boci

The Boy Who Drew Cats

Written by Greg Lam
Directed by Laura Corliss

Narrator ..... Anjie Parker
Boy ..... Nadia Lebrun
Suzy Cosgrove (understudy)
Father ..... Keegan Hannon
Juji/Mother ..... Kane Harper

La Siguanaba

Written by Liz Salazar
Directed by Joye Thaller

Suyapa ..... Rashi Verma
Flavia ..... Anjie Parker
Lupe ..... Naomi Ibasitas
Preston ..... Alex Lafreniere
Adolfo ..... Phil Pierre-Louis
Héctor ..... Kenny Garcia
La Siguanaba ..... Rajita Menon

Foley Team

Stacie “Red” Stone
Meg Wickham
Brie Frame
Vickie Wu


Festival Directors ..... Michael Lin and Jamie Lin
Producer/House Manager ..... Chris DeKalb
Stage Manager ..... Suzy Cosgrove
Sound Design/Board Op ..... Paul Springer
Sound Engineer ..... Jay Sekora
Dramaturg ..... Amy Bennett-Zendzian
Publicity ..... Will Spreadbury
Graphic Designer ..... Jamie Lin


Boston Brunch Church
(formerly Responsible Grace Church)
204 Elm Street
Somerville, MA

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