Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (Again)

This page is for 2018’s performance! But you’re not too late! This was so popular and we and the audiences had so much fun that we’re performing it again on December 6 and 7 of 2019! You can read about the upcoming encore performance here!

Banner graphic in cream, red, and green: “The Post-Meridian Radio Players Present Santa Claus conquers The Martians: A Live Staged Radio Adaption”, with Santa Claus on the left and a 1950s-style rocketship on the right

Radio broadcast: Monday, December 24 (Christmas Eve), at 8:00pm on 95.9 WATD FM (broadcast to the South Shore and streaming).
Performances: Friday, December 7, at 8:00pm, Saturday, December 8, matinée at 2:00pm, and Saturday, December 8, evening show at 8:00pm at Unity Somerville

Listen to us on Christmas Eve! A recording of our closing performance will be broadcast and streamed by South Shore radio station 95.9 WATD FM on Christmas Eve! (You may be interested in some of their other Christmas Eve holiday lineup, including “A Christmas Carol”, Christmas storytelling, and lots of holiday concerts. See the link for more information or their announcement of the full schedule.)
Back by popular demand! Again this December, The Post-Meridian Radio Players will be presenting our original adaptation of that 1964 Christmas classic film, Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, in which Martians, concerned that their children are bored and listless and don’t want to do anything but watch Earth television programs, kidnap Santa Claus (and a couple of unlucky Earth children) from Earth and bring him to Mars to make toys so their children can be kids again. Can Santa get back to Earth in time for Christmas? Are the children of Mars doomed to a joyless life of food pills and machine-implanted learning? Is that terrifying, huge polar bear going to eat our young heroes? Will Crow T. Robot and Tom Servo show up to heckle? (Hint: No.) Find out for yourself at PMRP’s Santa Claus Conquers the Martians!

This was so much fun last year (for us and the audience!) that we’re bringing it back again this year!


Kevin Kordis ..... Santa Claus
Brian Rust ..... Dropo
Jeremy Holstein ..... Voldar
Brian Keller ..... Kimar
Hannah Baker ..... Rigna
Joev Dubach ..... Hargo
Will Spreadbury ..... Chochem
Michael McAfee ..... TV Anchor
Amanda Balagur ..... Andy
Emma Joyce ..... Momar
Sara Dion ..... Girmar
Keegan Hannon ..... Billy
Sarah Brinks ..... Betty
Lori-Anne Cohen ..... Mrs. Claus
Jenny Gutbezahl ..... Winky
puppets ..... Torg
Polar Bear
Host ..... Pieter Wallace
Foley artist ..... Cari Keebaugh
Foley artist ..... Grace Gist


Caitlin Mason ..... Producer
Mare Freed ..... Director
Meg Wickham ..... Stage Manager
Liz Salazar ..... House Manager
Gilly Rosenthol ..... Graphic Designer
Cari Keebaugh ..... Makeup Design
Elizabeth Ryan ..... Costumer
Jay Sekora ..... RA and Sound Technician
Pieter Wallace ..... Sound Board Op
Grace Gist ..... Sound Design
Jeremy Holstein ..... Program Designer


Unity Somerville
6 William St.
Somerville, MA 02144

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(Looking for information about our 2017 performance? See the page for last year's event.)