Tomes of Terror: Spirits of Suspense

Performances: October 21, 22, 27, 28, and 29.
(8pm performances on all nights, plus a 2pm matinée on Saturday, October 22. Thursday the 27th is “Pay-what-you-can night.” There will be a costume contest on Saturday the 29th.)
Program: available in PDF format on our website or on Google Drive.
Location: Boston Brunch Church, 204 Elm Street, Somerville.

PMRP is proud to present three tales of Suspense and Terror, resurrected from the airwaves of the long dead past.

First will be the dread countdown of Suspense’s “Three O’Clock,” based on the original short story by Cornell Woollrich. Join us as a murderer’s plot goes horribly awry while he is forced to watch… and wait.

Then we present the dread horror of Lucille Fletcher’s screenplay “The Furnished Floor.” Is the man upstairs just eccentric or does, just perhaps, the spirit of the beloved dead walk above?

Finally we present the Escape presentation of “The Birds,” based off the original Daphne du Maurier short story. Birds of a feather flock together… for blood!

All three classic old-time radio programs will be presented on stage in the style of old-time radio with actors in front of microphones and sound effects performed live by our talented Foley artists!

Performances are the last two weekends of October. There will be a costume contest with prizes on Saturday Oct. 29th!

Cast and Crew

(For our full program, with biographies and directors’ notes, see this link.)

Three O'Clock

Directed by Michael McAfee
Adapted from the original Suspense episode written by Walter Brown Newman
Original Story by Cornell Woolrich

Paul ..... Andy Moore
..... Mel Abrams
David / Bobby / Police
Thug 1 / Gas 2
..... Elijah Baker
Woman / Doctor
Thug 2 / Gas 1
..... Cari Keebaugh
Foley ..... Racer Soares
Foley ..... Red Stone

The Furnished Floor

Directed by Naomi Ibasitas
Adapted from the original Suspense episode written by Lucille Fletcher

Hawkins ..... Elly Berke
Jennings ..... Alex LaFreniere
Foley ..... Brie Frame

The Birds

Directed by Robin Abrahams
Adapted from the original Escape episode written by Robert Wright
Original Story by Daphne du Maurier

Nat Hawkins ..... Joev Dubach
Deborah Hawkins ..... Emma Joyce
Mrs. Trigg
Announcer 1
..... Sue Downing
Mr. Trigg
Announcer 2
..... Jay Sekora
Foley ..... Tori Queeno
Foley ..... Allie Everest
Foley (understudy) ..... Brie Frame


Producer/House Manager ..... Chris DeKalb
Stage Manager ..... Jaclyn Wilson
Graphic Designer ..... Chris DeKalb
Sound Designer ..... Jacob LaRocca
Sound Engineer ..... Jeremy Holstein
Sound Assistant ..... Jay Sekora
Sound Board Op ..... Simone Agha
Foley Coordinator ..... Tori Queeno

Performance Dates

Friday, October 21st, at 8pm
Saturday, October 22d, at 2pm (matinée)
Saturday, October 22d, at 8pm

Thursday, October 27th, at 8pm (pay-what-you-can)
Friday, October 28th, at 8pm
Saturday, October 29th, at 8pm (costume contest)

There will be a Costume Contest with Prizes on the closing Saturday!


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

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