Metropolis! Spring 2023.

Update: Audition sides and available roles have now been posted! See our Auditions page for the signup form for an audition slot, and the link to the Google Drive folder with audition documents!

The Post-Meridian Radio Players are proud to announce our spring show: an original full-length adaptation of the science-fiction classic, Metropolis! (Turning a silent film into radio drama? We’ve done it before!) There will be six performances in late April 2023: four in our familiar venue, Boston Brunch Church, near Davis Square, Somerville, and two at the Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown. See our Metropolis page for more information!

Audition signups are now open! See our Auditions page for more details, or if you already know the drill go straight to the audition signup form to sign up for an audition slot. This is an ambitious show with a large cast and crew, and besides voice performers and Foley artists (live sound-effects performers) we’ll need a lot of help behind the scenes (and probably understudies). The audition signup form is also where you can tell us if you're interested in behind-the-scenes positions.

Tomes of Terror: Spirits of Suspense

Congratulations to the cast of PMRP’s Halloween show, Tomes of Terror: Spirits of Suspense, recreating three classics of suspense and horror from the Golden Age of Radio. The show features

  • Suspense’s “Three O’Clock,” based on a story by Cornell Woollrich,
  • Lucille Fletcher’s radioplay “The Furnished Floor,” also from Suspense, and
  • Escape’s adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s short story “The Birds,”.

and you can “Read more” to learn more about the radio plays and see the cast lists.

We hope to see you there! Tickets and reservations should be available by early October, so watch this space!

Audio-drama vignettes about Davis Square at ArtBeat 2022! / Summer mysteries!

At ArtBeat 2022 (or whenever you like!) you can take our audio-drama walking tour, Strange Tales of Davis Square, featuring ultra-short audio dramas about the history of various places around Davis Square! What message does the Powderhouse Ghost send from beyond? What strange creature once roamed where the farmers market now stands? Which building has a shocking past? Here’s how to find out! Although this is part of ArtBeat 2022, you can take the walking tour, or listen at home, whenever you like! You can take the tour with the free Echoes app for Android or for iPhone, or you can listen to any of the segments wherever or whenever you like here on our website, where you’ll also find descriptions of the stories, credits, and a map of the walking tour!

ArtBeat 2022 is Saturday, July 16.

And then the following Thursday the 21st through Saturday the 23d, you can come hear our summer mystery show, Riddle of the Super Sleuths live in Davis Square. Masks and proof of vaccination will be required. You can make a reservation or buy tickets in advance on our Tickets page.

Come see Riddle of the Super Sleuths!

The PMRP Summer Mysteries return this July 21-23 with Riddle of the Super Sleuths! Three new mystery audio dramas performed live, featuring three detectives (or their villains!), hosted by Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson. You can buy tickets in advance or reserve a seat and pay at the door on our Tickets page, or learn more about the show on its event page.

Important: We will be requiring masks and proof of COVID vaccination at the door.

  • The gentleman thief Arsène Lupin returns in the new adaptation by Michael Lin, The Seven of Hearts!
  • Doctor Watson and Inspector Lestrade investigate a locked-room mystery for Sherlock Holmes in The Adventure of the Sleeping Cardinal, an original play by Jeremy Holstein!
  • And an original mystery by Phoebe Roberts, The Lost Days of Mrs. Neele!

There will be four performances on July 21-23, 2022 — evening performances on all three days, with a matinée as well on Saturday the 23d.

Auditions — Riddle of the Super Sleuths!

Come audition for us as the PMRP Summer Mysteries return with Riddle of the Super Sleuths, with three mystery audio dramas performed live, featuring

  • Arsène Lupin in the new adaptation by Michael Lin, “The Seven of Hearts”,
  • Doctor Watson and Inspector Lestrade investigating a mystery for Sherlock Holmes in “The Adventure of the Sleeping Cardinal”, an original play by Jeremy Holstein, and
  • an original mystery by Phoebe Roberts, “The Lost Days of Mrs. Neele”!

Auditions (for both voice and Foley roles) will be May 23–24 (this month, so sign up now!) near Davis Square, with performances July 21–23. Find out more about the audition process, see what roles are available, and sign up for an audition slot!

PMRP Presents Sherlock Holmes in the Adventure of the Bruce Partington Plans

On Saturday, February 19, PMRP will be presenting Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock Holmes in the Adventure of the Bruce Partington Plans” at Boskone 59. A Boskone membership is needed to attend or view the performance, which will be presented in person in the hotel (in the Harbor I room) and streamed over Boskone’s streaming service for virtual con attendees.

In this performance, Sherlock's brother Mycroft hires Holmes and Watson to investigate a crime that threatens the security both of the crown and of England! Starring Andrew Harrington as Sherlock Holmes and Chris Chiampa as Doctor Watson, in a new adaptation by Jeremy Holstein. See this page for additional credits.

The City on the Edge of Forever

Tonight, Feb. 11, at 9:30pm, we will perform our gender-swapped adaptation of the classic Star Trek episode “City on the Edge of Forever” over Zoom. In this episode, originally written by sci-fi icon Harlan Ellison, Captain Jane T. Kirk and Ms. Spock must follow a delirious Dr. McCoy into the 1930s before she can alter the course of history. Will Kirk make the necessary sacrifice to save the past and secure the future?

We’ll be streaming this LIVE at 9:30pm at this link on PMRP's YouTube channel! We hope you can join us!

(For performance credits, Read more here.)

Tickets and reservations available for Plan 9 from Outer Space, with Plan 8 from the Outer Ether!

Tickets and reservations are now available for our Halloween show! Not only will we be adapting the horrifying — in at least one way — classic Ed Wood film “Plan 9 from Outer Space”, but we’ll be pairing it with an original prequel fiasco, “Plan 8 from the Outer Ether”! And we’re so excited to be able to do a show in person again! (Masks and proof of vaccination will be required for the audience; all cast and crew are fully vaccinated and house crew will be masked.)

Performances are October 28th, 29th, and 30th (with two performances on the 30th). Our Tickets page has links to buy tickets online, or reserve seats and pay at the door, and further information about COVID precautions. You can also learn more about the show here, and of course please make sure to add us to your calendar! Looking forward to seeing you there!

Streaming August 27 and 28: Lady Molly in The Fordwych Castle Murder

For the final installment in our The Summer of Mystery, we present Lady Molly of Scotland Yard and Mary in an adaptation by an adaptation by Jeremy Holstein and Liz Salazar of “The Fordwych Castle Mystery”, by Baroness Emmuska Orczy

In this adventure, Lady Molly and Mary are called in to solve the brutal murder of an Indian woman at Fordwych Castle. A long hidden family secret will soon be revealed!

Our show will stream on YouTube on Friday, August 27, and Saturday, August 28, both at 8pm. The stream is free to view, but we'd love it if you’d make a donation so we can keep producing these shows.

(Baroness Orczy is best known as the author of The Scarlet Pimpernel, which we adapted in 2015 as part of our Spring Adventure Specatacular).

Sherlock Holmes streaming THIS THURSDAY AND SATURDAY at 8pm!

England's greatest secrets have been stolen! Mycroft Holmes hires his brother Sherlock and Doctor Watson to recover the secret plans and restore security to the state in PMRP’s original adaptation of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle classic.

This weekend brings the second installment of our Summer of Mystery: we present Sherlock Holmes in The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans, streaming on YouTube this Thursday the 29th and Saturday the 31st, both at 8pm! (Note that there is no Friday performance.) Don't miss it, and please consider making a donation so that we can keep bringing you radio drama!


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