Past Live Events

This section lists our past performances. See our upcoming events page for events to look forward to!



  • In May, we reprised the Gender-Swapped Star Trek: episode “Mirror Mirror”, over Zoom. (We had earlier streamed this live for the Arisia science-fiction convention in January.)
  • Our Summer mystery shows, typically performed all together as an anthology before a live audience, are instead being streamed once a month for an extended Summer of Mystery.
    • In June, we streamed Vera Wolfe in The Case of the Slaughtered Mrs. Claus. Someone is killing women dressed up as Mrs. Claus, and it’s up to Vera Wolfe and her right hand woman Audrey Goodwin to save Mrs. Claus before Christmas!
    • In July, we streamed Sherlock Holmes in The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans, one of only two adventures to feature Sherlock’s older, smarter brother Mycroft. Holmes and Watson investigate the theft of the plans of England’s greatest naval weapon, the Bruce-Partington submarine!
    • In August, we streamed Lady Molly of Scotland Yard in The Fordwych Castle Mystery. Lady Molly and Mary return to the PMRP Summer Mysteries to investigate a gruesome murder at Fordwyche Castle.
  • Our Halloween show was Plan 9 from Outer Space, featuring a radio-drama adaptation by Michael McAfee of that acclaimed pinnacle of the cinematic œuvre, along with an original prequel, “Plan 8 from the Outer Ether”, by Brian Rust. (This show was originally scheduled for Spring 2020, but the pandemic altered those plans. We were delighted to be able to finally bring it to the stage!)



  • Our Gender-Swapped Star Trek series at the Arisia science-fiction convention continued in January 2019 with “The Enterprise Incident” in which Captain Jane T. Kirk, behaving oddly, orders the Enterprise into Romulan space, and is intercepted by three Romulan ships. On being invited to board the flagship, Captain Kirk and Ms. Spock are surprised to find that its captain is a man. Will Spock be immune to his masculine wiles?
  • This year, for the first time, we also reprised one of our summer mysteries at Arisia. We presented Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson in “The Final Problem,” in which Holmes battles his most famous adversary, the infamous Professor Moriarty.
  • In April, our Spring show featured “Filibus: The Mysterious Sky Pirate”, an original adaptation of a 1915 silent film by Brian Kjersten about a daring thief who uses her airship and her gift for disguise to commit seemingly impossible crimes, and “Confidence Confidant”, an original radio drama by Eva C. Schegulla based on the true-story of Kate Warne, the first female Pinkerton detective, who used her similar knack for disguise and deception in the service of justice rather than crime.
  • In July, our Summer Mystery show featured “Mrs. Hudson Investigates”, in which Sherlock Holmes’ landlady Martha Hudson takes a case herself after the famous detective disappears, and “The Adventure of the Empty House”, set three years after Holmes’ death at the hands of Professor Moriarty, when the late detective’s friend and diarist Dr. Watson tries to work out a notorious and seemingly impossible case.
  • In early August, the Post-Meridian Radio Players reprised the Gender-Swapped Star Trek: episode we performed at the Arisia science-fiction convention in January, “The Enterprise Incident”. In Mindy Klenoff's adaptation of this Original Series episode Ms. Spock finds her loyalties tested when the Enterprise ventures into Romulan space, and the crew of the Enterprise find themselves at the mercy of a Romulan fleet led by a male commander.
  • On August 23d, PMRP reprised our original adaptation of “The Cask of Amontillado” at the Somerville Media Center’s pop-up performance space VOX POP in Assembly Square, Somerville. Naomi Ibasitas directed Mare Freed’s adaptation, which transplants Poe’s classic tale to the Roaring Twenties.
  • On October 10, PMRP reprised “Hurst of Hurstcote” at Stonehurst, the Robert Treat Paine Estate, in Waltham, originally performed as part of Tomes of Terror: Lenore in 2017. For full details including ticket information, see Stonehurst’s own page about the event. (For a copy of the program, you can see our very minimal event page.)
  • Around Halloween in October/November, we presented Tomes of Terror: Beyond Grimm, featuring four hair-raising folk tales (one of them also hare-raising) from around the world: “A Hare-Raising Tale” by Naomi Hinchen, “The Myling” by Adrian Cory, “The Boy Who Drew Cats” by Greg Lam, and “La Siguanaba” by Liz Salazar.
  • In December, we we again performed 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. This gets better every year, and this year we also presented a featurette on the importance of safety at Christmastime.


  • Our performance at Arisia in January 2018 was another gender-swapped take on Star Trek. We adapted the episode “Amok Time”, in which Ms. Spock undergoes the periodic Vulcan phenomenon known as pon farr, which shatters her rational self-control and compels her to return to Vulcan and take a husband. But her fiancé makes a choice that puts both her and Captain Jane T. Kirk at risk.
  • In April, our Spring Adventure show, Lest We Forget, featured “Double Deception”, an original story featuring the WWII-era comic-book superhero War Nurse, who fights Nazis by caring for allied forces in her day job, and then goes undercover to fight Nazis with her wits and fists along with her Commandos, and two companion pieces, “Blow That Whistle” and “Hey Cabbie” originally produced in 1947 by the Anti-Defamation League’s Institute for Democratic Education on the themes of American values of tolerance and pluralism.
  • In July, our Summer Mystery show was Moriarty’s Mysteries, featuring Vera Wolfe in “The Boy Who Cried Wolfe,” a gender-swapped adaptation of a Nero Wolfe radio drama originally broadcast in 1950, Arsène Lupin in “Sherlock Holmes Arrives Too Late,” and Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson in “The Final Problem.”
  • In August, we had a one-day reprise of our gender-swapped take on the classic Star Trek episode “Amok Time”, originally performed at the 2018 Arisia science-fiction convention.
  • While this wasn’t a performance, in September, we hosted an audio postproduction class.
  • In October, we presented The Van Helsing Chronicles, pairing original adaptations of Richard Marsh’s The Beetle and Bram Stoker’s Dracula, hosted by Prof. Van Helsing.


  • Our performance at Arisia in January 2017 was another gender-swapped take on Star Trek. We adapted the episode “The Naked Time”, in which some contagion spreads madness among the crew of the Enterprise, causing them one by one to lose their inhibitions and threatening the crews lives as well as their sanity.
  • In April, the Post-Meridian Radio Players presented the beloved children’s story Peter Pan in an original adaptation for radio drama. (We had family-friendly fun activities before the matinées.)
  • In June, we reprised January’s gender-swapped Star Trek episode, “The Naked Time”.
  • In July, PMRP presented our seventh annual Summer Radio Mystery Theatre program, with radio-drama adaptations of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes story ”A Scandal in Bohemia” and a gender-swapped adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”.
  • Our Halloween show was Tomes of Terror: Lenore!, featuring adaptations of works by Poe and other writers of Gothic horror.
  • For one weekend only in early December, we presented our original adaptation of the 1964 Christmas B-movie, Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, of UHF and MST3K fame, in which Martians kidnap Santa Claus (along with a couple of Earth children) to bring joy back to their lethargic children.



  • Our performance at Arisia in January 2015 was another gender-swapped take on Star Trek. This time we’ll be adapting the episode “Space Seed”, in which the Enterpise is menaced by a genetically engineered superwoman from 20th-Century Earth, Khan Noonien Singh, and Capt. Jane Kirk and Ms. Spock had to try to save the Federation from a return to the horrors of the past.
  • Our first Spring Adventure Spectacular (March 2015) featured gentleman-thief Arsène Lupin in “The Mysterious Traveler” and foppish English nobleman Sir Percy Blakeney saving French nobles from the guillotine as his secret alter-ego “The Scarlet Pimpernel”.
  • In June, PMRP reprised our Arisia performance of director Mindy Klenoff’s gender-swapped take on the Star Trek episode “Space Seed”.
  • In July, 2015’s Summer Radio Mystery Theatre show was Night of the Super Sleuths (Except When It’s a Matinée) featuring Hercule Poirot in “Death Wears a Mask”, “Lady Molly of Scotland Yard” in “The Frewin Miniatures”, and Sherlock Holmes in “The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton”.
  • In October, 2015’s Hallowe’en show was Monster in the Mirror, featuring original adaptations "The Frankenstein Murders" and "Dr. Jeckyll & Miss Hyde".


  • Our performance at Arisia in January 2014 was a gender-swapped adaptation of the 1960s Star Trek episode “The Trouble with Tribbles” featuring a harried Captain Jane T. Kirk and her science officer, Ms. Spock. There was an encore performance in May.
  • In July our annual Summer Radio Mystery Theatre presented "Super Sleuths!" featuring Hercule Poirot in "The Case of the Careless Victim", Lady Molly of Scotland Yard in "The Ninescore Mystery" and Sherlock Holmes in "Sherlock Holmes and the Whitechapel Murders".
  • In October we featured Tomes of Terror: Nevermore containing four original adaptations of Edgar Allen Poe's works featuring "The Raven", "The Masque of the Red Death", "The Fall of the House of Usher" and finally "The Cask of Amontillado".



  • In May of 2012 we presented our Spring Sci-Fi Spectacular, with a reprise of our Red Shift episode “Havoc over Holowood” and our version of “The Day the Earth Stood Still” as originally adapted for Lux Radio Theater.
  • In July of 2012 we presented the the Summer Radio Mystery Theatre ’12, featuring our versions of “Gracie Takes Up Crime-Solving” from Burns & Allen, “Sorry, Wrong Number” from Suspense, and “The Hound of the Baskervilles” from CBS Radio Mystery Theatre.
  • And in October 2012 we presented three original works in Tomes of Terror: New Arrivals featuring “Shivers on Highway 61”, “The Crasher”, and “The Red Line”.



  • It’s go time! Our performance at Arisia in January 20109 was an episode of our original series Red Shift: Interplanetary Do-Gooder, titled “The Upgrade Ultimatum”.
  • In October 2010 we returned to the Rooftop Gardens Auditorium of the old Putnam-Moore Department Store in downtown Boston for the Big Broadcast of 1946, and another installation of Tomes of Terror, presenting our version of “But Oh! What Happened to Hutchings!” and the original drama “The Sirens of War”.


  • Our performance at Arisia in January 2009 was an episode of our original series Red Shift: Interplanetary Do-Gooder, titled “Dance of the Duplicates”. We were accompanied by the cast of Second Shift performing “Dreams”, and participated in a panel on radio drama in New England.
  • In October 2009 we went back to the Golden Age of Radio, to the Rooftop Gardens Auditorium of the old Putnam-Moore Department Store in downtown Boston for the Big Broadcast of 1938, including the true story of the Martian Invasion of Boston during the War of the Worlds!


  • It’s go time! Our performance at Arisia in January 2008 was an episode of our original series Red Shift: Interplanetary Do-Gooder, titled “Havoc over Holowood”.
  • In October 2008 we presented Tomes of Terror 3, featuring our recreations of a Hallowe’en episode of The Baby Snooks Show and “The Tell-Tale Heart” as adapted for Nightfall and “Reynardine”, an original adaptation of Athan Y. Chilton's short story “The Ballad of Reynardine”.
  • And we closed out the year with another original Red Shift episode, “Countdown to Chaos”, and a reprise of our recreation of “Chicken Heart” for Boston’s First Night celebration.


  • It’s go time! Our performance at Arisia in January 2007 was an episode of our original series Red Shift: Interplanetary Do-Gooder, titled “The Terror of Terra-Khan”.
  • In October 2007 we presented Tomes of Terror 2, featuring “Halloween Party” from Our Miss Brooks and “Carmilla” and “The Stone Ship” from Nightfall


  • Our performance at Arisia in January 2006 was a recreation of the classic Lights Out! episode “Chicken Heart”. You can buy a CD at our CD Baby store.
  • In October 2006 we presented our first Tomes of Terror anthology, featuring “Gildersleeve's Halloween Party” from Fibber McGee and Molly and “The Maid’s Bell” and “The Monkey’s Paw”, both originally performed on Nightfall.