Santa Claus Conquers the Martians! One weekend only!

Our original adaptation of the dubious Christmas classic Santa Claus Conquers the Martians was so much fun for us and the audiences last year that we’re doing it again! Performances are Friday, December 7, at 8pm, and Saturday, December 8, at 2pm and again at 8pm, all at Unity Somerville on College Ave in Davis Square. Come see the spirit of Christmas wrap the red planet in a green bow! See the plucky Earth children match wits with the curmudgeonly Voldar! See Dropo find his true calling! But will Santa be able to get back to Earth in time for Christmas Eve, or will Earth have to give him up? It’s the same radio-drama improvement of the old UHF standby, this year with live sound effects! Tickets (or reservations, if you want to buy your ticket at the show) are available on our tickets page, and our event page has more information.

Follow-Up Statement Re: Arisia Convention Performances

We at the Post-Meridian Radio Players have been closely following and discussing the steps that the Arisia leadership have been taking in recent days to repair their relationship with their fans and collaborators,. We recognize the changes in Executive Board membership and are encouraged by the ongoing policy review, as well as pleased that the 2019 convention location has been changed in support of the striking workers of the Westin Boston Waterfront. After careful consideration, we have come to the belief that the changes made thus far are meaningful, sincere, and executed in good faith. (Read more for the rest of our statement.)

Public Statement Re: Arisia Convention Performances

We at the Post-Meridian Radio Players are committed to supporting Crystal Huff following her bringing to light the deeply upsetting actions taken by Arisia leadership to shield and promote her assailant.

As a performance group, we have long appreciated our working relationship with the Arisia convention. That relationship ends immediately, unless the called-for changes in leadership take place. (Read more for the rest of our statement.)

Audition for gender-swapped Star Trek at Arisia ’19!

The Post-Meridian Radio Players are thrilled to announce that we are seeking actors to perform in our next gender-swapped Star Trek episode — “The Enterprise Incident”! Most of the bridge crew are pre-cast, but several Romulan roles are available, as well as Ms. Sulu! (We’re seeking an Asian actress for that role.) Update: Audition sides are now available.

Auditions will be on October 3 in Somerville, and performances will be in January at the Arisia science-fiction conference with a reprise in Somerville in June. For more information and to reserve an audition spot, see our Auditions page.

Dracula and The Beetle come to Somerville this October in The Van Helsing Chronicles

This Halloween the Post-Meridian Radio Players are proud to present The Van Helsing Chronicles! Famed monster hunter Professor A. Van Helsing hosts and narrates two tales of Gothic horror in which he eventually also plays a role. We shall be presenting two stories, original adaptations of Richard Marsh's The Beetle and Bram Stoker's Dracula. Performances are October 19, 20, 25, 26, and 27. Read more on the event page!

Audio postproduction class, Saturday, September 29, 1pm

Ever wanted to learn how to work on the audio from live shows and studio projects? To get it from raw files to shows ready to delight new audiences? Well we're here to help!

PMRP is glad to announce we will be hosting a class on audio post-production on Saturday, September 29th from 1pm-3pm at Boston Brunch Church near Davis Square, taught by PMRP veteran Brad Smith. Learn more about the class here and then RSVP here to attend!

Audition for our Halloween show! (Also, listen to our free audio play, The Arrest of Arsène Lupin!)

This Halloween the Post-Meridian Radio Players return to the stage to present two tales of horror, murder, and the unnatural!  Join us as the skies grow dark and the wind turns chilly with The Van Helsing Chronicles! Famed monster hunter Professor A. van Helsing hosts and appears in two original adaptations of classic Gothic horror: Richard Marsh's The Beetle and Bram Stoker's Dracula.

We perform in the style of the Golden Age of Radio with actors on-book in front of microphones and sound effects produced onstage in front of a live audience.

Auditions will be on Monday, August 13, and Tuesday, August 14, with callbacks (if needed) on Thursday, August 16.  Performances will be from Oct. 19 through Oct. 27th in Somerville, MA.

There will be positions for both voice and foley artists!  PMRP encourages performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds to audition.  Those with disabilities are welcome to audition, although please note our rehearsal/performance space is not wheelchair accessible.

So if you want to try out for The Van Helsing Chronicles, sign up for an audition slot at: .

Please note that we cannot accept Equity members at this time.

Also, our newly released studio performance, The Arrest of Arsène Lupin, is now available to listen to for free! (We’ve also got more Lupin available for purchase on CD or as a digital download.)

Tickets and reservations available for “Moriarty’s Mysteries” this weekend and next!

PMRP’s annual Summer Mysteries is here with Moriarty’s Mysteries! Check out our anthology of great mysteries: Vera Wolfe in “The Boy Who Cried Wolfe”, Arsène Lupin in “Sherlock Holmes Arrives Too Late” and Sherlock Holmes in “The Final Problem.” Show dates are July 20 at 8pm, July 21 at 2pm and 8pm, then July 26-28 at 8pm. Thursday July 26 is Pay-What-You-Can Night!

Get your tickets here!


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