Cancelled: Sadly, due to HVAC problems at the Waltham Public Library, all events there have had to be cancelled this weekend, and we can no longer perform “The Final Problem” on Saturday, May 13th, as planned. However, the rest of Watch City Steampunk Festival is still happening, and PMRP very much encourages you still to attend. I have it on good authority that Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, both of whom are good friends of PMRP, will be perambulating the festival, and as the Festival is a free event, they will be waiving their usual fee, should you have any mysteries that need investigation.
These are shows which don’t fit (or don’t fit neatly) into one of our established series. Often, they are longer-form radio dramas such as 2016’s Alice in Wonderland. Sometimes, they bend the mold of an existing series somewhat; for instance, our 2015 Hallowe’en show, Monster in the Mirror differed from our Tomes of Terror format in having two segments with a shared theme rather than three unrelated stories.
On Friday, August 23, 2019, PMRP reprised our original adaptation of “The Cask of Amontillado” at the Somerville Media Center’s pop-up performance space VOX POP at 431 Artisan Way in Assembly Square, Somerville. The performance was at 7:00pm and lasted about an hour (including a Q-and-A session following the performance). Their calendar of events had more details.
On October 10, PMRP will be reprising “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 even or the program for the event (4MB PDF).
(8pm performances on all dates, plus a 2pm matinée on Saturday the 6th. Thursday the 11th will be a pay-what-you-can night.)
Location: Boston Brunch Church (formerly Responsible Grace), 204 Elm Street, Somerville.
The Post-Meridian Radio Players are proud to announce our Spring show, “Filibus: The Mysterious Sky Pirate,” and “Confidence Confidant” — two adventure stories featuring daring women of disguise and intrigue!
This December, The Post-Meridian Radio Players will be presenting an 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 the earth and bring him to Mars to make toys so their children can be kids again. Can Santa bring joy to the Martian children and still get back to Earth in time for Christmas? This is a family-friendly event and at least for the matinée we will have some fun kids’ activities before the show.
Performances: Six performances from October 20-21 and 26-28 at Responsible Grace Church, 204 Elm Street, Somerville. Performances will be at 8pm, except that Saturday the 21st will have both a 2pm matinée and an 8pm evening performance.
Tickets: You can buy tickets in advance, or make a reservation to pay at the door, on our Tickets page.
Our 2016 Hallowe’en show, Tomes of Terror: Campfire Tales, brings together a collection of urban legends, ghost stories, and other chilling campfire tales. Tomes of Terror: Campfire Tales will be performed on October 21-22 and 27-29.
In March and April of 2016, we presented an original full-length adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic tale of nonsense and whimsy, Alice in Wonderland, adapted by Mindy Klenoff and Jeremy Holstein and directed by Mindy Klenoff. For this performance, we managed to do all sound effects fully practical. The matinées featured games and activities for our younger audience members.
Our 2015 Hallowe’en show, Monster in the Mirror, brought together two original adaptations of classic tales of terror on the topic of the horrors we may keep submerged within us—and the dreadful cost when they come out. The show featured “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Miss Hyde” as adapted by Tegan Kehoe and directed by Jess Viator and “The Frankenstein Murders”, adapted by Michael McAfee and directed by Liz Salazar.