Players Radio Theatre
“The Visitor,” from the novel by Carl Randau and Leane Zugsmithby and adapted for Players Radio Theatre by Stephen Wagner
How well do you know your friends… your family? How well do they know you? Do you think that if they hadn’t seen you at all in four years that you would have changed so much that they wouldn’t recognize you? Or… after four years, could someone who looks a bit like you take your place? That’s the question facing an eighteen-year-old we’ll call Bud Owen.
Featuring the voice talents of Michael Beehm as “Bud Owen,” Stephen Wagner as “Mack Burrell,” Jeff Hartz as “David,” Marilee Ensign as “Judith,” Ally Priore as “Ellen,” Andy Metz as “Joe,” Sarah Crill as “Mary Louise,” Denise Morganti as “Mrs. Callahan,” and James Gifford as “Mr. Sterling.”
“Other People’s Dreams” by Jim Cort
Have you ever had a dream that was so vivid that upon waking you had the feeling that it was real — that it really happened? For David Conklin, an ordinary actuary for an insurance company and current occupant of cell six of the county jail, he not only believes that his recurring dream is real, but that it might have a hold on his life. Worse yet, this dream is an unimaginable nightmare.
Featuring the voice talents of Suzanne Rodio as “Zanelli,” Joe Schmidt as “Dusty,” Shane Reed as “Conklin,” Pat Stone as “Petrie,” and Mark Hanna as “The Old Man.”
“The Virus,” based on “One Hundred Thousand Diameters” by Wyllis Cooper, adapted for Players Radio Theatre by Stephen Wagner
Everyone is saying that we are living in challenging times, due in no small part to the COVID-19 pandemic. But if you think the COVID virus is bad… wait until you hear what the researchers in this little laboratory have cooked up. You may want to go out and get something more substantial than a mask….
Featuring the voice talents of Jim Revenaugh as “Judd,” Deb Martin as “Jean,” Mark Hanna as “Kurt,” and Art Felshaw as “Patterson.”
“Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Tolling Bell”
Holmes and Watson were intent on relaxing on holiday in Conforth when they are interrupted by a serious of mysterious deaths that puts the famous detective in pursuit of one of the most subtly evil powers he’s ever confronted.
Featuring the voice talents of Rick Stoodley as “Sherlock Holmes,” Michael Beehm as “Dr. Watson,” Denise Morganti as “Mrs. Michol,” Hana Meyers as “Mary,” Linda LaPorte-Stoodley as “Mrs. Lakland,” Stephen Wagner as “Gilly,” and Joseph Scott as “Tom.”
“The Dweller in the Darkness” A Play of the Unknown
Toward the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, mediums, séances, and other means of attempting to contact the dead were popular parlor activities. This story is the tale of a haunted house and one such séance, although the renters of this particular house do not yet know their home is haunted.
Featuring the voice talents of Marilee Ensign as “Mrs. Vyner,” Michael O’Brien as “Henry,” Carrie Bostick as “Phillis,” Steven Handzel as “Mr. Mortimer,” Eric Almleaf as “Mr. Vyner,” and Stephen Wagner as “Professor Urquhart.”
“The Noble Lord” by Percival Wilde
The Maine woods might seem to be a strange place for a meeting between a young woman and an English Lord. So was the encounter merely chance or did someone have a hopeful plan?
Featuring the voice talents of Joseph Scott as the “English Lord,” Sarah Crill as “the Young Woman,” and Stephen Wagner as “Peters.”
“The Beggar and the King” by Winthrop Parkhurst
It seems the gulf between the haves and the have-nots has always been with us. In this case, the time is long ago, and the setting is the palace of the king of a great country. It’s a rather hot day in the kingdom, and although his royal highness, sitting on his golden throne, is being fanned furiously by his faithful servant, an age-old disturbance from outside the palace gates is about to make the king lose his cool.
Featuring the voice talents of James Gifford as “The King,” Wayne Seifried as “Lionel,” and Mike D. Burke as “The Beggar.”
“The Reckoning” – by Percival Wilde
They say what goes around, comes around, even if, as in this story, it takes twelve years. The time is 1931 and the scene is a small barbershop, where men often go to get a close shave. For one particular customer, it might be closer than he ever imagined.
Featuring the voice talents of Joe Schmidt as “The Barber” and Rick Stoodley as “The Customer.”