The Doomsday Machine

This coming Friday (8pm) and Saturday (2pm and 8pm) we're reprising our gender-swapped take on the classic Star Trek episode “The Doomsday Machine”, first performed in January at the 2024 Arisia science-fiction convention.

There will be a talkback with the director and cast after Friday’s performance.

While we will happily take donations, attendence is free, and no reservations are required; just show up at Guild Church!

Read more to learn more about the show and see the cast and crew! We hope to see you there!

Auditions for The Thirteenth Mystery

Audition signups are open for our summer mysteries, featuring our recreation of the classic radio drama “The Thin Man”, adapted and directed by Jeremy Holstein, and original adaptations of Arsène Lupin in “The Black Pearl”, adapted by Michael Lin and directed by Jamie Lin, and of the 1916 feminist classic play “Trifles”, adapted by Phoebe Roberts and directed by Hannah Baker.

Parts will be available for both voice and Foley roles.

Performances will be on two weekends from July 19-28, 2024, in Somerville and in Watertown.

Read more to learn how to audition, and then sign up here for an audition slot!

Also, tickets are still available for Watertown performances of our spring show this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, featuring the original cold-war spy drama “Women Behind the Curtain” plus our recreation of the 1948 short radio play “The Outcasts”.

Tickets for our spring show now available!

Tickets and reservations are now available for our spring show — local author Michael Lin’s Cold-War spy thriller, “Women Behind the Curtain”, accompanied by our recreation of the 1948 radio play “The Outcasts”.

In Michael Lin’s original spy thriller “Women Behind the Curtain”, directed by Jay Sekora, a French spy in the Soviet Union finds unexpected allies — and unexpected enemies!

And in “The Outcasts”, directed by Kitty Drexel, a group of homeowners wonder whether prospective homebuyers are the kinds of neighbors they want — and one of them has to decide whether to risk speaking her mind.

You can learn more about the show on its page, and you can find links to buy tickets (or to make a seat reservation for the first weekend and pay at the door) on our Tickets page, but here’s the short form:

Seeking radio-drama adaptations of H. G. Wells works for Halloween 2024 anthology

The Post-Meridian Radio Players, based in Eastern Massachusetts, is seeking one to two original script adaptations of the novels or short stories of H.G. Wells. PMRP’s work pays homage to the golden age of radio, and our productions take place as staged readings before a live audience, with sound effects performed live. Since 2006, we have brought original and public domain radio plays to life in our distinctive format, which includes script-in-hand actors and live foley artists.

Our 2024 Halloween anthology will honor the science fiction works of author H.G.Wells. We are inviting submissions of 50–60-minute adaptations of Wells’ novels or 25–30-minute adaptations of Wells’ shorter works. Submission is free, and playwrights can submit more than one adaptation, so long as all are H. G. Wells’ canon.

Read more to learn about the process and how to submit a script! We look forward to reading your submission!

Auditions — Women Behind the Curtain

Audition signups are open for our Spring show, featuring Michael Lin’s original Cold-War spy thriller, “Women Behind the Curtain”, plus a recreation of the classic Lest we Forget episode “The Outcasts” from 1948.

Parts will be available for both voice and Foley roles.

Performances will be on two weekends from April 19-27, 2024, in Somerville and in Watertown.

Read more to learn how to audition, and then sign up here for an audition slot!

Women Behind the Curtain

Our Spring show will be the premiere of local author Michael Lin’s Cold-War spy thriller, “Women Behind the Curtain”, accompanied by our recreation of the 1948 radio play “The Outcasts”.

In Michael Lin’s original spy thriller “Women Behind the Curtain”, directed by Jay Sekora, a French spy in the Soviet Union finds unexpected allies — and unexpected enemies!

And in “The Outcasts”, directed by Kitty Drexel, a group of homeowners wonder whether prospective homebuyers are the kinds of neighbors they want — and one of them has to decide whether to risk speaking her mind.

Read more to learn more about the show, and check back here soon for tickets and reservations!

Announcing the PMRP Podcast!

The PMRP podcast will feature past performances from our almost two decade history, many heard here for the first time!

You'll be able to listen to episodes such as:

  • Red Shift, Interplanetary Do-Gooder!
  • Tomes of Terror!
  • Our Summer Mysteries, including Sherlock Holmes, Lady Molly and Arsène Lupin!
  • A new serial produced for this podcast, The Madmen's Guild by Isaiah Plovnick!
  • And more surprises!

Episodes will be posted bi-weekly, every other Wednesday, at https://pmrppodcast.buzzsprout.com/. (Right now, you can listen to the podcast trailer.) Don't miss them!

Tickets for our Halloween show now available!

We are very excited to be performing “Night of the Living Dead” — our adaptation of the classic film — along with an original horror-comedy, “The King in Yellow”, and tickets and reservations are now available!

This show will have three performances in Davis Square on October 20th and 21st (including both a matinée and an evening show on Saturday the 21st), and three performances in Watertown on October 27th, 28th, and a matinée show on Sunday the 29th. How to buy tickets (or make reservations) depends on which performance you’re attending, so head to our Tickets page for the details!

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