Night of the Living Dead with The King in Yellow

Tickets are available from our Tickets page.
Performances: Friday, October 20, 2023, at 8:00pm at in Davis Square
Saturday, October 21, 2023, at 2:00pm in Davis Square (pay-what-you-can matinée)
Saturday, October 21, 2023, at 8:00pm in Davis Square (evening)
Friday, October 27, 2023, at 7:30pm in Watertown
Saturday, October 28, 2023, at 7:30pm in Watertown
Sunday, October 29, 2023, at 1:30pm in Watertown (matinée)
Guild Church (formerly Boston Brunch Church), 204 Elm Street, Somerville (for auditions, rehearsals, and the first weekend’s performances)
Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal St., Watertown (for the second weekend’s performances)

For Halloween 2023, the Post Meridian Radio Players are proud to present two radio plays, each tying in with a classic part of the English-language horror tradition!

In Hannah Baker and Pooja Usgaonkar’s original horror-comedy The King in Yellow, a local community theater comes together to put on The King in Yellow, a notorious play of mysterious provenance that is rumored to drive its readers mad. As production continues, mishaps pile up, and tensions among the cast and crew come to a boil, but is it just bad luck, or something more sinister? The eponymous play was imagined by horror writer Robert W. Chambers in the 1890s for his book of short stories of the same title, and then incorporated by later writers into the Cthulhu Mythos.

And in our reprise of Jay Sekora’s radio-drama adaptation of the classic George A. Romero film Night of the Living Dead, a group of people try to survive, and struggle to cooperate, as they are besieged in a remote farmhouse by living corpses that have risen from the grave. The original film — in the public domain due to accidents and quirks of the law at the time of its release — created the modern zombie genre in Western filmmaking almost single-handedly. Our adaptation was originally presented in 2013 along with “Ghost Hunt”, and we are happy to be able to bring it to audiences again.

Both audio plays will be presented on stage in the style of old-time radio with actors in front of microphones and sound effects performed live by our talented Foley artists!

Cast and Crew

The King in Yellow

Directed by Hannah Baker
Written by Hannah Baker and Pooja Usgaonkar
Based on the stories by Robert W. Chambers

The Director ..... Sara Dion
The Technical Director ..... Chloe Melville
The Stage Manager ..... Elizabeth Ross
Connie ..... Mollie Bourne
Louis ..... Elijah Baker
Alec ..... Patrick Neal
Foley Artists ..... Simone Agha
Amelia Smith
Masks ..... Elizabeth Ross

Night of the Living Dead

Directed and adapted by Jay Sekora
from the original film script by George A. Romero and John A. Russo
Originally performed by PMRP in October, 2013

Ben ..... Alex Gorowara
Barbra ..... Elly Berke
Harry ..... Ted Overholt
Helen ..... Mare Freed
Tom ..... Joev Dubach
Judy ..... Joye Thaller
Ensemble ..... Alex Bazis
Madison Canfora
Kimberly Dauber
Caroline Debrota
Sue Downing
Peter Duerst
Shawyoun Shaidani
Jacob Sommer
Foley Artists ..... Kitty Drexel
Jaimie Carlson


Producer ..... Pooja Usgaonkar
Stage Manager ..... Jaclyn Wilson
Foley Coordinator ..... Simone Agha
Sound Engineer ..... Ray Zaslow
Sound Board Op ..... Jay Sekora
Graphic Designer ..... Pooja Usgaonkar
Sound Designer ..... Chloe Melville
Jeremy Holstein
House Manager (Somerville) ..... Sally Lahoud