THE MYSTERIOUS OLD RADIO LISTENING SOCIETY

Picture of an vintage radio - the dial is replaced by a picture of Nikola Tesla and in the background is an otherworldly Martian landscape.

THE MYSTERIOUS OLD RADIO LISTENING SOCIETY

Upcoming: Sept 21, Oct 19, Nov 16

Performances take place at 7:30 PM on Zoom.

Presented by Ghoulish Delights and Park Square Theatre

Park Square Theatre is delighted to continue partnering with The Mysterious Old Radio Listening Society to present their modern and entertaining take on the classic radio show. Instead of coming through the airwaves, the broadcast will come to you via Zoom! While we look forward to gathering again in the theatre where we belong, until then we are excited to come together online once a month to escape into the golden age of radio with a rotation of lost episodes, original works and literary adaptations. Every month, the MORLS cast will present two radio plays via a live stream, with live introductions, a pre-recorded episode, and an interactive post-show discussion.

Up Next!
OLD-TIME RADIO: SCI-FI
Sept 21, 7:30 PM

This month, the Mysterious Old Radio Listening Society brings you a science fiction double-feature written, performed, and produced in the style of old-time radio.

Our first play is “Watchbird” from the original MORLS series Future Crash, adapted from a story by Robert Sheckley. In the not-so-distant future, human beings invent a sentient drone capable of detecting and stopping murder before it happens. Will the Watchbirds usher in a new era of global peace or herald the destruction of humanity?

Next, we present “Young Tesla and the Prehistoric Conundrum” from another original MORLS series, Strange History, written by Joshua English Scrimshaw. The genius of Nikola Tesla is well-known, but one curious interlude in the inventor’s life has never been told… until now! At the age of seventeen, Nikola Tesla traveled back in time to learn the secret genesis of humankind. Instead, the young scientist discovered a mysterious man who claimed to be his arch-foe: Thomas Alva Edison! What happened in the distant past and how did it change the future? Find out in this thrilling lesson from… Strange History!

How does it work?

      • Ticket holders will receive an email in advance with the invitation to the Zoom meeting.
      • The Virtual Lobby for the performance will open at 7:30 PM, and the program will begin at shortly after as all are assembled.
      • This experience will only be available to ticket holders.
      • A recording of the radio plays (not including the post-show conversation) will be made available to the ticket holders for a limited time after the show.

Sept 21 | 7:30 pm
Oct 19 | 7:30 pm
Nov 16 | 7:30 pm

All tickets $15

Shanan Custer is half of the 2 Sugars Show (with Carolyn Pool) that includes their Ivey Award winning show 2 Sugars, Room for Cream, their Park Square 2018-2019 season opener hit Sometimes There’s Wine and — coming soon — Bad Things, Good Whiskey. Other original work includes the 2018 MN Fringe Golden Lanyard Winning musical Not Fair, May Lady! (with Colleen Somerville and Anita Ruth).

Joshua English Scrimshaw  is the co-founder of the Twin Cities-based all-ages theater company Comedy Suitcase, and the dance and physical comedy troupe English Scrimshaw Theatrical Novelties. Joshua has been called “a clever and inventive voice in Twin Cities comedy theater” by The Star Tribune, and “a modern day Buster Keaton” by mnartists.org. When not making comedy, Joshua enjoys performing and listening to old-time radio with his Mysterious Old Radio Listening Society pals.

Tim Uren has been performing, writing, and directing theater at festivals and small venues in the Twin Cities for over 25 years. Along the way, has worked with companies such as Theater Pro Rata, the Brave New Workshop, and Theater in the Round. In 2013, he established Ghoulish Delights, a theater company dedicated to bringing tales of horror and suspense to Twin Cities stages. Additionally, Uren has written and designed for board games, including Arkham Horror and Eldritch Horror.

Eric Webster is an actor, producer and writer for stage, radio and television for 25 years. On stage credits include; Guthrie Theater, Park Square Theatre, Artistry Theater, Workhaus Collective, Paul Bunyan Playhouse, Pioneer Place Theater. He also directs Theater and Improv for the Centennial School District. He is the creator of the original radio theater drama Shades Brigade.

Tickets

To ensure the health and safety of Park Square patrons and staff, the ticket office is temporarily closed for in-person and phone service.

Please email tickets@parksquaretheatre.org, or buy online anytime.

If you leave a message at 651.291.7005, please leave an email address where you can be reached.

Thanks, and stay well!

Tickets

To ensure the health and safety of Park Square patrons and staff, the ticket office is temporarily closed for in-person and phone service.

Please email tickets@parksquaretheatre.org, or buy online anytime.

If you leave a message at 651.291.7005, please leave an email address where you can be reached.

Thanks, and stay well!

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