THE MYSTERIOUS OLD RADIO LISTENING SOCIETY

THE MYSTERIOUS OLD RADIO LISTENING SOCIETY

Presented by Ghoulish Delights and Park Square Theatre

The Mysterious Old Radio Listening Society at Park Square Theatre

Park Square Theatre and Ghoulish Delights present The Mysterious Old Radio Listening Society – now back on stage or streaming live!

FALL-WINTER DATES

October 25, 7:30 PM – Proscenium Stage | With pre-show music by Dennis Curley
November 22, 7:30 PM – Boss Stage
December 20, 7:30 PM – Boss Stage
January 24, 7:30 PM – Boss Stage

The Mysterious Old Radio Listening Society presents classic plays from the Golden Age of Radio, performed in the style of a vintage radio broadcast, including commercials, music, and live sound effects. Along with the radio recreations, the team offers up introductory historical notes, witty banter, and nerdy trivia that brings the audience into their deep understanding and love of the radio genre.

Back in person after keeping us entertained virtually throughout the pandemic, Park Square is so excited to have MORLS back on stage! Follow their podcast at www.ghoulishdelights.com.

Show Details

October 25: Dracula

Come half an hour early for pre-show tunes by the fabulous Dennis Curley!

The Society celebrates its return to Park Square with Orson Welles’ 1938 adaptation of Dracula and the debut installment of a four-part original serial, “The Green Menace!”

“Dracula” from Mercury Theater on the Air (1938): This  frantically-paced one hour adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula introduced the listening public to Orson Welles’ Mercury Theater on the Air and paved the way for his infamous “War of the Worlds” broadcast. Thrilling and historic in equal measure, this is a must-hear radio play.

“The Green Menace, Episode 1” from Mysterious Assignment (Premiere): When retired secret agent Gladys Brinkman vanishes off the face of the Earth, Central Intelligence fears the worst. Has the United States’ most valuable asset defected? The first episode in a new serial created by Joshua English Scrimshaw and Tim Uren.  Just like current serial television shows, the Green Menace will have recaps at the beginning of each episode. Videos of previous episodes will also be available in case you miss one!

November 22: Calamities and Curses

The Society brings you two original tales of supernatural peril, and the second installment of our four-part serial, “The Green Menace!”

“Song of the Bittersweet” from the MORLS original series Dead Men’s Tales (Encore Performance): A mysterious stowaway heralds doom for the embattled crew of the Bittersweet. Eric Webster’s chilling tale of death at sea was originally written and recorded during lockdown for presentation via Zoom. This is the play’s first live performance!

“Runestones are a Girl’s Best Friend” from the MORLS original series Jimmy Montague, Antiquarian for Hire (Premiere): Jimmy investigates the occult activities of Boss Karswell, a gangster with a knack for summoning demons. Joshua English Scrimshaw reimagines James’ 1911 story “Casting the Runes” as a hardboiled thriller. 

“The Green Menace, Episode #2” from Mysterious Assignment (Premiere): A startling discovery confirms Agent Brinkman’s worst fears! The second installment of a four-part serial created by Joshua English Scrimshaw and Tim Uren.   

December 20: The Mysterious Old Radio Holiday Special!

The Society celebrates the season with a festive holiday special packed with mystery, humor and more! 

“The Mysterious Old Radio Holiday Special” (Premiere): Eric and Shanan invite Tim and Joshua over for Christmas! There are drinks, banter, presents, and, of course, old-time radio. This unique production combines the holiday specials of a bygone era with the Society’s signature brand of comedy, mystery, and suspense!

“The Green Menace, Episode 3” from Mysterious Assignment (Premiere): Agents Brinkman and Ship fight for their lives against an unearthly enemy! The penultimate chapter of a four-part serial created by Joshua English Scrimshaw and Tim Uren.   

January 24: Mystery and Espionage

The Society brings you two original tales of crime and intrigue, including the finale of our four-part serial, “The Green Menace!”

The Silence of Death” from the MORLS original series Mr. and Mrs. Nighthawk (Encore Performance): A wise-cracking heiress and her hardboiled chauffeur join flirtatious forces to unravel the sinister plot of a criminal known only as The Whispering Man! Joshua English Scrimshaw’s romantic crime fighting comedy was originally written and recorded during lockdown for presentation via Zoom. This is the play’s first live performance!

“The Green Menace, Episode 4” from Mysterious Assignment (Premiere): Agents Brinkman and Ship pursue the Green Menace to Washington D.C. where they discover the only way to save the world is to betray their country! The shocking full-length conclusion to the four-part serial created by Joshua English Scrimshaw and Tim Uren.

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