AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS - Originally released 10/2/20
Project Audion's live-transcribed cross-continental Zoom-based production for October  is an episode from Orson Welles' Mercury Theatre On the Air from 1938. No, not the "War of the Worlds" which everyone knows, but "Around the World in 80 Days" which aired the week before. Welles, John Houseman, and Howard Koch condensed Jules Verne's 1872 novel into a fast-paced 60 minutes, and fewer than 20 characters (which we handle by doubling each actor's part.) Phileas Fogg's journey started October 2, 1872 at about 9 PM: Project Audion's recreation premieres exactly 148 years later!
In our sterling cast:
Paul Arbisi / Illinois
John Bell / Alabama
Norman Cline / Kentucky
Aileen Corpos / Texas
Dana Gonsalves / Texas
Larry Groebe / Texas
Pete Lutz / Texas
Les Marsden / California
Pete Lutz directed, and Larry Groebe produced
ORIG. REL. 5/31/20 with the following commentary:
WELCOME TO SEASON TWO OF OLD-TIME RADIO ESSENTIALS!
Well, friends, here we are, two or three (or four) months into this COVID-19 pandemic, so Paul, Dave and I decided to kick off our second season with something reflecting the times. And so we present "The Peoria Plague", a one-shot original radio drama about an alien invasion and deadly plague that was produced by radio station WUHN in Peoria, Illinois, in 1972. While it has familiar overtones of "The War of the Worlds" 1938 broadcast, this program seems to have had no effect whatsoever to radio audiences of its day -- we could find nothing that reported how listeners reacted. Anyway, we three discuss that and many other things about this broadcast, and we hope you enjoy it. Remember to stay safe, keep your social distance, and DON'T DRINK THE TAP WATER! (P.S. watch out for Zombies...)
In a Dystopian society where poets, artists, and other members of the creative community have been declared obsolete, a young poet faces a trial for his life.
Sole Twin Audios presents another Suspense recreation! This one is set in a Dystopian society and was chosen because of its Twilight Zone vibe! "2462" was produced and directed by Rachel Pulliam with sound design and effects by J. S. Farrington.
Incidental music was by Ross Bernhardt, with the Suspense theme composed by Bernard Herrmann and re-imagined and performed by David Krause.
Featured in the cast were:
Geri Elliff as Announcer
Robin Robbins as 108303715
Jake McAskill as the Young Guard
Jonathan Lee Taylor as the Lieutenant
Dean T. Moody as the Old Guard
The Saint - "the Robin Hood of modern crime" and star of scores of books, TV shows, movies, and also a well-remembered radio series - is Project Audion's latest radio recreation. Vincent Price was urbanely brilliant as Simon Templar on the radio, but he only came to the show in 1947. The first series aired in 1945 with Edgar Barrier, and no recordings exist.
Project Audion's vintage script of the episode "The Million Dollar Day" was only the 4th-ever episode. This Saint has sidekicks! We were also lucky to speak with Saint expert Ian Dickerson in England for a pre-show interview, and doubly lucky to locate a still-working SONOVOX (and experienced operator Ken Justiss) to recreate the once-famous sound effect of the "Bromo-Seltzer Train."
Our transcontinental transcription recording session was challenged by electrical storms and some camera glitches, but we pulled it off!
Our cast includes:
THE SAINT: Les Marsden, CA
HOPPY/JANITOR: Pete Lutz, TX
PATRICIA: Rhiannon McAfee, CA
MONTEIRO: Dana Gonsalves, TX
KUZELA: Frank Guglielmelli, PA
FERNACK/ANNOUNCER: John Bell, AL
Mr. Lutz directed this episode, and Larry Groebe produced, managed sound, and growled.
Old Time Radio Theatre offers our very first holiday episode, “Holiday Affair” from Lux Radio Theatre! When a widowed comparison shopper attempts to return a toy train, a smitten store clerk is fired and she finds herself caught in a love-triangle during the Christmas season. SOLE TWIN AUDIOS
With the voice talents of Gina Moravec, John Farrington, Dorothy Farrington, Karl Werner, Jack West, Wyatt Henry, Alexxandra Macedo, Eleiece Krawiec, Jerry Kokich, Ever Lui, and Tiffany Perdue.
Incidental music was composed by Ross Bernhardt.
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