NBC BEST PLAYS: The Petrified Forest, originally aired 9-20-1953; remade for Sonic Summerstock Playhouse 2023 by the Narada Radio Company
In the midst of the Great Depression, Alan Squier, a failed writer, now a disillusioned, penniless drifter, wanders into a somewhat frowzy roadside diner in the remote town of Black Mesa, Arizona, at the edge of the Petrified Forest. Here he meets owner Jason Maple, his daughter Gabrielle, and Gramp, Jason's father, who regales anyone who will listen with stories of his adventures in the Old West with such characters as Billy the Kid. Eventually the diner is overrun by gangsters, headed up by Duke Mantee, who has escaped prison and is being chased down by the law.
The Petrified Forest was a 1935 stage play by Robert E. Sherwood, made into a 1936 film that starred the principal actors of the stage play, Leslie Howard (Squier) and Humphrey Bogart (Mantee).
Darren Rockhold as ANNOUNCER
Les Marsden as GRAMP MAPLE
Gino C. Vianelli as BOZE HERTZLINGER
Bobby Vela as the TELEGRAPH LINEMAN
Paul Arbisi as JASON MAPLE
Carole Krohn as GABBY MAPLE
Ebony Rose as PAULA
Chuck Wilson as MR. CHISHOLM
Stephanie Stearns Dulli as MRS. CHISHOLM
Carl Thomas as JOSEPH
David Ian as JACKIE and the RADIO VOICE
Dana Gonsalves as DUKE MANTEE
Duane Noch as RUBY
Tre' Minor as SLIM
Frank Guglielmelli as the LEGION COMMANDER
Pete Lutz as ALAN SQUIER
Music was sourced from the public domain.
Recorded over Zoom in July 2023, with actors from Texas, California, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Illinois. Originally released 8/13/23 on the Mutual Audio Network as a feature of the 2023 Sonic Summerstock Playhouse festival.
SONIC SUMMERSTOCK PLAYHOUSE '23:
Lux Radio Theatre's production of Kaufman & Hart's You Can't Take it With You, remade by the Narada Radio Company.
Tom Konkle as YOUR ANNOUNCER
Les Marsden as GRANDPA
Laura Mirsky as PENNY
Noah Diamond as TONY
Amanda Sisk as ALICE
Joe Martinez as CECIL B. DEMILLE
Victoria Fancki as ESSIE
Dana Gonsalves as ED
Debby Ramirez as RITA
Larry Groebe as PAUL
Scott McKinley AS MR. DEPINNA
Tre Minor as DONALD
Pete Lutz as KOLENKHOV
Alex Lagase as MR. KIRBY
Stephanie Stearns Dulli as MRS. KIRBY
John Bell as HENDERSON of the IRS
Ian Federgreen as the head J-MAN and
Geri Elliff as GRAND DUCHESS OLGA KATRINKA
Additional voices performed by Stephanie Stearns Dulli, John Bell, and Pete Lutz
Recorded over Zoom in July 2023, with actors from Texas, California, New Jersey, New York, Alabama and Illinois. Originally released 8/6/23 on the Mutual Audio Network as a feature of the 2023 Sonic Summerstock Playhouse festival.
SONIC SUMMERSTOCK PLAYHOUSE '23:
BBC Radio 1966 production of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, remade by the Narada Radio Company.
ANNOUNCER: Julia Eve
GEORGE was played by Dana Gonsalves
LENNIE by Les Marsden
with Pete Lutz as CANDY
Chuck Wilson as THE BOSS
Austin Hanna as CURLEY
Victoria Fancki as CURLEY'S WIFE
Norman Cline as SLIM
Paul Arbisi as CARLSON
Doug Fain as WHIT and
Carl Thomas as CROOKS
Produced & directed by Pete Lutz; mixed & mastered in Corpus Christi, TX by 63audio
Recorded over Zoom in June 2023, with actors from England, Texas, California, Kentucky and Illinois. Originally released 7/30/23 on the Mutual Audio Network as a feature of the 2023 Sonic Summerstock Playhouse festival.
S2 E6 - The Girl With the Silver Eyes - Part Two
In this thrilling conclusion to the latest two-part adventure, our nameless sleuth finally meets the "girl" in question -- only to find out that she's left a trail of dead men behind her, and she wouldn't mind a bit if the Tec was just one more corpse to step over.
Starring The Narada Radio Company.
Adapted by Pete Lutz from the story by Dashiell Hammett.
ANNOUNCER: Darren Rockhold
Pete Lutz as THE TEC
Geri Elliff as the HOTEL SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR
Mark Kalita as DICK FOLEY and TIN-STAR JOPLIN
Rhiannon McAfee as JEANNE DELANO
Jason D. Johnson as R. F. AXFORD
Jeff Moon as TAG KILCOURSE
John Bell as PORKY GROUT
Frank Gugliemelli as THE VOICE IN THE CROWD and the BANK TELLER
Ian Federgreen as ROACH
Dana Gonsalves as BURKE PANGBURN and
Joe Stofko as THE OLD MAN
Theme and incidental music by Dr. Ross Bernhardt, other music sourced from the Public Domain
Mixing and sounds by Fishbonius Sound Design
This production was supervised by Pete Lutz