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Pulp-Pourri Theatre Audio Drama

Pulp-Pourri Theatre is an all-new audio drama anthology series that has its origins in vintage pulp fiction but presents its stories in the modern way. Produced and directed by Pete Lutz, and starring the Narada Radio Company.
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Sep 23, 2018

Welcome back! If you've been here for the two previous weeks, you know that we're re-releasing our four 2018 "Sonic Summerstock Playhouse" festival offerings. We hope you enjoyed last week's presentation "ARSENIC AND OLD LACE". And now it's time to enjoy our third one, an episode of the great radio series "Escape", called THE ADAPTIVE ULTIMATE! Originally broadcast on CBS, March 26, 1949.

Our cast of this radio remake is made up of members of the new Empire Audio Network. All of us are actors and producers in our own right. Here are our players:

VOICE 1 – Mike Janson

ANNOUNCER – Orlando Segarra

DR. DANIEL SCOTT – Gabe Templin

DR. BACH – Pete Lutz

KYRA ZELAS - Rachel Craig

OFFICER – Will Snyder

PROSECUTOR – Austin Beach

SALVATORE – Jack Ward

DEFENSE ATTORNEY – Boyd Barrett

JUDGE – Pete Lutz

MRS. GETZ – MJ Cogburn

1ST COMMENTATOR - Jeremy Hennessy

2ND COMMENTATOR - Drew Profit

JOHN CALLAN – Jack Ward

VOICE 2 - Pete Lutz

MUSIC BY Dr. Ross Bernhardt

Sep 17, 2018

For competition consideration, here is the the theme from PPT S4E8, The Eyes of Thar, composed and performed by Tom Rory Parsons.

Sep 16, 2018

You may know already that the Narada Radio Co. has participated in Jack Ward's annual "Sonic Summerstock Playhouse" festival since 2015, and has produced at least one Old-Time Radio remake per year in support of same. This year, however, we were quite prolific, creating a total of four remakes (count 'em! FOUR!) for this very worthy event. We hope you enjoyed last week's entry, THE ADVENTURES OF NERO WOLFE: 'STAMPED FOR MURDER', and hope you'll come back over the next two Sundays to hear the last two. These final three, it's been explained, were already released during the summer of '18; but if you're not a Sonic Society subscriber, you might have missed 'em, so here's our next entry: NBC BEST PLAYS: "ARSENIC AND OLD LACE"!

Our cast of this radio remake is the same cast used for the stage production of Arsenic and Old Lace, which I directed in 2017 at Harbor Playhouse, Corpus Christi, Texas. We recorded it on that very stage, too! Here are our players:

ABBY BREWSTER - Michele Barnett

THE REV. DR. HARPER - Michael Pierce

TEDDY BREWSTER - Chuck Wilson

OFFICER BROPHY - Leo Longoria

OFFICER KLEIN - Richard Robinson

MARTHA BREWSTER - Aileen Corpos

MORTIMER BREWSTER - Peter M. Howard

ELAINE HARPER - Shannon Bladow

MR. GIBBS - Rick Yellen

JONATHAN BREWSTER - Jason D. Johnson

DR. EINSTEIN - Joe Martinez

OFFICER O'HARA - Bobby Vela

LIEUTENANT ROONEY - Larry Hutchison

MR. WITHERSPOON - Gene Giggy

Sep 9, 2018

You may know already that the Narada Radio Co. has participated in Jack Ward's annual "Sonic Summerstock Playhouse" festival since 2015, and has produced at least one Old-Time Radio remake per year in support of same. This year, however, we were quite prolific, creating a total of four remakes (count 'em! FOUR!) for this very worthy event. Now these that you're going to hear over the next four weeks were already released during the summer of '18; but if you're not a Sonic Society subscriber, you might have missed 'em, so here they are, starting with the first of the four: THE ADVENTURES OF NERO WOLFE: 'STAMPED FOR MURDER'!

This is a recording of a live performance in March '18, in Port Aransas, Texas. Here's our Narada Radio Company cast:

ANNOUNCER: Tamara Merson Wren

ARCHIE GOODWIN: Ken Yarbrough

NERO WOLFE, the detective: Pete Lutz

GLORIA, the client: Aileen Corpos

RODMAN: Micah Blain

CROSS, swindler: Nora Gutierrez-Perez

HALLECK, swindler: Lisa Espinoza

SANFORD, document forger: Gene Giggy

INSPECTOR CRAMER: Jason D. Johnson  

With commercials performed by Merilee Robinson, Michele Barnett and Teddi Giggy

Jul 29, 2018

Howdy, buckaroos! Welcome back, an' here's the ninth chapter of the Jake Dimes saga, "Suspected of Murder!" After Jake is found unconscious alongside three dead payroll riders, the whole town is clamoring for justice -- but is our hero guilty of this heinous crime? Listen now an' find out!

CAST:

JAKE DIMES: Dana Gonsalves

BRIAR BUCK: Austin Beach

SHERIFF CONROY: Jeff Niles

BETTY JO: Kristy Glick

CHRIS GREENSLATE: Victoria Fancki

FRED GREENSLATE: Joe Stofko

LUPE: Debby Leal-Ramirez

HICKAM: Tommy Gragg

JOE: Mark Kalita

BRAX: Lothar Tuppan

OPENING ANNOUNCER: Glenn Higbee

ANNOUNCER: Darren Rockhold

 

"Jake Dimes, Range Detective" was written, produced and directed by Pete Lutz.

The Jake Dimes Theme was composed by Pete Lutz, and arranged/performed by Dr. Ross Bernhardt. 

 

IN OTHER NEWS: I hope you have subscribed to "The Sonic Society", and have been listening to this year's Sonic Summerstock Playhouse". Some very talented producers have been working hard to bring you a vast selection of Old-Time Radio remakes. The Narada Radio Co.'s first (of four) for this year was "Stamped for Murder", an episode of The New Adventures of Nero Wolfe; coming this Tuesday is our production of NBC Best Plays' "Arsenic and Old Lace"; and last week's selection was produced by our very own Lothar Tuppan, "A Comedy of Danger", an historical and important piece, in that it was the first-ever English-language radio drama, from the 1920s! There's lots more in store, so go to iTunes or sonicsociety dot org, and subscribe!

May 6, 2018

How-do, li'l Mavericks! It's yur ol' pal again, with a brand-new chapter o' yur fay-vo-right cowboy detective, Jake Dimes! Take a load off an' have a listen to "Bloody Business", chapter 8 of our 12-chapter saga.

Jake's relationship with Hickam seems to be taking a friendlier turn, while his injured pal, Briar Buck, is recovering from his injuries caused by two members of the payroll-robbing gang. Listen now and find out what happens next!

CAST OF CHARACTERS:

Dana Gonsalves as JAKE DIMES

Tommy Gragg as HICKAM

Austin Beach as BUCK

Nora Estela Gutierrez as MOLLY SUTCLIFFE

Mark Bruzee as DOC BURNSIDE

Jeff Niles as SHERIFF CONROY

Russell Gold as MR. LEMMON

Mark Kalita as JOE

and Lothar Tuppan as BRAX

With additional voices by Pete Lutz

Announcers: Glenn Higbee and Darren Rockhold

"Jake Dimes Theme" composed by Pete Lutz, arranged and performed by Dr. Ross Bernhardt. The series was written, directed and produced by Pete Lutz, and stars the Narada Radio Company.

Our next chapter will be released soon, and is called, "Suspected of Murder"!

Apr 5, 2018

Voice reel for Pete Lutz, Voice-Over Talent.

Snippets of commercials for fictitious products. All scripts written and produced by Pete Lutz

Contact Pete at f6point3@gmail.com

Or on Twitter at @PulpPourriThtr

Apr 1, 2018

PRESENTING...our S4 and Series Finale!

RATED R. "The Bird and the Snake" comes from a 1959 issue of Adam Magazine, a slick "girlie-mag", so not technically a pulp story, yet Clem Hanlon's tale of a Polish-American cop in Chi-town really smacks of the pulp style. It took a long time to get us to this point, but I'm proud of this episode, and feel that we're sending Pulp-Pourri Theatre out with a real bang, and not a whimper. I hope you feel the same after hearing it.

Our theme, and transitional music, for this episode was specially composed by Katharine Seaton. I hope you listened to the theme when we posted it as a teaser earlier -- I absolutely love what she did for this episode. Find more of her music here: 

https://soundcloud.com/katie-seaton-565873597

HERE'S OUR CAST:

SOPHY SIENKIEWICZ: Geri Elliff

JERCZY “SINK” SIENKIEWICZ: Pete Lutz

JANI YANKOWSKI: Nick Wommack

LENA MARKOWA: Rachel Craig of Evil Kitten Productions

POLICE LT.: Kevin Schuster

DOORMAN: Derek Lutz

HOODS: Christian Ferris, Derek Lutz

MAN: George Hatfield

WANDA MARKOWA: Ebony Rose

ALICE YANKOWSKI: Jessica Matthews

INTRO BY: RHIANNON MCAFEE of "Rex Rivetter, Private Eye" audio drama series

COMING SOON: Four special entries in the Sonic Summerstock Playhouse series -- Old-time Radio re-creations.

AND AFTER THAT: Our new horror series, "THE CELLAR"!

Feb 12, 2018

Production is underway for our Pulp-Pourri Theatre series (and S4) finale, "The Bird and the Snake", a hard-hitting cop drama set in Chicago, in the late 50s. I wanted this episode to have special music to reflect the changing times and the excitement of the era. Noir movies of that time had jazzy, hard-hitting, gritty, moving themes with avant-garde, abstract, animated titles. I wanted music like that, so I turned to Katharine Seaton, a very talented composer from England, and asked her what she could do for me. Well, she came back with this, and I was blown away. I think you will be, too, and like me, you'll be able to see the abstract animation of a film's opening credits running through your head as this fantastic piece plays out.

"The Bird and the Snake" will feature a special introduction from Rhiannon McAfee of the "Rex Rivetter, Private Eye" audio drama podcast series, plus excellent performances from the Narada Radio Company troupe. We plan to release it before the end of February, so watch for that and keep your fingers crossed!

Find more of Katie Seaton's music here: https://soundcloud.com/katie-seaton-565873597

Jan 29, 2018

Here is our penultimate episode of Pulp-Pourri Theatre: "The Cask of Amontillado", by Edgar Allan Poe, followed by the poems "Annabel Lee" and "The Raven". Adapted, produced and directed by Pete Lutz.

Today's release date, 1/29/18, is the 173rd anniversary of the original publication date of "The Raven". It also happens to be my 55th birthday. :-) If you want to give me the perfect gift, please listen and enjoy, and share with your friends!

CAST OF "THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO":

MONTRESOR: Jason D. Johnson

FORTUNATO: Pete Lutz

INTRODUCED BY: Ele Matelan of Wildclaw Theater, Chicago, Illinois

Music sourced from 16th & 17th Century Italian compositions

 

"ANNABEL LEE" recited by Jackie Ayers

"THE RAVEN" recited by Pete Lutz

MUSIC FOR POEMS BY: Tom Rory Parsons

 

ANNOUNCERS: Lisa Ayala, Gareth Severn

 

PULP-POURRI THEATRE THEME: Rich Wentworth

OPENING ANNOUNCER: Gene Lutz, Rich Wentworth

 

Our final episode will be "The Bird and the Snake", adapted from a story by Clem Hanlon. Music specially composed for this episode by Katherine Seaton. Don't miss it -- coming soon!

Jan 19, 2018

Welcome to our 2nd of two teasers for Episode 9 of Season 4 of Pulp-Pourri Theatre's fourth and final season! The Raven is perhaps the most famous poem by Edgar Allan Poe, and one of the most famous in poetry history. It's the tale of a lost soul desperately trying to forget his lost love, while at the same time trying to deal with a recalcitrant raven who just so happens to drop by. Coincidence? We hardly think so. But we do hope you enjoy it!

THE RAVEN by Edgar Allan Poe was first published in January 1845. This reading is by Pete Lutz, and music was specially composed and performed by Tom Rory Parsons.

Episode 9, Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado", will be launched no later than January 29th, 2018, the 173rd anniversary of The Raven's original publishing date.

Jan 17, 2018

Here's one of two teasers for Episode 9 of Pulp-Pourri Theatre's fourth and final season: Edgar Allan Poe's classic poem "Annabel Lee", recited by Narada Radio Company member Jackie Ayers, with music specially composed for this piece by Tom Rory Parsons. Enjoy!

Episode 9 is Poe's short story, "The Cask of Amontillado", featuring the voices of Jason D. Johnson as the narrator/protagonist, Montresor, and Pete Lutz as the fat, foolish, unfortunate Fortunato.

Our next teaser will be Poe's dark classic, "The Raven", also with music by Mr. Tom. Don't miss it!

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