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Pulp-Pourri Theatre

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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Apr 23, 2017

One of the many special features that appear between-the-acts of episodes of Pulp-Pourri Theatre is the Philboyd Studge Interview: our intrepid reporter travels the globe, chatting with interesting, yet wholly fictitious, people who might have an unusual occupation; or an unusual name; or own a business with an unusual name. In search of the unusual, that's our Philboyd! Here they are, in order of appearance, beginning with his first one with a crack-filler on Mount Rushmore. The final interview is a never-before-released chat with a conspiracy theorist, conducted especially for this compilation. Enjoy!

All interviews written by Pete Lutz; Philboyd Studge plays himself.
 
ADDITIONAL CAST:
1: August Q. Crampheimer: Pete Lutz
2: Marion Wade Graveltop: Lisa Espinoza
3: ZVBXRPL Fingerman: Derek Lutz
4: Hamish Bogweiler: Larry Hutchison
5: The President of the United States: Skeeter Ullman
6: Sam Smirnoff: Nick Wommack
7: Fred & Felicity Fernandez: Derek Lutz & Jordan Bruster-Campo
8: DeVour "Maurice" Bunch: Derek Rhein
9: Announcer: Darren Rockhold; Polly Cotten: Aileen Corpos; SGTMAJ Tim Plait Whistle: Mark Hacala
10: Ivy Twining Vines: Nora Estela Gutierrez
Apr 16, 2017

Recording of a live performance of the Narada Radio Company, at RealmsCon 2015 in Corpus Christi, TX. Originally released 10/30/15, on archive dot org, in honor of World Audio Drama Day.

Our production has all the earmarks of a live performance: people coughing, folks walking in and out of the room, etc. Try not to let that distract you too much. 

"Inner Sanctum Mysteries: Death of a Doll" was originally broadcast on NBC radio in October 1948. 

CAST OF CHARACTERS:

ANNOUNCER: Lisa Espinoza
HOST/BEAU COUSINS: Jason D. Johnson
WILL HARPER: Pete Lutz
MR. JACKSON/KARA NANA/INSP. SHEA: Dana Gonsalves
THE DOLL/THE CLERK: Kristy Glick
McGRUNDY: George Hatfield
 
ORGANIST: Ross Bernhardt
Apr 9, 2017

An entry in the Sonic Summerstock Playhouse for 2016, "Good Ghost" was reenacted from a 1948 episode of the classic radio show "Quiet, Please".

We honor the passing of our friend and shipmate, Bill Hollweg, fellow audio drama producer and a very sweet, very generous man. 

CAST:

ANNOUNCER: Dana Gonsalves

ERNEST CHAPPELL/GUS: Pete Lutz

THE VOICE: Merilee Robinson

SCHUSTER: Carl Yowell

ADA: Debby Leal

ROLLO: Skeeter Ullman

 

Apr 2, 2017

Originally released 11/20/15, "Right Number, Wrong Party", Episode 2 of Season Three of Pulp-Pourri Theatre, is an original play by Jack J. Ward, one of two guest playwrights for this season. It is the story of a hero cop with feet of clay, and a phone call that never should have been answered. Music by Kevin MacLeod of incompetech dot com. Starring the Narada Radio Company. Pulp-Pourri Theatre theme composed and performed by Rich Wentworth. Special features between-the-acts were written by Pete Lutz.

CAST OF RIGHT NUMBER, WRONG PARTY:
HOST: Pete Lutz
ANNOUNCER: Lisa Ayala
BENNETT HADLEY: Julio Herrera
KITTERSTEIN: Maurice Curran
TELEPHONE OPERATOR/911 OPERATOR: Kristy Glick
SHARON HADLEY: Ophelia McBride
WAITER: Jim Baldridge Garst
COLIN PARRISH: George Hatfield
LOUDSPEAKER VOICE: Nancy Gaugler

SPECIAL FEATURES CAST:
"Extreme Laundry Folding Competition" Segments:
ANNOUNCER: Darren Rockhold
PHILBOYD STUDGE: Pete Lutz
POLLY COTTEN: Aileen Corpos
SGT MAJOR TIM PLAIT WHISTLE: HMCM Mark Hacala, USN (Ret)

PPT is now on Stitcher! Subscribe here: www.stitcher.com/podcast/pulppourri-theatre If you like our show, please leave a review here, or at iTunes. Thank you!

 

Mar 26, 2017

I can hear you cry, "WHAT!? Two new NADIs in ONE MONTH? Pete, what's the matter with you?"  Well, sometimes that's what happens, and now, with the launch of NADI #5, we're only one month behind instead of two. 

With this episode we announce our membership in the new "Fatecrafters" Network of shows. Listen for the special trailer between 1 and 2 for a new show by our friends and co-members at Audioblivious Productions!

THIS PRODUCTION IS RATED PG for mild adult language. Parental Guidance is suggested.

1. "MR. HANDY-DANDY, THE D.I.Y. GUY", with Bralynn Bell as the host and Chuck Wilson as Rock Virgo, the world-famous Mr. H-D, it's a spoof on Home Improvement shows.

2. "JAKE DIMES, RANGE DETECTIVE". In chapter 5, "Hog-Tied", our hero unwittingly finds himself face-to-face with the leader of the payroll robbing ring, and the lovely Chris Greenslate receives a puzzling note from Jake.

CAST:

ANNOUNCERS: Glenn Higbee and Darren Rockhold

JAKE DIMES: Dana Gonsalves

BIRCH HICKAM: Tommy Gragg

BRAX: Bill Hollweg

CHRIS GREENSLATE: Kristen DiMercurio

LUPE: Debby Leal-Ramirez

3. PULP-POURRI THEATRE S4 E5: "HANDS OF THE HIGH PRIEST"

Adapted from a WEIRD TALES story by M. G. Moretti, we learn what happens to the members of an archaeological expedition that steals the "eye" of a stone idol. A creepy chiller that's not for the timid soul!

CAST:

GUEST VOICE: Jon Grilz of the "Small Town Horror" podcast www.smalltownhorrorpodcast.com

ANNOUNCER: Lisa Ayala

WARDEN: Derek Lutz

GUARD: Micah Blain

McKENZIE: Pete Lutz

JOHNSON: Ross Bernhardt

HENDERSON: Christian Ferris

RADIO VOICE: Darren Rockhold

SPECIAL MUSIC STINGS composed for Pulp-Pourri Theatre by Tom Parsons http://www.soundcloud.com/rory-parsons

Mar 20, 2017

RATED PG-13. A CO-PRODUCTION OF 63audio and LEAP AUDIO. This is the story of two gay couples and their fight to challenge the constitutionality of California's Proposition 8, which went into effect in the first decade of the 21st century. Prop. 8 essentially made it illegal for same-sex couples to marry. Fashioned from actual dialog, TV political ads and court transcripts, "8" is a moving, gripping drama that you must share with your family and friends. 

Written by the author of the recent hit TV miniseries, "When We Rise", Dustin Lance Black.

Featured in the cast were: (*indicates Narada Radio Company members)

Austin Beach* (of Audioblivious Prod.) as Charles Cooper
Bob Caro* as Evan Wolfson
Shannon Grace* as Maggie Gallagher
Christian Ferris* as David Blankenhorn
MJ Cogburn as Dr Cott
Jeremy Hennessy* (of Audioblivious Prod.) as Dr. Gregory Herek
Michael Cogburn as Elliot Perry
Mason Cogburn as Spencer Perry
John Washington* as Dr. Tam
Keane Lutz* as Ryan Kendall
Kristy Glick* as Sandy Stier
Melody Gaines* as Kris Perry
Kyle Bauer* as Dr. Ilan Meyer
Maurice Curran* as Jeff Zarillo
Omar Lopez* as Paul Katami
Lisa Marie Ayala* as the Court Clerk
Victoria Fancki* as the Journalist

And special Guest stars:
Pete Lutz* as Judge Vaughn Walker
Jack Ward* (of Electric Vicuna Prod.) as David Boies
Timm Gillick as Dr. Gary Segura
and
Mark Bruzee* as Theodore Olson
and
Nick Wommack* as the Narrator

This play was written by Dustin Lance Black
Produced by Pete Lutz for 63audio
and
Mark Bruzee for Leap Audio
Post-production by Mark Bruzee
Line Director was Pete Lutz

“Love Don’t Know a Reason” by Michael Callen was used without permission.

8 was originally funded by The American Foundation for Equal Rights and Broadway Impact.

For more information or to schedule your own staged reading of “8” go to:
www.8theplay

This has been a co-production of 63audio and Leap Audio.

Mar 15, 2017

Here's the trailer for our next release, an audio drama called "8" by Dustin Lance Black, author of the "When We Rise" TV miniseries currently being aired. "8" is about California's Proposition 8, which questioned the legality and necessity of same-sex marriage, and which was voted in by Californians in the first decade of the 21st century. Two same-sex couples went to court to challenge that law, and this play details these people's court battles and what was going on in their private lives as well. 

"8" is a co-production of LEAP Audio Productions and 63audio, and was co-directed by Mark Bruzee of LEAP and Pete Lutz (of you-know-what). The production is performed by members of the LEAP players and the Narada Radio Company. Mark adapted the play for audio.

THIS PRODUCTION WILL BE LAUNCHED SIMULTANEOUSLY BY LEAP AND 63audio on MONDAY, 3/20/17. THERE WILL BE NO SUNDAY EPISODE LAUNCH HERE, DUE TO THIS LAUNCH.

Mar 12, 2017

A special re-release from the vaults, this one is a show I created for Mark Slade's "The Hangman's Dozen" anthology series. It's called "Four Minus One", and was originally released as a co-production of 63audio and 4077th/All Better Audio, on 2/26/16.

Set during the days when "Old Time Radio" was just "Radio", Four Minus One is about actress Marjorie Vining, longtime star of the hit radio series, "The Librarian of Coreyville". When she senses her co-star is scheming to steal her role, Marjorie seeks assistance from a local gypsy fortuneteller, who takes her down a long road of curses and revenge.

OUR CAST:

Spirit Voice: JASON D. JOHNSON

Radio Show Announcer: REX GABRIEL

Bill Baker: PETE LUTZ

Lina McNally: KATIE LOFTIN

Marjorie Vining: KRISTY GLICK

Gypsy: GERI ELLIFF

Frankie: NICK WOMMACK

Wink Winkler: ALAN CLOWER

Stationmaster: DANA GONSALVES

Addie: GRIFFIN GREENE

Studio Engineer: CHRISTIAN FERRIS

End Credits: FEDERAL STONECIPHER

“The Librarian of Coreyville” Theme composed and performed by DR. ROSS BERNHARDT

Feb 25, 2017

I'm happy to report that progress has been made on the latest Narada Audio Drive-In episode, and I'll be able (if my luck holds out) to launch it NEXT SUNDAY!

Meantime, please enjoy this offering of our funny bits from Season 2 (the second helping)!

Feb 19, 2017

As I continue working on the many projects I've foolishly gotten involved in (but wouldn't miss for the world), I want to keep up my practice of releasing something every Sunday, because I hope you've all come to expect it and depend on it.

This week's offering is part 1 of S2's line-up of fictitious commercials and special features, and I hope you will enjoy them as much as, if not more than, S1's offerings in this same vein. We've got more of your favorite features, like the Philboyd Studge Interviews, Emergency Apothecary, the Bix Bixby Book Review, and very special trailers from your friends at Repellent Pictures and the Turnbuckle Television Cartel!

Part 2 next week! Meantime, enjoy!

Feb 12, 2017

As I am still working on several projects at once, one of which is the newest episode of Narada Audio Drive-In, I almost forgot to load something for your podcast feed, dear friends! Here is part 2 of our S1 compilation of the special features and fictitious commercials from Pulp-Pourri Theatre! 

One of the other projects is an all-new serial planned for release in S5, called "Lola, Queen of the Circus". I am currently working on the edits for Chapter 4, and so far things are looking very exciting! I'm writing now because February is NADSWRIM, the National Audio Drama Script Writing Month. It was during this month two years ago that I wrote "Jake Dimes, Range Detective" (most of it, anyway), and I hope to get quite a bit of this new serial written during February, while still living up to my commitment of bringing you Episode 4 of NADI.

Meantime, enjoy this offering from the past, and look for part 1 of S2's compilation next week!

Feb 5, 2017

Everybody loves to hear the words, "We'll be back with more Pulp-Pourri Theatre, after this important message," because that means it's comedy time! Yes, here are the commercials for fictitious products and special features from the very first season of PPT. We had kind of a rocky start with these, but once we got to S1 E4, we really hit our stride. Please enjoy these comedy treats and tidbits, and watch for Part 2, coming next week! 

Jan 29, 2017

Originally released 3/27/15, "This Guy Walks Into a Bar" is an original play written by guest playwright Mike Murphy. This is Episode 6 of Season 2 of "Pulp-Pourri Theatre", an anthology series created in the style of Old-Time Radio. Adapted, Directed and Produced by Pete Lutz, and starring the Narada Radio Company. Certain music passages by Kevin MacLeod of incompetech.com, and by the Water Tower Bucket Boys. All materials such as sound effects and incidental music in this production were sourced from the public domain. Commercials for fictitious products were written and produced by Pete Lutz.


CONGRATULATIONS to Playwright Mike Murphy and the cast of this episode, for their mutual wins in the 2015 Audio Verse Awards! Mike won for Best Writing in an Original, Long-Form, Stand-Alone Production, and the Episode itself won for Best Original, Long-Form, Stand-Alone Drama!

CAST:

SEAN FITZGERALD: Bo Kratz

MATT WILSON: Christian Ferris

MEBLA: Nancy Bueler

MR. MARKS: Jack Ward

OFFICER MacGILLICUDDY: Nick Wommack

ANNOUNCER: Pete Lutz

SPECIAL FEATURES CAST:

Aileen Corpos, Nick Wommack, Micah Blain, Andres Elizondo II, Nancy Gaugler, Pete Lutz

Jan 22, 2017

Here it is, the fourth and final round of the fake commercials and special features from Season 3 of Pulp-Pourri Theatre! The little gems of comedy from the twisted mind of show creator Pete Lutz are presented here in no particular order, guaranteed to entertain the way they did the first time you heard 'em! It's about 18 minutes of sheer ridiculosity!

All commercials and special features are conceived and written by Pete Lutz, with the exception of "Happy Endig's Massage & Spa" in this mini-sode, which was conceived and written by Mark Hacala (and performed by my son, Derek Lutz).

Jan 15, 2017

Here it is, the third round of the fake commercials and special features from Season 3 of Pulp-Pourri Theatre! The little gems of comedy from the twisted mind of show creator Pete Lutz are presented here in no particular order, guaranteed to entertain the way they did the first time you heard 'em! Parts 3 is at 30 min. or so, so I'm not identifying it as a "mini-sode", but Part 4 will run at about 17 min, so I will be.

Starring various members of the Narada Radio Company. We hope your New Year's month is going swimmingly! Part 4 will be coming your way next week.

 

Jan 8, 2017

Here it is, the second round of the fake commercials and special features from Season 3 of Pulp-Pourri Theatre! The little gems of comedy from the twisted mind of show creator Pete Lutz are presented here in no particular order, guaranteed to entertain the way they did the first time you heard 'em! Parts 2 and 3 are at 30 min. or so each so I'm not identifying them as "mini-sodes".

Starring various members of the Narada Radio Company. We hope your New Year is going swimmingly! Part 3 will be coming your way next week.



Dec 30, 2016

Here it is, the first round of the fake commercials and special features from Season 3 of Pulp-Pourri Theatre! The little gems of comedy from the twisted mind of show creator Pete Lutz are presented here in no particular order, guaranteed to entertain the way they did the first time you heard 'em!

Starring various members of the Narada Radio Company. Happy New Year! Part 2 will be coming your way in January 2017.

Dec 25, 2016

Happy Holidays! For your Seasonal entertainment, here's a nice mix of the old-and-new: Some original material and a few old-time radio remakes in the ol' Christmas spirit! We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it for you.

HERE'S OUR LINEUP:

BIX BIXBY BOOK REVIEW (Dickens's "A Christmas Carol") CAST:

CARMEN MYLANTA: Melody Gaines

BIX BIXBY: Nick Wommack

CAVALRY CORPORAL: Austin Hanna

CAVALRY COLONEL: Pete Lutz

 

JAKE DIMES CHAP. 3 CAST:

ANNOUNCER: Glenn Higbee

JAKE: Dana Gonsalves

BRIAR BUCK: Austin Beach

SHERIFF CONROY: Jeff Niles

CHRIS GREENSLATE: Kristin DiMercurio

HICKAM: Tommy Gragg

MOLLY: Nancy Bueler

CHICK: Gene Giggy

COOK: Paul J. Patterson

BRAX: Bill Hollweg

JOE: Mark Kalita

COWBOY 1: Dayn Leonardson

COWBOY 2: Owen McCuen

ADDITIONAL VOICES: Skeeter Ullman, Pete Lutz

 

PULP-POURRI THEATRE S4 E3: A CHRISTMAS CORNUCOPIA CAST:

1. SCROOGE & MARLEY'S REUNION:

Pete Lutz, Micah Blain, Jason D. Johnson, Ross Bernhardt, Julio Herrera

2. Robert Frost's STOPPING BY WOODS ON A SNOWY EVENING:

Lisa Michaud

3. THE MARCH SISTERS' CHRISTMAS:

Pete Lutz, Victoria Fancki, Jessica Matthews, Paige Walker, Debby Leal-Ramirez, Wendy Sauer, Merilee Robinson, Richard Robinson

4. George Wither's A CHRISTMAS CAROL (1622)

Austin Hanna, Geri Elliff, George Hatfield, Kristy Glick

5. THE BICKERSONS' CHRISTMAS EVE:

Dana Gonsalves, Victoria Fancki, Pete Lutz

 

 

Dec 18, 2016

Originally released 12/16/15, "Murder on Santa Claus Lane" is Pulp-Pourri Theatre's holiday offering for 2015. Adapted from a pulp-fiction story by William G. Bogart which first appeared in "G-Men Detective" magazine, our story is set in 1943 Hollywood, around Christmastime. This production was adapted, produced and directed by Pete Lutz. Enjoy, and Happy Holidays from the Narada Radio Company!

 
CAST OF CHARACTERS:
JOHNNY REGAN: Nick Wommack
BIG BEN SLATTERY: Pete Lutz
POLICE DISPATCHER: Nancy Bueler
YOUNG WOMAN: Emily Carpenter
PETE KELSEY: Paul J. Patterson
LT. ANDERSON: John Washington
LANDLADY: Geri Elliff
GUNMAN and LOUIE: Skeeter Ullman
SLAPPY: Dana Gonsalves
AIR RAID WARDEN: Jim Baldridge Garst
RAFFERTY: Jason D. Johnson
COPS: Victor Aurelius, Austin Beach, Glenn Hascall, Glenn Higbee, Jeff Niles
CROWD: Omar Lopez, Merilee Robinson, Keane Lutz, Katie Loftin, Pete Lutz
 
SPECIAL FEATURES CAST:
Adriana Fontanez, Griffin Greene, Katie Loftin, Darren Rockhold, Nick Wommack, Keane Lutz, Merilee Robinson, Dana Gonsalves, Rich Wentworth, Pete Lutz
 
Pulp-Pourri Theatre theme composed and peformed by Rich Wentworth
Special music stings for this episode composed and performed by Ross Bernhardt and John Carl Toth
Dec 11, 2016

Welcome to Episode 2 of the Narada Audio Drive-In, the Pulp-Pourri Theatre Season Four Extra! In this special new format, we will present a triple-feature with every installment! So park your car, prop the speaker in the window, sit back, and enjoy the show! We've included some historic recordings from drive-in movies for your entertainment.

THIS EPISODE'S FEATURES:

1. (G) The Consumer Review: Just in time for Christmas, our consumer reviewer, Armhurst Suyderhoud, brings to our attention a child’s plaything with potential hazards.

2. (PG-L) Jake Dimes, Range Detective - Chapter 2: "Taming the Man-Killer"

Jake attempts to impress his boss and win over the opinions of his fellow ranch hands, by performing a dangerous task.

Music by Pete Lutz and Ross Bernhardt.

3. (PG-LV) Pulp-Pourri Theatre: "Black Roses", a study in terror. Written by Mark Slade.

A group of friends and thieves steal a valuable object and unleash an ancient creature, who is rather hungry.

Music by Tom Parsons. PPT Theme by Rich Wentworth.

Dec 4, 2016

 

Orig. rel. 12/18/14, "Karpen" was adapted from the Pulp Fiction story by Robert Neal Leath. This was Episode 3 of Season 2 of "Pulp-Pourri Theatre", an anthology series created in the style of Old-Time Radio. This is a contemporary retelling of the 16th-century "Wandering Jew" legend, set during Christmastime, 1938. Adapted, Directed and Produced by Pete Lutz, and starring the Narada Radio Company. All materials such as sound effects and incidental music in this production were sourced from the public domain. Commercials for fictitious products were written and produced by Pete Lutz.

ANNOUNCER: Lisa Ayala

JOHN ALBERTSON/KARPEN/STURMER: Pete Lutz

JACK MURPHY: Christian Ferris

SILVERSTEIN: Jack Ward

BRENDA KARPEN: Tanja Milojevich

ELEVATOR BOY/COP: Kyle Bauer

BAHKMETEFF/CALLIERI: Dana Gonsalves

TAGUCHI: Skeeter Ullman

TELEPHONE VOICE #1: Nancy Gaugler

TELEPHONE VOICE #2: Bubba Jones

Nov 29, 2016

Orig. rel. 9/11/15, "The Shadow's Legacy" is an original play by Pete Lutz, as an homage to the original Shadow radio series, based on characters appearing in those programs. This was Episode 9 of Season 2 of "Pulp-Pourri Theatre". Adapted, Directed and Produced by Pete Lutz, and starring the Narada Radio Company. Certain music passages by Kevin MacLeod of incompetech.com. All materials such as sound effects and incidental music in this production were sourced from the public domain. Commercials for fictitious products were written and produced by Pete Lutz. 

THIS PROGRAM IS FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY, AS A LOVING TRIBUTE TO THE ORIGINAL, AND NO INFRINGEMENT IS INTENDED.
 
CAST:
ANNOUNCER: Lisa Ayala
MONTY CRANSTON: Austin Hanna
LAMONT CRANSTON: Pete Lutz
MARGO LANE: Kendra Womack
TRAIN CONDUCTOR: Micah R. Blain
TRAIN PORTER: Gene Giggy
GINNY WOOD: Alisha Strand-Mueller
THREE THUGS: Derek Rhein (1), Pete Lutz (2 & 3)
WALTER KONTREIT: Dana Gonsalves
COCKTAIL PARTY HOSTESS: Aileen Corpos
DR. SERGEI DEMIDOFF: Pete Lutz
ROBERT "DIRTY WORK" BROWNING: Pete Lutz
TRUCK DRIVER: Aaron Kenigsberg
NEWS REPORTER: Cheyenne Gibbs
SGT. KIRK WESTON: Joseph Cable
HOSPITAL ORDERLY: Pete Lutz
ARMY DOCTOR: Alan Clower
COMMERCIAL ANNOUNCERS: Christian Ferris, Geri Elliff, Pete Lutz, Nancy Bueler
Nov 27, 2016

Orig. rel. 3-20-15, "A Trip to Eternity" is an all-new adventure of The Shadow, written by Scott Leslie. This was Episode 5 of Season 2 of "Pulp-Pourri Theatre". Adapted, Directed and Produced by Pete Lutz, and starring the Narada Radio Company. Certain music passages by Kevin MacLeod of incompetech.com. Includes all of "Etude for Solo Violin" by James C. Burke, Ph.D. All materials such as sound effects and incidental music in this production were sourced from the public domain. Commercials for fictitious products were written and produced by Pete Lutz. This production is for entertainment purposes only, and is not to be sold. It is intended as an homage to the original radio series, and no infringement is intended.

CAST:

LAMONT CRANSTON/THE SHADOW: Pete Lutz

MARGOT LANE: Kendra Womack

COMMISSIONER WESTON: Paul J. Patterson

EDWARD JORDAN: Kevin Schuster

ANNA JORDAN: Cheyenne Gibbs

DR. HEINRICH: Dana Gonsalves

STEPHEN HEINRICH/POLICE SGT.: Jason D. Johnson

MICHAELS: John Valadez

THE BUTLER: Derek Lutz

POLICE FILE CLERK: Merilee Robinson

ANNOUNCERS: Darren Rockhold, Derek Rhein, Lisa Ayala, Pete Lutz

 

Nov 19, 2016

Orig. rel. 10-27-13, this is the very first episode of Pulp-Pourri Theatre, adapted from a short story by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. which first appeared in the 01/54 issue of Galaxy Science Fiction magazine. In the not-too-distant future, science has eliminated old age and death, but nobody thought ahead to the most important result: where are you going to put all these people who are now living forever?

Re-released as a tribute to the memory of Father Eduardo "Eddie" Garcia, who appears in the role of the Turnkey. Eddie passed away the week of November 14, 2016. Since he was a founding member of the Narada Radio Company, and since this was the only role I could nail such a busy, beloved man down for, we present this program, with all its faults. 

CAST:

ANNOUNCER: Lisa Ayala

EDDIE FORD: Philboyd Studge

GRAMPS FORD: Gene Giggy

COMMENTATOR 1: Michele Cotter

COMMENTATOR 2: Kevin Schuster

EMERALD FORD: Debby Leal-Ramirez

LOU FORD: Larry Hutchison

WILLY FORD: Andres Elizondo II

MORTY FORD: Jordan Bruster-Campo

TV ANNOUNCER 1: Micah Blain

TV ANNOUNCER 2: Wendy Sauer

TURNKEY: Eddie Garcia

 

Adapted, produced and directed by Pete Lutz. All music and SFX obtained thru a Creative Commons license and/or the public domain.

Nov 13, 2016

Like the title says, this live show was performed and recorded in 1989, staged as a mock radio broadcast to entertain the ladies of "WAVES National", an organization whose members had served or were still serving in the U.S. Navy. This show marks the first time I created an audio performance, and it would be roughly a dozen years before I did it again.

The performers are 26-year-old me and my good friend at the time, John Bayer, who was about the same age, probably. He shared my love of old-time radio and we had a lot of fun putting on this show, playing all of the characters the way radio comedy pioneers Bob & Ray would. 

I lost touch with John Bayer after leaving Atlanta, but I hope he finds out about this and gets a chance to listen to it. Likewise, I hope you enjoy the younger version of myself, who was serving in the Navy at the time.

WAVES, by the way, stands for Women's Auxiliary Volunteer Emergency Service, which goes back to World War I. Nowadays all women serving in the Navy are full-fledged Sailors, serving on combat-ready ships and on submarines.

The comedy sketches in this program were written by Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding, with filler written by me. 

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