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Narada Radio Company Audio Drama

Graduating from "Pulp-Pourri Theatre", the Narada Radio Company will be presenting a variety of series in the coming years. We begin with "The Cellar", a planned series of one dozen episodes in the horror/suspense genre. Produced and directed by Pete Lutz.
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Feb 21, 2021

"Do you dare to go down into...THE CELLAR?"

Welcome to the twelfth number in our continuing horror/suspense anthology series! Our stories are either original, or inspired by, or adapted from pulp fiction and classic literature, but they're guaranteed all-new productions, and no repeats from other series.  

And now, we proudly present our Season 1 Finale, "ILE", adapted by our director Pete Lutz, from stage play by celebrated American playwright Eugene O'Neill -- a story that asks the question, "Is it a good idea to bring your fragile wife along on a two-year whaling voyage?" Listen and find out, and ENJOY, my friends!

CADAVERA QUIVRY: Angela Young

ANNOUNCER: Graham Rowat

THE STEWARD and CAPT. KEENEY: Pete Lutz

 BEN: George Hatfield

 THE MATE: Mark Kalita

MRS. KEENEY: Ebony Rose

JOE: Gareth Severn 

with CREWMEN'S VOICES by John Bell, Paul Arbisi & Pete Lutz

Music for this episode was performed by Ross Bernhardt

"The Cellar" theme composed and performed by Tom Rory Parsons

With Season One complete, "The Cellar" goes on a short hiatus as we prepare episodes for Season Two, plus a number of special productions for the 2021 Sonic Summerstock Playhouse. We thank you for listening and we hope you enjoyed the first dozen episodes of..."The Cellar"!

Jan 31, 2021

"The Woman at Loon Point", adapted from a story by August W. Derleth and Mark Schorer

"Do you dare to go down into...THE CELLAR?"

Welcome to the eleventh number in our continuing horror/suspense anthology series! Our stories are either original, or inspired by, or adapted from pulp fiction and classic literature, but they're guaranteed all-new productions, and no repeats from other series.  

Now that production has re-commenced on this series, we're looking forward to getting Season 1 finished, and then getting Season 2 underway. And with that being said...we proudly present "The Woman at Loon Point", adapted by our director Pete Lutz, from a pulp-fiction story that ran in Weird Tales magazine -- a story that asks the question, "Is it safe to date a werewolf's sister?" Listen and find out, and ENJOY, my friends!

CADAVERA QUIVRY: Angela Young

ANNOUNCER: Graham Rowat

JACK: Pete Lutz 

CELESTE: Ele Matelan 

LARAMIE: Kendra Murray

JIM: Dana Gonsalves 

LETELLIER: Jason D. Johnson 

VILLAGE WOMEN: Debby Leal-Ramirez, Lisa Espinoza, Lisa Ayala 

VILLAGE MEN: Dave Feldmann, Pete Lutz, Jeff Billard

Music for this episode from Kevin MacLeod of incompetech dot com; Tom Rory Parsons; Ross Bernhardt

"The Cellar" theme composed and performed by Tom Rory Parsons

NEXT EPISODE: "ILE" -- a tale of whaling men and madness in the frozen North (our Season 1 finale)!

Jan 17, 2021

"The Dead Man", adapted from a story by Ray Bradbury

"Do you dare to go down into...THE CELLAR?"

Welcome to the tenth number in our continuing horror/suspense anthology series! Our stories are either original, or inspired by, or adapted from pulp fiction and classic literature, but they're guaranteed all-new productions, and no repeats from other series.  

We know it's been about 10 months since our last "Cellar" episode, and we are glad to be back! Production on the series was halted due to many other projects that Pete got involved in, but he hopes to keep his eye on the ball, and his hand on the tiller, and his nose to the grindstone...and his butt in the producer's chair!

And with that being said...we proudly present "The Dead Man", adapted by our director Pete Lutz, from a pulp-fiction story by Ray Bradbury -- a young man in a small town is ridiculed by his fellow denizens because he claims he's dead. But is he? ENJOY, my friends!

CADAVERA QUIVRY: Angela Young

ANNOUNCER: Graham Rowat

MRS. RIBMOLL: Geri Elliff

ARTHUR/CHARLIE: Rachel Rauch

SIMPSON: Jason D. Johnson

GILPATRICK: Paul Arbisi

MISS WELDON: Jessica Rainville

BARBERSHOP LOAFERS: Alan Clower, Kevin Schuster, Leo Longoria, Russ Walker, Ross Bernhardt

SHERIFF: Cary Michael Ayers

ODD MARTIN: Rich Wentworth

TEENAGERS: Curt Johnson, Nick Wommack, Becca Tribble, Rita Tribble

CHARLIE'S MOM: Lisa Espinoza

CHARLIE'S DAD: Austin Beach

"The Cellar" theme composed and performed by Tom Rory Parsons

NEXT EPISODE: "The Woman at Loon Point" -- a tale of werewolves in the American Northwest!

Mar 29, 2020

"Do you dare to go down into...THE CELLAR?"

Welcome to the ninth number in our continuing horror/suspense anthology series! Our stories are either original, or inspired by, or adapted from pulp fiction and classic literature, but they're guaranteed all-new productions, and no repeats from other series.  

We at the Narada Radio Co. hope you are all doing well during the COVID-19 situation, and will continue to do so. This is a scary time, so we're doing our best to provide some scary fictitious stuff to distract you from reality.  See below for info on some upcoming special productions!

And with that in mind...we proudly present "The Shadow on the Screen", adapted by our director Pete Lutz, from a pulp-fiction story by Henry Kuttner -- An up-and-coming Hollywood horror-film director wants to buck studio rules and make a true masterpiece of horror, so he seeks guidance from a shunned master of the craft -- with somewhat gruesome results! ENJOY, my friends!

CADAVERA QUIVRY: Angela Young

ANNOUNCER: Graham Rowat

RADIO REPORTER: Gareth Severn 

FILM PRODUCER: Alan Clower 

TOD GREENE: Jeff Billard 

ANA HERNANDEZ: Ebony Rose 

ANDY WORTH: Jonathan Montgomery 

EDITOR: Russ Walker 

ARNOLD KEENEN: Orlando Segarra 

FILM VOICE: Darren Rockhold 

WOMEN (2 voices): Sarah Leight 

SUSIE: Kristi Copeland 

MUSIC: Kevin MacLeod of incompetech.com

SOUND EFFECTS: freesound.org and the Public Domain

COMING NEXT MONTH, exclusive to the Mutual Audio Network: Two special, short audio plays, produced especially for the stay-at-home folks. They're not virus-related, they're just for entertainment, so make sure you're subscribed to Mutual on your podcatcher. The first one is 'BURN!', which will release 4/5; the second is 'THE MAN WITHOUT A FACE', launching 4/12. DON'T MISS 'EM!

Mar 22, 2020
Episode 12 -- "Tanglefoot", Quiet, Please (Season 1 Finale)

Welcome to Old-Time Radio Essentials, a podcast wherein a specific episode from a selected OTR series is presented, and then discussed by three co-hosts: Pete Lutz, Paul Arbisi, and newcomer David Feldmann; to determine whether or not it meets the following criteria:

1. Is it truly representative of that series? (Can anyone point to it and say, "Yes, that is what [NAME OF SERIES] was all about.")

2. Is it an episode worthy of inclusion in any and every OTR aficionado's private collection?

So with this in mind, we three bring you, as our twelfth installment (and David's first selection), this episode of Quiet, Please from 1949. We'll introduce the show, play it in its entirety, then discuss it at length. Thanks for joining us, and we hope you enjoy it! 

Please show your support of the podcast by doing any of the following!

To comment on how we might improve OTR-E, or give suggestions for future discussions, please write to us at f6point3@gmail.com . Put the word "Essentials" in the subject line.

Your feedback means a lot to us! A review at iTunes or at your usual podcatcher would be appreciated.

FIND THIS SHOW PLUS HUNDREDS OF OTHER WONDERFUL AUDIO DRAMAS AT www.mutualaudionetwork.com !

FANS OF 'THE CELLAR'...we hope you enjoyed "Skulls in the Stars", and are looking forward to episode 9, "The Shadow on the Screen", which launches next week!

Mar 8, 2020

"Do you dare to go down into...THE CELLAR?"

Welcome to the eighth number in our continuing horror/suspense anthology series! Our stories are either original, or inspired by, or adapted from pulp fiction and classic literature, but they're guaranteed all-new productions, and no repeats from other series.  I apologize from the bottom o' me heart for the delay in bringing you this new episode. I hope you will agree that the wait was well worth it.

I'm pleased to report that we ended up with a full dozen entries in our script-writing competition. Our judges came through with a spectacular top three, and there was a fourth that was pretty dang good, too -- so they all have won guaranteed slots in  season two of The Cellar. 

And now...we proudly present "Skulls in the Stars", adapted by our director Pete Lutz, from a pulp-fiction story by Robert E. Howard -- Solomon Kane wanders the swamps and moors of old England and meets up with an evil entity -- but can he defeat it before it defeats him? ENJOY, my friends!

Co-producer: JOHN BELL

Music by Dr. ROSS BERNHARDT

Cast in Order of Appearance:

CADAVERA QUIVRY: Angela Young

DOCTOR: Carl Yowell

WOMAN: Tanja Milojevic

BOY: Zoe Jenkins

SOLOMON KANE: Owen McCuen

THE GHOST: Jason D. Johnson

GHOST'S VICTIM: Russ Walker

EZRA THE MISER: Sarah Golding

VILLAGERS 1, 2, 3, 4: Jason D. Johnson, Russ Walker, Geri Elliff, Pete Lutz

CROWD: All Cast including John Bell

ANNOUNCER: Graham Rowat

VERY SPECIAL THANKS go to my outstanding script-doctors Robert Tinsley, Neil Jones and Craig Robotham.

NEXT EPISODE: "The Shadow on the Screen", to be released March 29th!

Feb 23, 2020
Episode 11 -- "C-Chute", X Minus One

Welcome to Old-Time Radio Essentials, a new podcast wherein a specific episode from a selected OTR series is presented, and then discussed by three co-hosts: Pete Lutz, Paul Arbisi, and newcomer David Feldmann; to determine whether or not it meets the following criteria:

1. Is it truly representative of that series? (Can anyone point to it and say, "Yes, that is what [NAME OF SERIES] was all about.")

2. Is it an episode worthy of inclusion in any and every OTR aficionado's private collection?

So with this in mind, we three bring you, as our eleventh installment (and Paul's selection), this episode of X Minus One from 1956. We'll introduce the show, play it in its entirety, then discuss it at length. Thanks for joining us, and we hope you enjoy it! 

Help us welcome new co-host David by doing any of the following!

To comment on how we might improve this podcast, or give suggestions for future discussions, please write to us at f6point3@gmail.com . Put the word "Essentials" in the subject line.

Your feedback means a lot to us! A review at iTunes or at your usual podcatcher would be appreciated.

FIND THIS SHOW PLUS HUNDREDS OF OTHER WONDERFUL AUDIO DRAMAS AT www.mutualaudionetwork.com !

FANS OF 'THE CELLAR'...don't worry, Cadavera will be back soon. Our next number, "Skulls in the Stars" has been sent to our composer, Dr. Ross Bernhardt, and he'll be starting to score this episode in the coming days.

Jan 19, 2020
Episode 10 -- "Opening a Gas Station", The Abbott & Costello Program

Welcome to Old-Time Radio Essentials, a new podcast wherein a specific episode from a selected OTR series is presented, and then discussed by three co-hosts: Pete Lutz, Jane St. John and Paul Arbisi; to determine whether or not it meets the following criteria:

1. Is it truly representative of that series? (Can anyone point to it and say, "Yes, that is what [NAME OF SERIES] was all about.")

2. Is it an episode worthy of inclusion in any and every OTR aficionado's private collection?

So with this in mind, we three bring you, as our tenth installment (and Jane's selection), this episode of The Abbott & Costello Program from 1945. We'll introduce the show, play it in its entirety, then discuss it at length. Thanks for joining us, and we hope you enjoy it! 

And on a sad note, we pay tribute and say farewell to one of our co-hosts. 

To comment on how we might improve this podcast, or give suggestions for future discussions, please write to us at f6point3@gmail.com . Put the word "Essentials" in the subject line.

Your feedback means a lot to us! A review at iTunes or at your usual podcatcher would be appreciated.

FIND THIS SHOW PLUS HUNDREDS OF OTHER WONDERFUL AUDIO DRAMAS AT www.mutualaudionetwork.com !

FANS OF 'THE CELLAR'...don't worry, Cadavera will be back soon. Our next number, "Skulls in the Stars" is being guest-produced by my friend John Bell, of the "Bell's in the Batfry" podcast, and I'm going to produce several episodes as well before releasing them.

Dec 22, 2019

MERRY CHRISTMAS! Welcome, friends, to the Narada Radio Company's second year of performing -- LIVE, in front of an audience -- our adaptation of the 1947 broadcast of "The Lux Radio Theatre: 'It's a Wonderful Life'"! Once again, we performed at the historic Rialto Theater in Aransas Pass, Texas, over two weekends in December 2019, to small, yet appreciative audiences. (BUT -- this is not the same show as last year! It's an extended version: some lines from a 1947 "Camel Screen Players" radio broadcast, plus additional dialogue, were added to this production, for our audience's benefit.)

Please do your best to overlook the technical and sound anomalies present in this recording. They couldn't be helped, and couldn't be removed fully in post-production. 

I want to thank all of you listeners, and my terrific Narada members, for helping us have a really wonderful year! We created seven new audio dramas in 2019 for "The Cellar", four for Sonic Summerstock, and two for World Audio Drama Day, and we brought live audio drama to three venues in South Texas. Not only all of this, but I put out nine episodes of our new podcast, "Old-Time Radio Essentials". What will 2020 bring? Tune in and find out!

CAST OF "IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE":

Dana Gonsalves as GEORGE BAILEY
Jessica Mathews as MARY BAILEY, A BOY and ZUZU 
Michele Barnett as CLARENCE 
Chuck Wilson as JOSEPH and the DOG
Pete Lutz as FRANKLIN, POP BAILEY, MR. POTTER, OLD MAN COLLINS, MR MARTINI, THE BRIDGEKEEPER, and NICK
John Bell (of the BELL'S IN THE BATFRY Podcast) as MR. GOWER, JOE, ERNIE BANKS, ED, THE ANGRY MAN, and CHARLIE

Tamara Merson Wren as DR. CAMPBELL, TOM, MR WELCH and COUSIN TILLY 
Teddy Giggy as MRS. HATCH, EUSTACE and BERT THE COP
Russ Walker as ANNOUNCER 1 and HARRY BAILEY, 
Geneva Aubrey as YOUNG GEORGE, MRS THOMPSON, JANIE BAILEY and THE WORRIED WOMAN

Dawn Robertson as A BOY, MA BAILEY and PETEY BAILEY
Gene Giggy as UNCLE BILLY 
Royce Harrell as ANNOUNCER 2, SAM WAINWRIGHT, RANDALL, and the SHERIFF 
Ross Bernhardt as BYSTANDER, HORACE and MR. CARTER

MUSIC BY: Dr. Ross Bernhardt

LIVE SOUND EFFECTS PERFORMED BY: Pete Lutz

FESTERSHIELD CIGARETTES commercials and jingles written by Pete Lutz

FESTERSHIELD PERFORMERS:

Russ Walker as THE PRIVATE

Pete Lutz as THE SERGEANT

Dawn Robertson as THE DRIVER and THE CRYING KID

Dana Gonsalves as THE COP

John Bell as THE DISPATCH VOICE

Gene Giggy as SANTA CLAUS and

FESTERSHIELD QUARTET: Ross Bernhardt, Chuck Wilson, Teddi Giggy, Geneva Aubrey

HUGE THANKS TO JOHN BELL (and the lovely Mrs. Bell) for traveling all the way from Alabama and spending two weeks in performance with us! 

SPECIAL THANKS AND MAD LUV TO RUSS AND SUZY WALKER for making the historic Rialto Theater available for these performances. If you're in the Corpus Christi area, make the drive to Aransas Pass for a show at the Rialto. It's community theatre at its finest!

Dec 15, 2019

Episode 9 -- "Christmas Show 1950", The Bing Crosby Chesterfield Show

Welcome to Old-Time Radio Essentials, a new podcast wherein a specific episode from a selected OTR series is presented, and then discussed by three co-hosts: Pete Lutz, Jane St. John and Paul Arbisi; to determine whether or not it meets the following criteria:

1. Is it truly representative of that series? (Can anyone point to it and say, "Yes, that is what [NAME OF SERIES] was all about.")

2. Is it an episode worthy of inclusion in any and every OTR aficionado's private collection?

So with this in mind, we three bring you, as our ninth installment (and Pete's selection), this episode of The Bing Crosby Show from 1950. We'll introduce the show, play it in its entirety, then discuss it at length. Thanks for joining us, and we hope you enjoy it! 

To comment on how we might improve this podcast, or give suggestions for future discussions, please write to us at f6point3@gmail.com . Put the word "Essentials" in the subject line.

Your feedback means a lot to us! A review at iTunes or at your usual podcatcher would be appreciated.

FIND THIS SHOW PLUS HUNDREDS OF OTHER WONDERFUL AUDIO DRAMAS AT www.mutualaudionetwork.com !

FANS OF 'THE CELLAR'...don't worry, Cadavera will be back soon. Our next number, "Skulls in the Stars" is being guest-produced by my friend John Bell, of the "Bell's in the Batfry" podcast.

But with luck an' if the creek don't rise, our next feature will be a special Jake Dimes, Range Detective Christmas show, "Santa's Stolen Sack". Watch for that before Christmas Day!

Oct 20, 2019

"Do you dare to go down into...THE CELLAR?"

Welcome to the seventh number in our continuing horror/suspense anthology series! Our stories are either original, or inspired by, or adapted from pulp fiction and classic literature, but they're guaranteed all-new productions, and no repeats from other series. PLUS the special script-writing competition ends one week from today, on October 27th. I'm very happy to say that we've received 10 pretty solid entries and I'm looking forward to more before the deadline. The winners (there will be two) will be guaranteed slots in a future season of The Cellar. 

And now...we proudly present "The Theory of Mutual Repulsion", adapted by our director/producer Pete Lutz, from a sci-fi pulp-fiction story by Margaret St Clair. Dr. Rebecca Colley is a scientist whose device was intended to end war, but the world soon learns that its effects may well end mankind!

CAST:

ANGELA YOUNG as CADAVERA QUIVRY

GRAHAM ROWAT as YOUR ANNOUNCER

Sarah Golding as REBECCA COLLEY

Jessica Mathews as THE SOCIAL MEDIA POD VOICE

Ashley Kristeen Vega as VINNIE JOHNSON

Owen McCuen, Alan Clower & Pete Lutz as THE PENTAGON MEN

Jackie Ayers as TANYA SHAPIRO

Lisa Michaud as THE FRENCH SOCIAL MEDIA POD VOICE

Pete Lutz as FRANCOIS RENAUD

Jason D. Johnson as SERGEANT MA

Mark Rigsby as THE GUNMAN

'THE CELLAR' theme by Tom Rory Parsons

MUSIC FOR THIS EPISODE by Kevin MacLeod of incompetech.com

"Curse of the Scarab"; "On the Shore"; "Trio for Piano, Cello & Clarinet"

Sound effects from the Public Domain and freesound.org

Sep 22, 2019

"Do you dare to go down into...THE CELLAR?"

Welcome to Episode six of our continuing horror/suspense anthology series! Our stories are either original, or inspired by, or adapted from pulp fiction and classic literature, but they're guaranteed all-new productions, and no repeats from other series. PLUS we have a very special script-writing competition going on right now! If you scroll down this page a little bit, you'll see all the details. Entries are being accepted now until October 27th. We've gotten some entries so far, and we look forward to more!

And now...we proudly present "The Defense Rests", adapted by our director/producer Pete Lutz, from a 1938 pulp-fiction story by Julius Long. Joanna Sanders is a ruthless defense attorney who will stop at nothing to get her clients acquitted, until one day she suddenly finds herself unable to do a thing in the aftermath of a particular murder.

CAST:

ANGELA YOUNG as CADAVERA QUIVRY

GRAHAM ROWAT as YOUR ANNOUNCER

Aileen Corpos as JOANNA SANDERS

Lisa Ayala, Katie Loftin, Zoe Jenkins and Rachel Rumler as THE REPORTERS

Zoe Jenkins as THE BAILIFF and THE BYSTANDER

Teddi Giggy as THE JUDGE

Merilee Robinson as THE FOREWOMAN OF THE JURY

Lisa Michaud as DISTRICT ATTORNEY ROBERTS

Jessica Mathews as TALIA

Leo Longoria as COSTELLO

Michele Barnett as DOCTOR ASMAN

Jackie Ayers as DOCTOR GOWANS

Victoria Fancki as BILLIE WILLIAMS

"The Cellar" theme by Tom Rory Parsons

Sound effects created by Pete Lutz, and/or acquired from freesound.org and/or the Public Domain

Music passages from the following compositions by Kevin MacLeod of incompetech.com:

Symmetry

Shadowlands 2 - Bridge

Shadowlands 4 - Breath

Shadowlands 7 - Codex

Aug 25, 2019

"Do you dare to go down into...THE CELLAR?"

Welcome to Episode Five of our all-new horror/suspense anthology series! Our stories are either original, or inspired by, or adapted from pulp fiction and classic literature. PLUS we have a very special script-writing competition going on right now! If you scroll down this page a little bit, you'll see all the details. Entries are being accepted now until a certain date in October.

And now...we proudly present "Today's Special" by our director/producer Pete Lutz, inspired by an episode of the BBC Radio series, "The Price of Fear". It's the story of two friends who frequent a little out-of-the-way restaurant in the Hill Country of Texas. What's on the menu may turn out to be a little...unusual. Bon Appetit!

Includes a special feature! Philboyd Studge interviews a married couple, winners of a huge lottery jackpot!

CAST:

ANNOUNCER: Graham Rowat

CADAVERA QUIVRY (Your Ghostly Host): Angela Young

LINUS MATHRIDGE: Alan Clower

CAVIN CARSTAIRS: Dana Gonsalves

MRS MATHRIDGE/HOSTESS: Kristy Glick

MME. FEDOSIA: Aileen Corpos

RESTAURANT PATRON: Kevin Schuster

AIRPORT ANNOUNCEMENTS: Zoe Jenkins, Pete Lutz

MUSIC composed for this episode by Dr. Ross Bernhardt

"THE CELLAR" Theme by Tom Rory Parsons

SPECIAL FEATURE CAST:

ANNOUNCER: Riley C. Lutz

PHILBOYD STUDGE: Himself

MAGNOLIA SHIPLAP: Michele Barnett

MR. WINSTON HEDGES: Gene Giggy

MRS. WINSTON HEDGES: Teddi Giggy

Aug 13, 2019

CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of the 2019 Script Writing Contest!

In all we had 12 entries, from which our panel of five judges selected three top winners, and I felt so strongly about the fourth-highest that I named it an "Honorable Mention" awardee.

FIRST PLACE: "Terror on Edge Island", Adrian Cory
SECOND PLACE: "Phobias Unlimited", Rachel Rumler
THIRD PLACE: "The Game", John Bell & Becky Beach
HONORABLE MENTION: "The Renegotiation", Kevin Kordis

1st/2nd Placers earn slots in the next season's line-up of my audio drama series, "The Cellar", and 3rd Place/Hon. Mention may get slots if there are any left over. All will receive very nice certificates and braggin' rights.

Very special thanks to our judges, Robert Tinsley, Garethandkath Severn, Nancy Gaugler, Paul Belcher II and Lisa Espinoza McGrew. Your time and efforts in this final bit of the competition are greatly appreciated!

Thanks also to all entrants and let's hope you send us something next year!

 

SCRIPT-WRITING CONTEST!

To celebrate the Narada Radio Company’s Six Hundredth*‡ Anniversary of making Audio Dramas, we announce a Very Special Contest: Write a Horror Script for our new series, “The Cellar”!

Here are the VERY SIMPLE RULES:

1. Script must be original, not an adaptation, although it may contain characters that are currently in the Public Domain. Script must not have been previously produced. Subject matter is your choice – it can be scary, morbid, thrilling, violent, tongue-in-cheek, sexy, or whatever you decide. Adult language is OK, but keep in mind that the human brain gets tired quickly of hearing an overabundance of F-bombs, so don’t overdo it.

2. Script must run at least 22-25 pages long (giving it an approximate half-hour run time). Format is your choice, so long as it can be easily read. It must also be written as an audio drama (i.e., no visual cues).

3. Script must include the following items or will be subject to immediate disqualification:
a. At least one monster or supernatural creature.
b. Sound effects and music cues
c. A MacGuffin (something that drives the plot: an item that is lost and is being sought; or anything of importance to the main character that others may or may not be hiding/keeping from him-her/also searching for) - can be anything but must be obvious.

4. Scripts must not have heavy third-person narration. If one of your characters provides some narration that’s fine, but don’t overdo it. Let dialogue, music and SFX tell the story.

5. There is NO entry fee. First Place and Second Place winners will receive printed certificates and a guaranteed slot in “The Cellar” series run. Third Place winner will receive a certificate and consideration toward future production. Decision of judges is final.

6. All entrants will retain possession of copyrights to their work, but First/Second/Third Place (if option is picked up) winners must agree to delay any new production until after it is showcased in “The Cellar”.

7. Contest is open to anybody, and deadline is 10-27-19, the Six Hundredth*‡ Anniversary of the initial release of “The Big Trip Up Yonder” – Season 1, Episode 1 of Pulp-Pourri Theatre. That’s just a short time away, so GET BUSY WRITING! BUSY, BUSY, BUSY!!

E-MAIL SCRIPTS TO f6point3@gmail.com. Scripts received after the deadline will be deleted.

*Sorry, that’s actually the Sixtieth Anniversary.
No, no, it’s the SIXTH, actually, sorry again!

Jul 28, 2019

"Do you dare to go down into...THE CELLAR?"

Welcome to Episode Four of our all-new horror/suspense anthology series! Our stories are either original, or inspired by, or adapted from pulp fiction and classic literature. Season One of THE CELLAR already has 17 episodes written and cast, with 24 total episodes planned. Expect eerie or suspenseful tales from authors such as Ray Bradbury, August Derleth, Henry Kuttner and Robert Bloch! Not only these, but you can expect an audio adaptation of a weird Grand Guignol play, Pete Lutz's own adaptation of a play by Eugene O'Neill, plus several original tales from Pete and guest playwright Mark Slade. The possibilities are endless, the thrills are non-stop, and the stories are the best possible ones we could find and/or create. 

With that in mind we proudly present "The Evil Twin" by R. Anthony, one of several pen names for pulp-fiction writer Anthony M. Rud, adapted by Pete Lutz. It concerns a prominent doctor and surgeon, treating a young man who is...more than he seems. Enjoy!

CAST:

ANNOUNCER: Graham Rowat

CADAVERA QUIVRY (Your Ghostly Host): Angela Young

DR PAUL BRENNEN: Joe Stofko

JOHN PENDLETON: Jonathan Montgomery

DR FREDERICK HOFFMAN: Curt Johnson

NURSE CUMMINGS: Debby Leal-Ramirez

NURSE AYALA: Tanja Milojevic

DUTY NURSE: Sarah Golding

DR HALLER: Rachel Rumler

 

"The Cellar" theme by Tom Rory Parsons

Sound effects from freesound dot org and the public domain

"The Cellar" was conceived, produced and directed by Pete Lutz, and stars the Narada Radio Company. This is a 63audio production, mixed and mastered in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Jun 30, 2019

"Do you dare to go down into...THE CELLAR?"

Welcome to Episode Three of our all-new horror/suspense anthology series! Our stories are either original, or inspired by, or adapted from pulp fiction and classic literature. Season One of THE CELLAR already has 17 episodes written and cast, with more to come. Expect eerie or suspenseful tales from authors such as Ray Bradbury, August Derleth, Henry Kuttner and Robert Bloch! Not only these, but you can expect an audio adaptation of a weird Grand Guignol play, AND Pete Lutz's own adaptation of a Lon Chaney-starred silent film. The possibilities are endless, the thrills are non-stop, and the stories are the best possible ones we could find and/or create. 

With that in mind we proudly present a tale by Robert E. Howard, adapted by Pete Lutz. Set in the dry, dusty plains of West Texas, we bring you the story of an impulsive cowpuncher and a wise old Mexican, and what happens when an ancient evil is released from its burial ground.

CAST:

ANNOUNCER: Graham Rowat

CADAVERA QUIVRY (Your Ghostly Host): Angela Young

STEVE BRILL: Lothar Tuppan

JUAN LOPEZ: Juan Perez

TEACHER/NURSE: Julie Hoverson

DOC CASHION: Edward Champion

SHERIFF MAYCOMB: Mark Rigsby

Music for this episode especially composed and performed by Dr. Ross Bernhardt

The Cellar theme composed by Tom Rory Parsons

Stay tuned till the end, for a preview of Episode Four!

Sound effects from the PD and from freesound.org and from Creative Commons License

Jun 2, 2019

"Do you dare to go down into...THE CELLAR?"

Welcome to Episode Two of our all-new horror/suspense anthology series! Our stories are either original, or inspired by, or adapted from pulp fiction and classic literature. Season One of THE CELLAR already has 17 episodes written and cast, with more to come. Expect eerie or suspenseful tales from authors such as Ray Bradbury, August Derleth, Henry Kuttner and Robert E. Howard! Not only these, but you can expect an audio adaptation of a Eugene O'Neill play, AND Pete Lutz's own adaptation of a Lon Chaney-starred silent film. The possibilities are endless, the thrills are non-stop, and the stories are the best possible ones we could find. 

With that in mind we proudly present Paul Witcover's tale, "Moonlight Becomes Magenta", adapted by my friend and fellow audio dramatist Mark Slade. Set in old Mexico, we hear the story of a young boy forced by fate to seek vengeance against the man who killed his father, and the supernatural elements that helped him do it. Viva la revolución!

CAST:

ANNOUNCER: Graham Rowat

CADAVERA QUIVRY (Your Ghostly Host): Angela Young

PABLITO as an Adult: Nick Wommack

BENITEZ: Juan Perez

PABLO: Orlando Segarra

JAVIER: Micah Blain

YOUNG PABLITO: Debby Leal-Ramirez

CESAR: Joe Martinez

MAGENTA: Christin Espinoza

With Additional Voices by Merilee Robinson, Jonathan Montgomery, Lisa Michaud, Aileen Corpos, Mark Bruzee, Derek Rhein, Jessica Mathews, Dyanna Garza and Pete Lutz

"The Cellar" theme composed and performed by Tom Rory Parsons

Stay tuned til the end, for a preview of Episode Three!

Music from the Public Domain, and/or thru a Creative Commons License, and from Kevin MacLeod of incompetech.com

Sound effects from the PD and from freesound.org and from Creative Commons License

Mar 10, 2019

"Do you dare to go down into...THE CELLAR?"

Welcome to Episode One of our all-new horror/suspense anthology series! Our stories are either original, or inspired by, or adapted from pulp fiction and classic literature. Season One of THE CELLAR already has 15 episodes written and cast, with more to come. Expect eerie or suspenseful tales from authors such as Ray Bradbury, Paul Witcover, August Derleth, Henry Kuttner and Robert E. Howard! Not only these, but you can expect an audio adaptation of a Eugene O'Neill play, AND Pete Lutz's own adaptation of a Lon Chaney-starred silent film. The possibilities are endless, the thrills are non-stop, and the stories are the best ones possible we could find. 

Our first one is an original tale by our director, inspired by an episode of Arch Oboler's "Lights Out" (but he can't remember which one). George McDingle is a guy who's been under the thumb of the world his entire life. But one morning he awakens with a massive headache...and a strange new power. Will he use it for good...or evil? Listen and find out! 

Our hostess with the mostest, Cadavera Quivry, will be on hand for every installment, introducing the show and opening her big book of weird stories just for you! So sit back and get (un)comfortable, and enjoy our first trip down to...THE CELLAR! 

CAST:

ANNOUNCER: Graham Rowat

CADAVERA QUIVRY: Angela Young

GEORGE McDINGLE: Christian Ferris

DOCTOR BANNISTER: Thomas Goodwin

TRUCK DRIVER: Pete Lutz

SHELLEY DORSEY: Angela Young

SURGEON: Steve Blizin

"The Cellar" theme composed and performed by Tom Rory Parsons

Stay tuned til the end, for a preview of Episode Two, AND a promo from one of our fellow creators!

Feb 11, 2019

Here it is, at long last: the 12th and final chapter of our original Western serial, entitled "Rescue!" I find it hard to believe that I wrote this in early 2016 and started producing it late that same year, and am only now finishing it. But I hope you will feel that it has been a good journey, and worth the wait.

Our cast for this chapter:

Dana Gonsalves as JAKE DIMES

Victoria Fancki as CHRIS

Austin Beach as BUCK

Jeff Niles as SHERIFF CONROY

David Ault as SPICER

Joe Stofko as FRED GREENSLATE

Tommy Gragg as HICKAM

Mark Kalita as JOE

Lothar Tuppan as BRAX and

Nancy Bueler as MOLLY

ANNOUNCERS: Glenn Higbee, Darren Rockhold

JAKE DIMES THEME composed by Pete Lutz, performed by Dr. Ross Bernhardt

Beginning in March, our new series, "The Cellar", will be available thru the all-new MUTUAL AUDIO DRAMA NETWORK! So be sure to look for our offerings, plus all the other new productions from my friends, at mutualaudionetwork dot com!

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"!

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