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The Mysterious Old Radio Listening Society specializes performing original radio drama's, and adaptations of crime, suspense and horror radio drama's, broadcast during the golden age of radio, including classic tales from Lights Out, Suspense, Quiet Please, and more.  Each show is performed in the style of a vintage radio broadcast, complete with commercials breaks, live sound effects, and eerie music.


The MORLS present “The Thing on the Welcome Mat" 

“The Thing on the Welcome Mat, Part 1” from The Minnesota Goodbye: Minnesota Nice turns to Minnesota Weird when private detective Raymond Lake teams up with antiquarian-for-hire Jimmy Montague to investigate the death of a self-proclaimed necromancer!

“The Thing on the Welcome Mat, Part 2” from Jimmy Montague, Antiquarian-for-Hire: The necromancer's daughter hires Jimmy and his new pal Raymond Lake to find her schizophrenic husband. But is it a case of multiple personalities… or multiple possessions?

Sunday May 28th 

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater

Uptown Minneapolis

June 16th 8:00 PM

Crooners Supper Club

NE Minneapolis

The Mysterious Old Radio Listening Society Presents: Radio Noir

“Red Wind” from The Adventures of Philip Marlowe (1947): A murder in a cocktail lounge sends private eye Philip Marlowe in pursuit of a mysterious woman in a bolero jacket. The debut episode of The Adventures of Philip Marlowe was adapted from the 1938 short story by Raymond Chandler.

“The Cable Car Case” from Candy Matson, Yukon 2-8209 (1949): When a shopping trip puts “gal detective” Candy Matson on the same cable car as a murder victim, our sharp-witted heroine finds herself in the crosshairs of a killer! A fan-favorite episode from the delightfully quirky San-Francisco radio series. artisanal, old-school way of making entertainment. Shanan Custer, Joshua English Scrimshaw, Eric Webster and Tim Uren play a variety of hard-boiled stiffs and molls ...The conflicts are refreshingly simple and escapist. The fun is in watching these fine actors work almost exclusively with their voices … and to see them create a sepia-toned world with handmade sound effects.

DOMINIC P. PAPATOLA  - Pioneer Press

...Their love for and knowledge of the genre is evident.  I closed my eyes a few times during the show...because it's almost more chilling and thrilling to just listen and let your imagination create the picture of what's happening.  But it's also fun to watch the performers, who all have such great retro radio voices, with inventive sound effect implements.


Shanan Custer, Joshua English Scrimshaw, Tim Uren, Eric Webster, and Joe Weismann have this down cold — not just the technical aspect, but the tone… Chilling as it might be to experience these tales alone in the dark, it’s much more fun to experience them with a crowd.

City Pages

If you want to enjoy what it was like to enjoy being an audience member during an old radio broadcast, then you can't do better than seeing this company do their show. They just keep getting better every year. These are well-chosen, authentic, radio scripts from the 40s and 50s with live foley and masterful voice acting.


Heather - Audience Member

Two old radio scripts come to vivid life through the talents of seasoned professionals who jump seamlessly through multiple sharply drawn characters, while simultaneously generating sound effects and live music, and seemingly having as much fun in the performance as the audience. This show is pure delight!

Patrick - Audience Member


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