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.
CROONERS SUPPER CLUB - September 23 / October 13 / December 28 2023
BRYANT LAKE BOWL THEATER - September 10 / October 15 / November 19 2023
Sunday September 10th
Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
Crooners Supper Club
Welcome to the Mysterious Old Radio Workshop;
experiments in staged audio drama from The Mysterious Old Radio Listening Society!
Join society members Shannan Custer, Joshua English Scrimshaw, Tim Uren, and Eric Webster for an eclectic lineup of original audio plays and offbeat classics.
In September, we present a genre-crossing night of adventure, murder, and time-travel, presented in the style of an old-time radio broadcast, complete with vintage commercials and live sound effects. It’s an “entertaining and creepy homage to an era gone by” (Cherry and Spoon) brought to life by veteran Twin Cities performers using their voices to paint a picture so vivid that if you close your eyes you can see the action in your mind's eye.” (Stages of Minnesota)
“Get to the Castle, Part 1” from Grey Ghost and the Agents of Floor 10 (premiere): Eric Webster, creator of Shade’s Brigade, brings you an all-new adventure serial, Grey Ghost and the Agents of Floor 10! The first mission of the newly-formed team of agents takes them to a castle in Austria with a notorious and terrifying secret!
"The 13th Sound" from Suspense (1947): A widow is haunted by the murder of her husband. An experiment in psychology and sound from radio’s theater of thrills.
"Nikola Tesla and the Pigeon of Destiny" from Strange History (live premiere): Joshua English Scrimshaw brings you the untold and mostly untrue story of Nikola Tesla’s final confrontation with his time-traveling arch-foe, Thomas Edison!
The MORLS presents
“Agatha Christie Night"
Join The Mysterious Old Radio Listening Society for an Agatha Christie double-feature! The Society presents two audio plays by the grand dame of mystery, performed in the style of an old-time radio broadcast, including vintage commercials and live sound effects!
“Philomel Cottage” from Suspense: When newlywed Alix finds a mysterious entry in her husband’s diary, their idyllic marriage turns suddenly sinister. A vintage tale of suspense based on one of Agatha Christie’s earliest stories.
“The Veiled Lady” from A Toast to Murder: Lady Millicent Vaughn is being blackmailed and only one man can save her – Hercule Poirot! A classic Christie tale adapted for audio by Joshua English Scrimshaw and starring Tim Uren as the great Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot.
...an 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.
CHERRY AND SPOON
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.
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