April 13th, 2023, at
Crooners Supper Club!
“Sorry, Wrong Number” from Suspense:
Lucille Fletcher’s famous radio play tells the story of a woman confined to her bed who overhears two men plotting a murder. First broadcast May 25th, 1943.
“Three Skeleton Key” from Escape:
Three lighthouse keepers battle a horde of rats in this classic story from French writer George Toudouze. First broadcast November 15th, 1949.
The MORLS presents
“Better Living Through Science"
Join The Mysterious Old Radio Listening Society for three short plays exploring technology past and future!
The Society presents three audio plays, performed in the style of an old-time radio broadcast, including 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 Shanan Custer, Joshua English Scrimshaw, Tim Uren and Eric Webster “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).
“Watchbird” from Future Crash (live premiere)
Charlie manufactures Watchbirds; armed drones designed to detect and detain murderers before they strike. Will this new technology usher in an age of peace and harmony… or end life on Earth as we know it? An original script by Joshua English Scrimshaw based on the short story by Robert Sheckley.
“A Half Hour to Death”
from Better Living Radio Theater (1953)
A young girl is poisoned and her only chance of survival is… the telephone! Produced as a public service, Better Living Radio Theater presented dramatic stories celebrating America’s technological achievements.
“Minnesota, Magnets, and Murder” from The Minnesota Goodbye (premiere)
The 3M company is on the brink of releasing a new type of magnetic tape that will revolutionize the way people record sounds. But when one of the first tapes seems to have captured the sounds of a murder, Detective Raymond Lake is called in to crack the case. Can he solve a case in which he cannot trust what he hears? This brand new episode of The Minnesota Goodbye was written by Tim Uren and features Joshua English Scrimshaw as Raymond Lake!