Listen Online! Through The Looking Glass – Episode 11: Prince Prigio, part 1 of 6

Dive in to the first part of a new six-part story for Through the Looking Glass featuring voices from across the company.

Cast: 

Announcer: Kim Davenport
Narrator: Bjorn Munson
Prince of Old: Francis Abbey
Dragon: Tara Garwood
Courtiers: Mike Bernal, William R. Coughlan, Kim Davenport, Elizabeth Farrington, Tara Garwood, Bjorn Munson, Brooks Tegler
King Grognio: Kevin Murray
The Queen: Mary Lechter
The Last Fairy of All: Elizabeth Farrington
Prince Prigio: Nick DePinto
All the World: Francis Abbey, Mike Bernal, William R. Coughlan, Kim Davenport, Elizabeth Farrington, Tara Garwood, Bjorn Munson, Joel Snyder, Brooks Tegler

Crew:

Recorded at Tulgey Wood Studios in Deepest Springfield, Tohubohu Productions in Burke, Virginia, and other locations in Virginia, DC, and Maryland… including Hyattsville.

Dialogue editing by Maurice Malde.

Sound effects editing and final mixing by William R. Coughlan.

Post-production services provided by Tohubohu Productions, LLC

Length: 27:39
Rated AD-G for general audiences. Contains dragons, firedrakes, and mention of how impolitic the Crusades were. Really nothing offensive, except for grownups who take things too seriously.

Rated AD-G (Audio Drama 'G')

Listen Live! Through The Looking Glass – Episode 11: Prince Prigio, part 1 of 6

Join us on WERA-LP 96.7 FM just about now (4:00pm ET)  for a new six-part story of Through the Looking Glass featuring voices from across the company.

Cast: 

Announcer: Kim Davenport
Narrator: Bjorn Munson
Prince of Old: Francis Abbey
Dragon: Tara Garwood
Courtiers: Mike Bernal, William R. Coughlan, Kim Davenport, Elizabeth Farrington, Tara Garwood, Bjorn Munson, Brooks Tegler
King Grognio: Kevin Murray
The Queen: Mary Lechter
The Last Fairy of All: Elizabeth Farrington
Prince Prigio: Nick DePinto
All the World: Francis Abbey, Mike Bernal, William R. Coughlan, Kim Davenport, Elizabeth Farrington, Tara Garwood, Bjorn Munson, Joel Snyder, Brooks Tegler

Crew:

Dialogue editing by Maurice Malde.

Sound effects editing and final mixing by William R. Coughlan.

Post-production services provided by Tohubohu Productions, LLC

Listen to the Episode Live!

Length: 27:59
Rated AD-G for general audiences. Contains dragons, firedrakes, and mention of how impolitic the Crusades were. Really nothing offensive, except for grownups who take things too seriously.

Rated AD-G (Audio Drama 'G')

Live Theater Revisits Audio Theater

A lot of the company has worked, and continues to work, in live theater — though now isn’t as easy. We previously shared a message from the artistic director of the Guthrie Theater in Minnesota about theater’s enduring qualities.

Theaters are continuing to find ways to weather the closures and one way, as detailed on NPR, is to do plays as radio dramas.

The article references Orson Welles’ famous “War of the Worlds” broadcast from 1938, which we commemorated in 2018 with our own live performance of “War of the Worlds,” set in modern day and locally here in the Washington, DC area.

We hope this trend helps keep the lights on for many theaters — and perhaps introduces new listeners to the “Theater of the Mind.”

Listen Online! Through The Looking Glass – Episode 10: Two Shoemaker Tales

Stories: 

“The Elves and the Shoemaker”
by the Brothers Grimm, from their collection Kinder und Hausmärchen (1812)
translated by Edgar Taylor and Marian Edwardes (1823)
performed by Kim Davenport.

“The Cunning Shoemaker”
A tale from Sicily
Included in Andrew Lang’s collection The Pink Fairy Book (1897)
performed by Tom Kramer.

Crew:

Dialogue editing by Maurice Malde.

Sound effects editing and final mixing by William R. Coughlan.

Post-production services provided by Tohubohu Productions, LLC

Length: 22:44
Rated AD-G for general audiences. Contains nought but whimsy in the first tale (okay, that and some nakedness), but does contain some death in the second one… but it does happen to bad people and is quite in line with fairy tale karma.

Rated AD-G (Audio Drama 'G')

Listen Live! Through The Looking Glass – Episode 10: Two Shoemaker Tales

Join us on WERA-LP 96.7 FM just about now (4:00pm ET)  for two additions to our series Through the Looking Glass.

Stories: 

“The Elves and the Shoemaker”
by the Brothers Grimm, from their collection Kinder und Hausmärchen (1812)
translated by Edgar Taylor and Marian Edwardes (1823)
performed by Kim Davenport.

“The Cunning Shoemaker”
A tale from Sicily
Included in Andrew Lang’s collection The Pink Fairy Book (1897)
performed by Tom Kramer.

Crew:

Dialogue editing by Maurice Malde.

Sound effects editing and final mixing by William R. Coughlan.

Post-production services provided by Tohubohu Productions, LLC

Listen to the Episode Live!

Length: 23:44
Rated AD-G for general audiences. Contains nought but whimsy in the first tale (okay, that and some nakedness), but does contain some death in the second one… but it does happen to bad people and is quite in line with fairy tale karma.

Rated AD-G (Audio Drama 'G')

Listen Online! Through The Looking Glass – Episode 9: Cinderella

Performer: 

Jasmine Curry

Crew:

Recorded at the Room of Requirement

Dialogue editing by Maurice Malde.

Sound effects editing and final mixing by William R. Coughlan.

Post-production services provided by Tohubohu Productions, LLC

Discussion Topics

  1. At what point do you think you would Kirk out and just give a flying leg kick to the stepsisters?
  2. Did you know that rats can have beards? How does this change your worldview?
  3. How does the villainy of the stepmother and stepsisters in this tale compare to the Disney animated version? How much does the villainous cat add to the animated version?

Length: 22:55
Rated AD-G for general audiences. Contains thoughtless stepsisters and a rather cavalier attitude towards transmogrifying rodentia to be used as servants, but other than that, it’s pretty untroubling.

Rated AD-G (Audio Drama 'G')

The Worst Derelict Spaceships to Board

We didn’t get the idea of a crew boarding a derelict spaceship in a vacuum — wait, that didn’t come out right…

Our live production of Nostromo 2: Electric Alien Boogaloo is based on the many tales of crews exploring derelict spacecraft which inevitably leads to mayhem.

Well the folks over at Generation Films know all about this kind of mayhem, so they’ve compiled a list of ships you should definitely not board (as well as some other safety tips).

Warning, this will have spoilers for

  • The film Ad Astra
  • The TV series The Expanse
  • The video game Dead Space
  • The film Sunshine
  • The film Alien
  • The film Predators
  • The film Event Horizon
  • The film Pandorum

We’re still bummed we don’t get to do another live show like Nostromo 2 this year, but we’ll see about the future.

Listen Live! Through The Looking Glass – Episode 9: Cinderella

Join us on WERA-LP 96.7 FM just about now (4:00pm ET)  for the latest addition to our series Through the Looking Glass.

Performer: 

Jasmine Curry

Crew:

Recorded at the Room of Requirement

Dialogue editing by Maurice Malde.

Sound effects editing and final mixing by William R. Coughlan.

Post-production services provided by Tohubohu Productions, LLC

Listen to the Episode Live!

Discussion Topics

  1. At what point do you think you would Kirk out and just give a flying leg kick to the stepsisters?
  2. Did you know that rats can have beards? How does this change your worldview?
  3. How does the villainy of the stepmother and stepsisters in this tale compare to the Disney animated version? How much does the villainous cat add to the animated version?

Length: 22:55
Rated AD-G for general audiences. Contains thoughtless stepsisters and a rather cavalier attitude towards transmogrifying rodentia to be used as servants, but other than that, it’s pretty untroubling.

Rated AD-G (Audio Drama 'G')