The Audio, Show Notes, Photos and more
This episode was the second of the first three episodes which we recorded on the same date in January. The recording session was fun but also a learning experience. For one thing it was the first full cast passenger story where everyone fit into the small room of Studio B at WAPJ station in Torrington.
The impetus of the story was to capture the familiar concept of a husband and wife mystery team as exemplified in the William Powell and Myrna Loy era. The characters of Nathaniel and Netta Chase were voiced by Kurt Boucher and Lana Peck who have worked together many times before and have a natural rapport.
Now as it is an approximately 10 minute mini-mystery the fun was in the creation of the sound effects and music to accompany the voices. We were very happy that State Representative Michelle Cook was willing to be a guest on our show and while there, she was asked to voice a role in the mystery which she was very gracious enough to do for us.
Rich Cyr and Jandi Hanna were the Rowlings, and they become an even more formidable team in the next episode (Episode 4: The Grey Whisper).
Josh Newey and Robert C Fullerton provide stand out supporting voices in the piece as Benjamin Marley and the butler, Jennings.
Robert C Fullerton then joined Emily Victoria. Emily Victoria is an extraordinary young talent and both songs “Unafraid” and “Cruel Intentions”
As for the mini-drama on the trolley involving conductor JT thinking he will be the new Lead Conductor, consider that this was written at the same time and in the same voice as the prior episode and the tone was considered from my perspective the way of a Jack Benny show which enjoys some playful banter and teasing of characters.
Episode title: A Case of A Little Light Murder © 2018 J. TIMOTHY QUIRK
The Program Was Created/Written/Produced/Edited by J. Timothy Quirk
Guest Passenger: State Representative Michelle Cook
Musical Guest: Emily Victoria
LANA PECK AS CONDUCTOR ELLA AND NETTA CHANCE
KURT BOUCHER AS NATHANIEL CHANCE
JANDI HANNA AS LEAD CONDUCTOR MARGOT MUELLER AND MRS. ROWLING
J. TIMOTHY QUIRK AS “JT” AND JAMES CROMWELL
RICH CYR AS MR. ROWLING
JOSH NEWEY AS BENJAMIN MARLEY
MICHELLE COOK AS TABITHA MARLEY
CONRAD SIENKIEWICZ AS NARRATOR
DIRECTED BY CONRAD SIENKIEWICZ
Rehearsed at Trinity Episcopal Church in Torrington
Recorded at WAPJ Torrington Community Radio
The Nutmeg Junction Theme by Robert C. Fullerton (c) 2018
Mr. JT (instrumental) by Robert C. Fullerton (c) 2018
Unafraid (c) Emily Victoria
Cruel Intentions (C) Emily Victoria
Additional music and foley courtesy of Youtube royalty free music or otherwise obtained in the environment by J. Timothy Quirk