Meet the Cast: Nick Bourne

We add this latest “Meet the Cast” entry on a day of celebration and gratitude for it is a day when we say au revoir to this valued cast member.

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Nick Bourne joined the Nutmeg Junction team in late 2018 with a strong recommendation from Lana Peck who worked with him on a one-act playwright festival at the Warner Theater.  Since Bourne had arrived in Torrington, he built a name for himself within the local theatre scene, and in 2018 acted in the aforementioned playwright festival, in The Warner Theatre’s The Unexpected Guest and in The Charlie Brown Christmas. Bourne has extensive stage experience and among the highlights are his roles in the 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee and in Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None”.

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When he joined us on Junction we offered him many roles, first as a snarflepoof named Calvin in our philosophically inspired faux cartoon show (ala Smurfs or Trolls) in our “Halloween Special” called “Snarfleween”. He voiced multiple characters in the subsequent episode, as a reporter and as a Senator’s aide in a Packy-Dermy-Poo mystery adventure.

Nick then voiced an Agatha Christie inspired character in our spoof of the Christie genre “And Then There was ONE” and performed it LIVE with cast members in early December as part of the “SpeakEasy” show.  In 2019 he was back in episodes 3, 4 an 5 as part of the Spacy Squad (he played Javy Dones-read; Davy Jones in our Brady’s in space story), as the Announcer for the Grey Whisper in episodes 4 and 5 and took on the all important role of Congressman Jack Vindle in the noir “Harriet Holmes: The Sleep of Angels”. for episodes 6 and 7 and his work will be featured in subsequent episodes for Space Sentries: The Additional Lineage” segments.

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At the live performance from left to right-Kurt Boucher, Jack Sheedy, Nick Bourne, David Robinson, Rich Cyr, Jandi Hanna, Olivia Wadsworth

Nick will be heading off to pursue grand adventures in the city that never sleeps where the epicenter of world class theater abounds in opportunity. But as he departs we know that some time in the future when time and technology allows, he can voice some more roles again in a “remote location” capacity and our show will be all the better for it!

 

Harriet Holmes: The Sleep of Angels P.1

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Nick Bourne as Congressman Jack Vindle and Olivia Wadsworth as Harriet Holmes

 

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Private Eye Harriet Holmes takes a case to document the comings and goings of a popular Congressman for a mysterious client. Following a car from the Congressman’s home, Holmes and her assistant Otis discover there may be more to the case than meets the eye in this noir style thriller.

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Olivia Wadsworth as Harriet Holmes with Hunter Reese as Otis

 

In this episode we present the first part of a ‘noir” inspired narrative “Harriet Holmes and the Sleep of Angels.  This story is a departure from our usual lighthearted fare.

The story was intended to be a three chapter arc but we found that one of the key actors in the story, Nick Bourne who portrays Congressman Jack Vindle, will be pursuing theater in the city that never sleeps (and we’re rooting for him!) so we will share the part two of the story next week.
Starring
Olivia Wadsworth as Harriet Holmes
NIck Bourne as Congressman Jack Vindle
Hunter Reese as Otis
with Jandi Hanna, Dan Willey and J. Timothy Quirk

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The Grey Whisper: Anthracite Adieu (with sneak preview of Harriet Holmes)

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Our Grey Whisper story began a few weeks ago in “Anthracite in Blue” and continued the following week in “Anthracite in Two”. This week we present the conclusion to the the story with “Anthracite Adieu”.

After that we present a sneak peek at special Harriet Holmes story entitled “Sleep of Angels”.

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Anthracite Adieu features

Jandi Hanna as Madeline Forthright/The Grey Whisper

Rich Cyr as Rusty

with

Kurt Boucher as Dalton Pressege

Nick Bourne as the Announcer

Robert C. Fullerton as Number Nine

Melissa Gabehart as Ms. Harcourt

Lana Peck as Store Owner

Olivia Wadsworth as Jean Craftwell/Number Four

and

Dan Willey as Agent (who happens to come from) Orange

 

Harriet Holmes: Sleep of Angels

Stars

Olivia Wadsworth as Harriet Holmes

Nick Bourne as Jack Vindle

Hunter Reese as Otis

Robert C. Fullerton as Mr. Pierce

 

 

 

Grey Whisper: Anthracite in Two & Space Sentries III

 

In the continuation of the Grey Whisper three part story “Anthracite in Blue, we have the second segment “Anthracite in TWO”.  It features Jandi Hanna as The Grey Whisper and Rich Cyr as Rusty.  Our heroes investigate the case of the theft of fiber art from the fourth most popular fiber art museum in the region.

The story pays homage to the Athol-Orange area as we joined the WVAO station and wanted to give some shout outs!

Also we add Space Sentries III, the studio version. We recorded a live version of this short segment in November but we wanted to add a studio version for posterity with better sound quality for the story.

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Credits

Nutmeg Junction was created, written and produced by J. Timothy Quirk

Madeline: Jandi Hanna

Rusty: Rich Cyr

Dalton: Kurt Boucher

Dr. Unhippa: Robert C. Fullerton

Jean Craftwell: Olivia Wadsworth

Announcer: Nick Bourne

Girl: Mariel Quirk

In Space Sentries III:
Commander Alx: Kurt Boucher

Ensign Puffle: Rich Cyr

Announcer: J. Timothy Quirk

“The Grey Whisper: Anthracite in Blue” and “The Spacy Squad”!

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We present two stories in this episode.
The first story we see a return of The Grey Whisper and Rusty in the beginning of a three part saga: Anthracite in Blue! Someone has stolen some fiber art from the fourth most popular fiber art museum in northern Massachusetts. Madeline Forthright and Rusty travel to Athol, Massachusetts and investigate!
Then, what would happen if a bunch of Bradys went to space? Find out in the Spacy Squad!

 

SHOW NOTES
We returned to the Grey Whisper character, our pulp hero. We noted that we had not completed a story “The Vampire Sloth” and that what was written was also the first part of a story and for a moment considered if it would be funny to only write the beginnings of the Grey Whisper Stories but decided we’ll definitely pay off each one, no matter how long it takes.

Further, what I had prepared was the concept of having at least two stories recorded for each episode and then have at least one of those stories have a cliff hanger and bring back the audience the following week.

So I had the Grey Whisper story prepared as a three partner. We’ve already recorded the first two (see next episode for part two!) and we’ll record the final chapter of this three part story tomorrow.

This episode marks the return of Conrad Sienkiewicz as our announcer and Caroline Sienkiewicz (who formerly portrayed Darly in our Daring Darling Darly episode!)

 

Additionally, original cast member Kurt Boucher wrote a story of The Brady Bunch in space called the Spacy Squad. With some tweaking in the edits, we recorded the Spacy Squad on the same night and it worked out exceptionally well.

 

CREDITS
Episode was written, created and produced by J .Timothy Quirk and recorded at WAPJ Torrington Community Radio

The Cast:
The Grey Whisper: Anthracite in Blue

Jandi Hanna as the Grey Whisper

Rich Cyr as Rusty

with

Kurt Boucher as Dalton Pressege

Robert C. Fullerton as Number Nine

Melissa Gabehart as Ms. Harcourt

Lana Peck as Store Owner

Mariel Quirk as Number Two

Caroline Sienkiewicz as Number Three

Conrad Sienkiewicsz as the Announcer

Olivia Wadsworth as Number Four

 

The Spacy Squad

Conrad Sienkiewicz as the Announcer and “Billy”

J. Timothy Quirk as Mark Spacy

Jandi Hanna as Mrs. Spacy

Melissa Gabehart as HALice

Olivia Wadsworth as Margie

Caroline Sienkiewicz as Jen

Lana Peck as Sandy

Rich Cyr as Glenn

Kurt Boucher as Preston

Mariel Quirk as Mrs. Peasley Doll

and Nick Bourne as Javy Dones.