Episode 223: Tales of Intrigue! Plus: Poetry!

Introducing a parody of the stolid 60’s era detectives in Los Angeles comes TALES OF INTRIGUE: starring Phil Hall as Rutledge and Kurt Boucher as Haldeman. In this episode the duo infiltrate the Poetry scene with fool proof disguises: rented bandannas but when one bandanna falls off, will they be discovered for the agents of the status quo?
Then Nutmeg Junction cast members share .favorite poems from times gone by. Enjoy these trips on the trolley ride of imagination on Nutmeg Junction: America’s NEW Old Time Radio program!

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CREDITS

Episode 223: was written, created and produced by J. Timothy Quirk.

The majority of the program was recorded at WAPJ Torrington Community Radio. Some segments were recorded separately at offsite locations.

Some music courtesy of youtube royalty free music-selections where attribution is not required.

Serendiphistory theme used in the poetry segment was written, created and performed by Robert C. Fullerton ©2018 and used with permission.

CAST:

PHIL HALL AS JAMES RUTLEDGE

KURT BOUCHER AS HALDEMAN

JEFF SAVAGE AS CHIEF

RICH CYR AS COFFEE SHOP BARISTA

JANDI HANNA AS MAMA MOONSHINE

REBECCA ROSEWOOD AS FLOWER

 

POETRY SEGMENT

PHIL HALL READING OZYMANDIUS WRITTEN BY PERCY SHELLEY

KURT BOUCHER READING DRIED APPLE PIES BY ANONYMOUS

OLIVIA WADSWORTH READING EL DORADO BY EDGAR ALLAN POE

RICH CYR READING A SONG BY JOHN DRYDEN

JACK SHEEDY READING MY LAST DUCHESS BY ROBERT BROWNING

REBECCA ROSEWOOD READING SHAKESPEARE’S SONNET 18

J. TIMOTHY QUIRK READING THE SECOND COMING BY WB YEATS

 

Episode 222: The Narada Radio Company Presents “Ghost Lantern”

Nutmeg Junction would like to introduce you to The Narada Radio Company, created by Pete Lutz. Pete Lutz is the son, grandson and father of community theatre actors, and a lifelong devotee to Old-Time Radio programs. In order to fulfill his desire to make his own audio plays, he created the Narada Radio Company (80+ members and growing) and began podcasting the “Pulp-Pourri Theatre” anthology series in 2013. The fourth and final season wrapped in 2018, and a 12-chapter Western serial, “Jake Dimes, Range Detective”, finished in early 2019. The Narada Radio Company occasionally performs live in local venues (in the Corpus Christi, TX, area), and is currently appearing in an all-new horror anthology podcast series, “The Cellar”, which at present has released three episodes of a planned 24. These plays are a mix of originals by Pete and guest playwrights, dramatized tales from the pulps, and adaptations of stage and screenplays. Not one of us gets paid for appearing on stage nor for our podcast performances — we are indeed “The Community Theatre of the Mind”.

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Episode 221: Fanny and Fred vs. GPS and Thank Your Lucky Stars “No Strings!”

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We return to the world of Fanny and Fred in this episode of Nutmeg Junction. Fred has a high school reunion in his old home town he has not visited in fifty years. Fanny comes along to give some driving advice and the rental car has a GPS system. Will they ever get to the reunion?  Starring Jandi Hanna and Jeff Savage as Fanny and Fred, with Melissa Gabehart, Kurt Boucher, Rich Cyr and Jack Sheedy, music by Kurt Boucher.

Then on Thank Your Lucky Stars host Jack Sheedy with Robert C. Fullerton invite on to their program the World’s Greatest Audio Theater Puppeteer, Patti-the-Pretty-Good-Puppeteer.played by Laurel Briggs.

 

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SHOW NOTES

This was an unusual episode because nearly every single element of the recording was recorded at a different location and was pieced together.

There was a highly unusual situation that occurred across the street from WAPJ when we had planned on recording the show.

WAPJ is on Water Street in Torrington where there are a number of older structures in town and in one of those structures, a photographer had a studio and in the studio was an old safe which he decided to open only to find that there was a hazardous substance there as a theft-deterrent. The entire street was blocked off.

For safety reasons, I cancelled the recording session.

This left us in a quandary however as to how to record our show.

For Fanny and Fred, Jeff and Jandi along with Rich and Jack Sheedy came in and recorded on a Sunday.  Melissa Gabehart and Kurt Boucher recorded remotely.

Then for Thank Your Lucky Stars, all of it was recorded separately.

Jack recorded on that Sunday. Robert recorded remotely. Laurel Briggs recorded remotely.

The additional audio tracks of music and audience were separate. Fortunately it was only a ten minute piece!

Some of the upcoming episodes (except for next week which is unique for us as we have a guest production to share) were in the same boat as this episode and were recorded separately. Fortunately all of the Nutmeg Junction team turned in wonderful performances and if you didn’t know, you probably couldn’t tell!

CREDITS

Nutmeg Junction Episode 221 was written, created and produced by J. Timothy Quirk and recorded at WAPJ Torrington, Connecticut.

Jandi Hanna  as Fanny

Jeff Savage as Fred

Jack Sheedy as the Announcer

Rich Cyr as himself

Melissa Gabehart as the GPS

Kurt Boucher as Man on the Porch

Music by Kurt Boucher (C) 2019 and used with permission.

Interlude music by M. Quirk and used with permission

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Thank Your Lucky Stars

Jack Sheedy as himself

Robert C. Fullerton as himself

Laurel Briggs a s Patti the Pretty-Good Puppeteer

 

 

Script Analyst to Join Nutmeg Junction Team

Carlo Dall’Olmo is not only the founder and president of the Phoenix Screenwriters Association, he is now the script analyst for the Nutmeg Junction.

The Phoenix Screenwriters Association is an active membership based 501c3 organization with a mission to educate the screenwriters of the future . Their website states, “Through our networking events, screenwriting courses and industry Q&As, we bring Hollywood to Phoenix.” Since 2009, Dall’Olmo helped build this community of screenwriters in the Phoenix, Arizona area and after years of meet-ups, script reading events including ones with actors performing the scripts, seminars with leading screenwriters and producers in the film industry, he saw the group become an official 501(c)(3) organization in 2016. He is currently the board President.

Dall’Olmo will bring his knowledge of script writing to the Nutmeg Juction radio show. Not every radio story will require the Dall’Olmo touch but as the script analyst, Dall’Olmo will help the Nutmeg Junction team with stories that have a particularly cinematic flair for this audio-only medium.

“We’re excited to have Carlo Dall’Olmo on board the Nutmeg Junction trolley of imagination,” says J. Timothy Quirk, the creator of the radio program. “Carlo brings a lot of energy and enthusiasm to everything he does and his contribution will help elevate our work.  ”

The first script to be produced in this capacity is a Western tale  which is projected to be recorded this month.