The day has arrived: The first episode of The Post-Meridian Radio Players
' new series, The Mask of Inanna
, is finally available!
Written for PMRP by award-winning author Alicia E. Goranson
, The Mask of Inanna
is two five-part miniseries that tell the story of Leonard Allen, host of the 1950's radio horror show After Dark
, who is taken out of retirement by a mysterious organization to finish broadcasting the unaired episodes over a pirate radio station based out of a New England lighthouse.
Each episode is two shows in one—the main story in a modern setting and an episode of the original After Dark
—and features a terrific cast, including Andrew LeBrun, Nellie Farrington, Doug Miller, Marleigh Norton and James Scheffller.
The first episode is available here:
DIRECT DOWNLOAD: http://themaskofinanna.com/download/...1.01_Pilot.mp3
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We'll be trying for a release every six to eight weeks. Dialog for Episode 2 has now been recorded, so we're well on the way. Please stay tuned or get on the RSS feed to keep updated!
We hope you enjoy the pilot episode, “Pilot, Pilot, Burning Bright”. If you like what you hear, please visit our all-new website just for the show at www.themaskofinanna.com
and comment! Oh, and be sure to check out the Blog!
Neil Marsh — Executive Producer for The Post-Meridian Radio Players
Alicia E. Goranson — Writer, Producer & Director, The Mask of Inanna
8<------------ ABOUT THE SHOW:
In the early 1950s, Leonard Allen was the producer and host of After Dark
, a very popular, independently-produced suspense-horror radio show. His on-air persona, Dr. Damien Crask, was practically a household name. But when his best friend and business partner, Robert Stroud, stole the scripts and decamped for Hollywood to produce his own show, After Dark
lost its biggest sponsor and Allen, feeling betrayed, gave up. After Dark
Fifty years later, Allen is dying in a state-run nursing home, when he is approached by the mysterious David Lewis, a smooth-talking businessman who gives him a strange offer: the role of caretaker and tour guide for an historic lighthouse off the New England coast. Allen is unable to resist the lure of a mystery and, when invigorated by a sudden and unexplained improvement in his health, he accepts the job.
But for Allen, settling into his new home, overlooking the stormy sea below, it all seems too perfect. Just who are the people of Sea Robin Island and why do so many of them seem familiar? Why go through so much effort to get one, very specific, old man for such a mundane job? Why does a very useful, technically-minded teenage girl show up on his doorstep just before he discovers a disused radio transmission facility behind a door locked from the inside? And why is it so important for Dr. Damien Crask to return to the airwaves long after America has left the Golden Age of Radio behind?
Leonard Allen is determined to get answers, but shortly after he discovers the bizarre truth, he learns that the plan is destined to go horribly, horribly wrong. Sea Robin Island will become a wasteland and face demons far greater than any mortal enemy if something isn’t done. But how can one old man and one rebellious teenage girl prevent the ongoing wave of destruction?