Old Time Radio Theatre

Old Time Radio Theatre is a new monthly podcast featuring some of Montreal’s finest talent dedicated to recreating the magic of radio’s Golden Age.

Recorded live in front of an audience at Montreal’s Mainline Theatre, under the voice direction of Andrew Gryn, Old Time Radio Theatre brings to life the art of the radio play.

Complete with live sound effects, we bring you greatest mystery, suspense, and horror stories ever to grace the airwaves.

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Episodes

#4 • The Black Cat

October 31, 2014

In this episode, we deviate from our usual format to present, as our Halloween special, a reading of Edgar Allan Poe‘s “The Black Cat”, in which a man with an affinity for animals descends in to alcoholism and violence. But at what cost?

This episode features the voice of Dan Derkson, and original musical accompaniment by Shayne Gryn. Produced by Paul Aflalo and Shayne Gryn.

Recorded live at MainLine Theatre on October 12, 2013.

#3 • 2462

May 11, 2014

In this episode, we recreate the Suspense episode “2462” by George Bamber, a dystopian science fiction story in which a man is convicted of being a poet, and hatches an escape plan with the help of an elderly prison guard. But at what cost?

This episode features Dan Derkson as 108303715 (yes, really), Jason McCullough as the Lieutenant, and George Mouggias as the guards. Directed by Andrew Gryn. Sound Effects by Shayne Gryn. Produced by Paul Aflalo and Shayne Gryn.

Recorded live at Mainline Theatre on February 4th 2014.

The original version broadcast January 21st 1962.

#2 • The Locked Room Mystery

April 13, 2014

In this episode, we recreate the Lights Out episode “The Locked Room Mystery” by Willis Cooper, an eerie murder-mystery in which an apparently alcoholic murder-mystery writer, struggling to meet a deadline, receives creative advice from a mysterious stranger. But at what cost?

This episode features Tessa Brown as Sam, Dan Derkson as Kerrigan, George Mouggias as Taylor, and Jason McCullough as Stewart. Direction and Sound Effects by Shayne Gryn. Produced by Paul Aflalo.

Recorded live at Mainline Theatre on April 1st 2014.

The original version broadcast October 23rd 1935.

#1 • Protection

March 8, 2014

In this episode we recreate the quirky X Minus One episode “Protection” by Robert Sheckley, a humourous and light science fiction story in which a man is befriended by an an eager, helpful, non-corporeal alien being, dedicated to keeping him out of harm’s way. But at what cost?

This episode features Jason McCullough as Bob, Dan Derkson as Charlie, and George Mouggias as the Derg. Directed by Andrew Gryn. Sound Effects and Music by Shayne Gryn. Produced by Paul Aflalo.

Recorded live at MainLine Theatre on March 4th 2014.

The original version broadcast March 20th 1957.