VISUAL RADIO PLAYS

Jewel Theatre presents our series of classic mystery/thriller radio plays produced exclusively for online viewing.
We bring you a visual version of old radio programs such as Orson Welles’ Mercury Theatre and The Mysterious Traveler, where you are the studio audience watching the actors reading the script and creating multiple characters with their voices in front of the microphone. We’ve accompanied the actors with a unique visual landscape and the foley (sound) artist creating the sound effects, bringing you a distinctive storytelling experience. As we deal with the impact of COVID-19, we offer this online programming as our way of staying connected to our art, our artists and our audience.
Now more than ever we are relying on your donations to help us survive these months during which we are not able to perform live. We appreciate your support. THANK YOU.

 

 

VISUAL
RADIO
PLAYS

Jewel Theatre presents our series of classic mystery/thriller radio plays produced exclusively for online viewing.
We bring you a visual version of old radio programs such as Orson Welles’ Mercury Theatre and The Mysterious Traveler, where you are the studio audience watching the actors reading the script and creating multiple characters with their voices in front of the microphone. We’ve accompanied the actors with a unique visual landscape and the foley (sound) artist creating the sound effects, bringing you a distinctive storytelling experience. As we deal with the impact of COVID-19, we offer this online programming as our way of staying connected to our art, our artists and our audience.
Now more than ever we are relying on your donations to help us survive these months during which we are not able to perform live. We appreciate your support. THANK YOU.

Mercury Theatre On the Air – WAR OF THE WORLDS

The radio play adaptation of H.G. Wells’ novel

Running Time: approximately 1 hour

See Jewel Theatre’s version of this classic radio play which was performed and broadcast live as a Halloween episode at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 30, 1938, over the Columbia Broadcasting System radio network. Approximately 6 million people tuned into Welles’ “Mercury Theater on the Air” innovative adaptation of H.G. Wells’ sci-fi classic about a Martian invasion, and most reportedly realized it was drama. But because of its realistic news bulletin format being broadcast to an anxious nation reeling from the Great Depression, some believed aliens from the Red Planet had actually landed and overrun the small town of Grover’s Mill, N.J., and were on the move through the rest of the country.


The Mystery Traveler – THE GOOD DIE YOUNG

By Robert Arthur and David Kogan

Running Time: approximately 33 minutes

This mystery/thriller depicts the rising tension between a precocious girl and her father’s new wife.


THE HITCH-HIKER

By Lucille Fletcher

Running Time: 26 minutes

Ronald Adams is driving cross-country from Brooklyn to California. On the first day of his trip, in the rain, Ronald sees a mysterious man on the Brooklyn Bridge who seems to be waiting for a lift. As he proceeds on his journey, Ronald is haunted by the hitch-hiker in more ways than one.

Entertaining audiences since 2005.