This episode was recorded on stage in front of a Live audience on October 21st at Le Chat Noir Theatre in Augusta, GA. KINGDUMB: This episode is ACT 2 of the full-length play KINGDUMB. KINGDUMB is a fun story full of absurdist humor and illogical behavior.
This episode was recorded on stage in front of a sold-out Live audience on October 21st at Le Chat Noir Theatre in Augusta, GA. KINGDUMB: This episode is ACT 1 of the full-length play KINGDUMB. KINGDUMB is a fun story full of absurdist humor and illogical behavior.
SECONDHAND SOUL: Em and Vi are a couple in love who just moved into a new house. When Em attempts to use Vi's Ouija board to come out to her dead mother, she finds herself bargaining to save her soul from what she accidentally summons instead.
AIN'T THE BIGGEST CITY: When an inmate dies at the county jail under suspicious circumstances, the EMT who oversaw the affair is brought in for questioning. She might have a secret or two, but as connections arise more and more secrets arise to the surface.
THE DEMON LADY: A couple of friends decide to escape for a weekend and go camping but a sudden storm in the middle of the night destroys their tent and now they are on the run looking for shelter. But what they find instead may just be a little more dangerous than the rain.
TOOTH OR DARE: Don't piss off the tooth fairy. Just don't do it. Written by Emily McClain Directed by Jonathan Cook Performed by: Andrew Jones as "Andrew", Jamie Johnson Turner as "Lydia", and Kayla Gardner as "The Tooth Fairy" Intro/Outro music: JK/47 Gather by the Ghost Light merch available ONLINE HERE!
WHEEL OF FORTUNE REVERSED: Death has come for Michael but Michael has a bucket list that only the Grim Reaper can fulfill. Written by Scott C. Sickles Directed by Jonathan Cook Performed by: Robert J.
A TRAGEDY OF OWLS: After a successful anti-Nazi attack, two Dutch co-conspirators, Lau Mazirel and Willem Arondeus, meet in prison - one free and one facing death. Both have an urgent but opposing plea for the other.
PLAYING WITH DOLLS: Two men exchange dolls in an alleyway, a simple trade that turns out to not be so simple. Written by John Mabey Directed by Jonathan Cook Performed by: Ryan Abel as "Carl" and Sean Moton as "Gregory" Intro/Outro music: JK/47 Gather by the Ghost Light merch available at Online Shop!
HUGO SAVES CHRISTMAS IN MAY (Part 2): Act 2 begins thirty years earlier when Maya's mom and Hugo's mom meet for the first time. Written by Steven Hayet Directed by Jonathan Cook Performed by: Adam Cowart as "Hugo", Marian Thibodeau as "Maya", Amy Patton as "Catherine", Pepper Wren as "Rachel", and Luke Romagnoli as "Young Hugo".
HUGO SAVES CHRISTMAS IN MAY (Part 1): A year-round Christmas store is going out of business and Hugo McGee, a longtime loyal customer, refuses to accept the news.
A MONOGAMY OF SWANS: After breaking up with her fiancé Jimmie, Ellie has gone to Boston’s Public Garden to kill the swans. Violet, her ex, arrives with a better alternative.
LENORA: A man visits a therapist regarding his daughter’s strange dreams that have started to manifest into reality.
OPEN MIC NIGHT: Surprises await audience members at a mysterious “Open Mic” performance. Written by Evan Baughfman Directed by Jonathan Cook Performed by: Julian Diaz as "Mike", Mickey Lay as "Michael", and Karla Fischbach as "Lily" Intro/Outro music: JK/47 Gather by the Ghost Light merch available at Online Shop!
XIERNON FROM GLIXTAR: A husband and wife try to escape an alien abduction that turns out to be a little friendlier than they originally thought.
RECESS: Two children enact on the playground how they imagine life would be like as adults. But perhaps they are merely practicing for the future, and they are destined to spend their lives together.
THE TICKET: Mary, Tracey, and Gazzara work as night shift call center reps. They hate each other and also have a weird fascination with furries. And tonight, they're playing the lotto. Written by Franky D.
THE SHELF ON THE ELF: A BRICK FISTULA MYSTERY - It's a murder at the North Pole. Did Santa slay? Brick Fistula, hard-drinking, fast-talking, private eye is gonna find out who’s naughty... and who’s guilty! Written by John Busser Directed by Jonathan Cook Performed by: Devon McSherry as "Det.
HOMO FOR CHRISTMAS: Ashley has brought her new girlfriend, Skyler, home for Christmas to meet her family — who turn out to be exceptionally bad at adapting to change.
THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS QUESTION: Maggie & Jeff are facing the volatile world of a bind date with the added perils of trying to choose a Christmas film for their date. What makes a movie a Christmas movie?
THE SANTA THING: Taylor is excited to bring her girlfriend home to meet her folks for Christmas. There's just one thing that they need to talk about beforehand. The Santa thing.
THE BEAR (Part 1: BEGINNINGS) - Part one of The Bear series of monologues. Bear begins life in a little town house in Frankfurt, 1941, but all is not well with the world......
THE BOARD: When a new West Point graduate visiting NYC wanders into a conversation between two veterans playing chess in the park, he gets a life lesson he wasn't expecting and that might just keep him -- and his fellow soldiers -- alive.
PETE AND PETRIA'S PETRIFYING PODCAST: Two thrill seeking podcast hosts take on a little too much when they decide to do a live stream investigation at a notorious haunted house.
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YOU'VE REACHED JUSTIN: Daniel only planned for a night out of clubbing with his best friend and crush, Justin. But before they can meet, monsters fall from the sky and begin attacking the city.
OFF CENTER: Melody, a somewhat eccentric older woman, sits in front of her favorite painting at the art museum, a white dot painted slightly off center on a black background.
A PERFECT TWO: In this romantic comedy, tension begins to rise when a couple decides to play a little game of “how would you rate your partner on a scale from one to ten”. It turns out that being perfect for each other doesn’t always mean you’re a ten.
A BENEVOLENT ALLIANCE OF MOURNERS: A student, home from college to attend the funeral of a friend, and a singer, hired to perform at the service, meet by chance outside the church, conversing, confessing, and connecting in unexpected ways.
WEDDING BELL BLUES: A mother's nose gets out of joint when discussing her daughter's wedding plans. She feels left out and feeling down until she opens her birthday present from her daughter.
A WICKED SLICE: A trio of golfers are searching for a lost golf ball, but what they find as they venture off the fairway makes them realize that maybe they should've just taken the penalty stroke instead.
NEW KID NEXT DOOR: Two siblings are stuck with the weird, creepy - and ultimately maybe not even human - kid from next door, on July Fourth, when there are firecrackers to be stolen and played with. Let freedom ring! Written by Arthur M.
AN AWKWARD CONVERSATION IN THE SHADOW OF MOUNT MORIAH: After luring Isaac to the top of Mount Moriah under false pretenses, binding him, and nearly sacrificing him, Abraham is faced with an even more arduous task... attempting to make small talk with his son during their walk home.
CROSSOVER FICTION: When sci-fi heroine, Josie Moon, tracks down the escaped interdimensional villain Maximus Wolfe to get revenge for the murder of her lover, she finds herself breaching the boundary between fiction and reality.
CLOSING DOORS: When fourth-grade teacher Sandra is criticized by old friend and Assistant Principal Valerie for breaking protocol in an active shooter drill, they must decide how they can save both their friendship and their students.
CHOICES: A debtor burdened by crushing student loans is offered a way out … but is the deal too good to be true? Written by James McLindon Directed by Jonathan Cook Performed by: Chelsea Glass and Eric Odom Intro/Outro music: JK/47 Gather by the Ghost Light merch available at Online Shop!
SCIENCE FRICTION; OR THE RAPID DECONSTRUCTION OF A RATIONAL MIND: A deep dive into her boyfriend’s Sci-Fi favorites sends Daisy over the deep end.
MARIGOLD: A man enjoying a day at the park unwillingly becomes a part of a murder for hire plot when he encounters two strangers who both mistake his identity. A deal is made, money is transferred, and the marigolds are quite lovely in the park this time of year.
MONSTERS BEYOND THE MIDNIGHT ZONE: Miles beneath the ocean’s surface, two scientists are left in complete darkness when the lights on their deep-water submersible are taken out by something lurking in the depths of the Mariana Trench.
IT'S A WONDERFUL SATAN: An abridged, twisty retelling of 'It's A Wonderful Life.' Satan is at their lowest point when met by a demon named Clarence. It's up to Clarence to help Satan regain their confidence while also earning his horns in the process.
PLAYING WITH FIRED: In order to get the job of her dreams, a young ambitious candidate has to fire the man who currently holds the position. Written by Steven Hayet Produced and directed by Jonathan Cook Performed by: Marian Thibodeau as Samantha, Tom Colechin as Mr.
NORTH POLE NOIR: A dark look at the underside of the North Pole, as detective Harvey the Elf tries to solve the murder of Frosty the Snowman. Professor Hinkle claims he was framed, but what sorts of tundra games are these folks playing.
THE DEAL: A short horror/thriller play set in the mid-1950s. A widow is visited by a sinister stranger looking to collect one of her late husband’s outstanding debts.
IGNATIUS FLIVVER & THE EYE OF CTHULHU: Doctor Phineas Philpott is missing and presumed dead! But he has sent the mystical gem, The Eye of Cthulhu to his old friend Professor Kit Maroney, who is also the boon companion of hearty Victorian adventurer Ignatius Flivver, with instructions to give it to no one, especially not the Adamite Order of the Ancient Dawn.
THE SHED: Jimmy has a secret that he's burning to tell to his best friend, Charlie - that his mama keeps a witch chained up in their shed! Charlie wants Jimmy to prove it by showing, but that may not be such a good idea...
REMEMBERED: Walls are diaries and rooms have desires. In the buying and selling of a house, two people discover what's truly at stake and the power of finding love through loss.
PEOPLE WILL TALK: Two strangers meet on a building ledge, where they ponder life, and the choreography of jumping. Written by Scott Mullen Directed by Jonathan Cook Performed by Erica Garraffa and Jason Latimer Intro/Outro music: JK/47 If you would like to further support this podcast, please visit our Patreon page!
DOCTORS & LAWYERS (1st Edition Rules): Imagine an alternate reality where ruthless Barbarians, powerful Wizards, and cunning Thieves dive into the Fantasy Corporate World with the hit roleplaying game DOCTORS & LAWYERS (1st Edition Rules).
LOVE IN THE TIME OF COVID: Thanks to COVID-19, Melanie and Alan are down on their luck. They have 86 bucks in their bank account, their rent is due, and neither has a job. They argue in front of Anthony’s Italian Cuisine, a restaurant that needs a dishwasher.
MOTETZ DAM: A couple are having their first romantic home cooked meal. When an allergic reaction breaks the atmosphere, the question isn’t just will their relationship withstand this disastrous evening, but will either of them survive the night.
BACKSEAT DRIVER: Darcy isn't happy when a drunk woman climbs into the back of her car, thinking it's an Uber. But as they chat, it turns out that all is not what it seems.
FINDING HELP: Daphne and her Mother are at loggerheads concerning assisted living or bringing in a caregiver. When Daphne tries to solve the problem, she is surprised by her Mother's attitude.
COASTER: An anxious woman goes on a roller coaster with her boyfriend, but she turns out to have ulterior motives. Romantic Comedy.
DON'T CALL ME CUPID: Katie is completely smitten with a new man in her life and is eager to show him off to her roommate. Love takes a tragic backseat, however, when the god of love, Eros (aka Cupid), appears and accidentally shoots her new boyfriend with the wrong arrow.
BEATRIX POTTER MUST DIE!: A desperate farmer travels back in time for a drastic solution to his plague of rabbits. A funny tale that offers a possible origin story to "The Tale of Peter Rabbit".
THE INAUGURAL FIRST TIME EVER FESTIVE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY SPECIAL EXTRAVAGANZA FEATURING CHRISTMAS AND CHRISTMAS RELATED THINGS! DIGITAL CHRISTMAS: Santa Claus is ready to retire and has launched a new online store to help aid in the process, but when the website crashes on Christmas Eve and all the orders get mixed up, he scrambles to make things right.
JUST DESSERTS: Three co-workers unmask and deal with a fellow employee who has been stealing other people's food from the company lunchroom. Written by David MacGregor Directed by Jonathan Cook Performed by Chelsea Mahoney, Tommy Cooper, Marian Thibodeau, and Brandon Dawson.
Episode 5: THE TEAR IN THE ROOF: On this night, a married couple is celebrating their wedding anniversary in their home as a heavy storm brews outside. What they aren't expecting is the unimaginable horror that comes crashing through their roof.
Episode 4: A PLAY BY THEODORE JANUS: Playwright, Theodore Janus, visits an actress that is performing one of his plays the day before they close the show. He tries to convince her to change the ending for the final performance – to turn her character’s tragic death into a finale where she survives.
TRANSFERRING KYLE: A glimpse “behind the scenes” of the life of Kyle Henley. He is not on the right path in life, so it is decided by management that he must be replaced by another version of himself.
MEMENTO MORI: It’s the mid 1800’s and a post mortem photographer who has a mystical ability to reanimate the recently deceased is conflicted with a dark secret revealed to him by the corpse of a teenage girl. Drama.
SETTLE AND REACH: Botanist Adam Wilson has been chosen for a colonization mission to a new planet. The program administrators conducted a mate matching assessment for this one-way trip and paired him with a lovely fellow scientist.
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