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In less than four years on the San Francisco Bay Area theatre circuit, after breathing new life into radio classics like ‘The Shadow’ in 2015, followed by the staging of ‘Slay Bells Ring (Are you listening?),’ four comedic original one-acts which


NOT HERE YET
Mar 3 • 24 min
NOT HERE YET by award-winning New York playwright, William Ivor Fowkes. If the trains run on-time, well most of the time, why would the world’s busiest subway system need a stay-at-home spouse to reassure would-be passengers that one is coming along…
PRP producers Ralph & Kendra on KPCA-FM’s ‘The Greater Good’ with Barton Smith
Feb 24 • 29 min
Behind-the-scenes with PRP producers Kendra Murray and Ralph Scott during ‘The Greater Good,’ a half-hour KPCA-FM (103.3 Sonoma County, CA and www.kpca.fm) that celebrates community involvement, hosted by Barton Smith. (Special producer-producer wed…
THE SUM OF YOUR EXPERIENCE
Feb 14 • 11 min
One man’s emotional junk is another man’s personal fortune in this unsettling one-act drama by Ohio playwright, Trace Crawford.
CHEKHOV’S REVENGE
Nov 5, 2018 • 32 min
CHEKHOV’S REVENGE by Roy Proctor. Though Anton Chekhov is widely revered as the father of modern drama here in the West, did you know that in his native Russia, he is better known for the hundreds of short stories, novellas and sketches he authored …
YOU’RE RIGHT—I’M DEAD!
Nov 5, 2018 • 13 min
The Petaluma Radio Players present a comedy by Peter Marino and Tom Ecobelli that puts the dead pan in bed pans. Can laughter raise your blood pressure? Perhaps. But if nothing else, the Grandmother in this story will likely cure your funny bo…
PSYCHO SANTA
Oct 14, 2018 • 7 min
Delusion and illusion hit a Christmas Eve cross-current, and Santa must face off with his conflicted reality.
KRCB-FM Radio 91 On-Air Promos (#11) [Madame Saturn]
Aug 13, 2018 • 1 min
When NPR affiliate, KRCB-FM, Radio 91, brought in the Petaluma Radio Players to record ten on-air promos, they probably had no idea what they were in for…
KRCB-FM Radio 91 On-Air Promos (#8) [Eh, Baloney!]
Aug 13, 2018 • 1 min
When NPR affiliate, KRCB-FM, Radio 91, brought in the Petaluma Radio Players to record ten on-air promos, they probably had no idea what they were in for…
KRCB-FM Radio 91 On-Air Promos (#2) [Linda Jay]
Aug 13, 2018 • 0 min
When NPR affiliate, KRCB-FM, Radio 91, brought in the Petaluma Radio Players to record ten on-air promos, they probably had no idea what they were in for…
KRCB-FM Radio 91 On-Air Promos (#10) [Tear Down the Wall!]
Aug 13, 2018 • 0 min
When NPR affiliate, KRCB-FM, Radio 91, brought in the Petaluma Radio Players to record ten on-air promos, they probably had no idea what they were in for…
KRCB-FM Radio 91 On-Air Promos (#4) [One Way Passage]
Jun 25, 2018 • 1 min
KRCB-FM Radio 91 on-air promos
KRCB-FM Radio 91 On-Air Promos (#9) [Cultural War of the Worlds]
Jun 25, 2018 • 4 min
KRCB-FM Radio 91 on-air promos
KRCB-FM Radio 91 On-Air Promos (#6) [Brent and Bunny]
Jun 25, 2018 • 2 min
KRCB-FM Radio 91 on-air promos
KRCB-FM Radio 91 On-Air Promos (#1) [Sherlock Holmes]
Jun 25, 2018 • 2 min
KRCB-FM Radio 91 on-air promos
KRCB-FM Radio 91 On-Air Promos (#5) [Story: A Detective Story]
Jun 25, 2018 • 2 min
When NPR affiliate, KRCB-FM, Radio 91, brought in the Petaluma Radio Players to record ten on-air promos, they probably had no idea what they were in for…
KRCB-FM Radio 91 On-Air Promos (#7) [LuLu and Dad]
Jun 25, 2018 • 1 min
KRCB-FM Radio 91 on-air promos
THE SENTINEL
May 6, 2018 • 27 min
Long time building resident, Gillie (SHIRLEY BENNETT) shares support and gossip with new-in-town tenant, Mara (DORI O’DEA) in ‘The Sentinel,’ a half-hour drama by New Jersey playwright Hal Corley which asks audiences to consider the uncomfortable super…
Our Miss Brooks - A Plaque for Mr. Conklin
Apr 14, 2018 • 27 min
Our drama during this week’s presentation will make you long for the days of your youth when you couldn’t wait for the bell to ring and detention to be over. When your favorite subject was lunch, not math or biology, gym or poli-sci. After all, who nee…
CONTAINS NUDITY
Apr 2, 2018 • 27 min
CONTAINS NUDITY, by Auckland, New Zealand playwright Rex McGregor. Set in a nursing home where spending one’s twilight years is taken to an entirely new dimension. Who knew rest homes could be so…animated?
THE GREYSON VARIATIONS
Mar 11, 2018 • 27 min
‘THE GREYSON VARIATIONS,’ by Nelson Clark. This P.R.P. radio drama is a study in what is real…and what you perceive is real. The play exposes the depths one researcher will go to embrace the human soul even if we’re compelled to ask if the soul is real…
DIOGENES’ LANTERN
Mar 10, 2018 • 30 min
DIOGENES’ LANTERN by J.J. Steinfeld The play, featuring performances by Dori O’Dea and Tom Wilson, steps inside the place between this world…and the next where a man comes face to soul with his deceptive past.
BE BOLD! BE BOLD! — A ScaryTale
Feb 15, 2018 • 28 min
WINNER IN THE ‘SILVER Division’ at the 2018 ‘HEAR Now’ Festival in Kansas City, MO. The not-for-the-faint-of-heart fairy tale for non-traditional children…and the grandparents who recite to them. Written by renowned American playwright, Donna Lath…
One-way Passage_Final.mp3
Dec 1, 2017 • 29 min
FOURTEEN
Nov 2, 2017 • 22 min
A comedy of musical chairs (and place settings) by Alice Gerstenberg. First premiered on stage in 1920. Brought to the airwaves in 2017 by the Petaluma Radio Players.
‘PETALUMA EMERGENCY RADIO’ Produced by Bay Area kpca-fm (103.3) [www.kpca.fm] Airdate: 10/15/2017
Oct 15, 2017 • 178 min
Experts from Health, Nutrition, Transportation, Banking, Agriculture, Insurance, Housing, Vet Med, Education, Counseling, even Tai Chi will join us for three hours to help Sonoma County, California rise from the ashes.
STORY: A DETECTIVE STORY
Sep 19, 2017 • 15 min
Playwright Philip Ventrella’s new take on a classic 1940s film noir-on-radio drama where the story structure and all of its sordid elements take on the lives of the characters who play them. This quarter-hour comedy will see, or rather hear audiences l…
ALL MY BIG MEN
Sep 12, 2017 • 28 min
How long will one father go to earn the appreciation of his wife and sons? And how long does he plan on staying in the bathtub? In this squeaky clean comedy by playwright Steven Lubliner, the radio audience comes face to suds with the sub-surface drama…
THE NEXT MOVE
Sep 5, 2017 • 33 min
A half-hour radio play by New York playwright, William Ivor Fowkes that compels audiences to ask: ‘What is worse? To lose a grip on memory? Or to face what memory refuses to silence?’ Starring Tom Wilson and Linda Jay (her debut performance)
TRIFLES
Aug 29, 2017 • 29 min
When a Nebraska farmer dies at the end of a rope in his bedroom, and the county Sheriff and young D.A. show up to investigate, their particularly male point of view might be blinding them to clues that are right before the womenfolks’ eyes. In thi…
SELDOM SEEN, NEVER HEARD
Aug 22, 2017 • 29 min
Recorded at KPCA-FM (103.3), ‘SELDOM SEEN, NEVER HEARD,’ is an original radio play written by Maryland inmate Larry Bratt. For his relentless efforts to improve inmate life and reform the penitentiary system, Bratt has received accolades from social ju…
THE MAN IN THE PHOTOGRAPH - An Ivory Pointer Mystery
Aug 15, 2017 • 11 min
A quarter-hour radio drama by P.R.P.’s staff playwright, Steven Lubliner, featuring a most unconventional detective. Part Philip Marlowe, part Doctor Who, the cunning and attractive Ivory Pointer substitutes a strange cell phone-sized device in lieu o…
A MURDERED MYSTERY
Aug 8, 2017 • 18 min
This play-within-a-play opens with the butler, holding a gun, standing over a body. The butler assures us that things are not what they seem and that this is not a simple case of the butler did it. Instead, he introduces us to the other suspects: the b…
PLAYING WITH KNIVES
Aug 1, 2017 • 11 min
If you’re going to mug this couple in an alley, be sure to bring some Excedrin. They’re not black belts in karate, but they will chop you down to size with their relentless banter. Written by playwright and children’s book author, Natasha Yim.
THE RAILROAD DETECTIVES
Jul 25, 2017 • 16 min
The morning paper broke the story: First National Bank was hit by a robber wearing a black Homburg hat and concealing a pistol. Now, to the shock of bank owner, Frank Baxter, and his socialite wife, Gloria, a young man wearing the same hat has boarded …
THE NOIR BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Dec 20, 2016 • 8 min
Sometimes naughty is nice when the classic Christmas tale is punctuated by the rhythm of Tommy guns and retold through the longing eyes of a mob boss. Written by P.R.P.’s own Steven Lubliner.