Before television and the Internet, people sat eagerly by the radio to hear the latest dramas, comedies, and news. Many radio shows were performed in front of a live audience at the same time they were being sent across the "airways." ELTC invites you to be part of our radio audience as we take you back to those days of live sound effects, commercials, and actors portraying several roles to make the tales come to life. ELTC’s popular vintage-radio style production is back with two mysteries back-to-back on the same night, with the cast of seven going from Holmes’ Victorian England, to Carter’s Manhattan during World War II. The mysteries are "The Adventure of the Red-Headed League" and "The Voice of Crime."
In "The Adventure of the Red-Headed League," Sherlock Holmes must learn why a man from Lebanon, PA, left money in his will to start a club for men with red hair. In "The Voice of Crime," the illusive "Vox" announces he will pay Nick Carter if Nick discovers where his next robbery will occur. "The Red-Headed League" is adapted from the original Sir Arthur Conan Doyle story by Gayle Stahlhuth. Aired on April 18, 1943, "The Voice of Crime" is the original script for the 2nd Carter radio show, written by Walter Gibson and Edward Gruskin, who wrote numerous detective scripts for the radio.
The Sherlock Holmes radio shows, created by Edith Meiser, ran from 1930 through 1950. The Nick Carter series ran from 1943 through 1955. The Nick Carter Detective character, copyright, and trademarks are owned by Conde Nast. Used with permission.
Tickets: $27: General; $17: Students and Military (active/retired); and free for children ages 12 and under