Twelfth Night

Presented by the Online Stage. This play, which bears an alternate title of What You Will, was written in about 1602. The plot consists of three basic strands: The separation and eventual meeting of the identical twins Sebastian and Viola, each of whom believes the other to have perished The triangular love relationship involving Olivia;…

Uncle Vanya

Uncle Vanya is Anton Chekhov’s 1902 tragicomedy focusing on the romantic entanglements of the residents of a declining country estate. Vanya loves Helena, the unhappily married wife of aged professor Serebrakoff. Sonia loves Dr. Astroff, but he’s more interested in Helena. Serebrakoff loves only himself and is idealized by Vanya’s mother, who believes him to…

Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich

Stephen Leacock (1869-1944) may be considered the Canadian counterpart to Mark Twain. For many years he was professor of economics at Magill University and published a number of well-regarded texts on economics and political science. However, he is best known today for his many volumes of humorous fiction. During the 1920s he was one of…

The Forever Pill

When Drake is told that his beloved wife does not have long to live, he clutches at straws for anything that will prolong her life. A mysterious stranger offers him a cure for his wife’s illness that appears to be remarkably effective – but, like many miracles, it comes at a cost. Cast: Drake –…

Metamorphosis

Franz Kafka was one of the first and greatest masters of dystopian literature. In his bleak world view, man is presented as helpless and ineffectual, his destiny determined by distant, obscure and essentially unfriendly agencies. In none of his works is this savage and unreasoning enslavement presented more vividly than in Metamorphosis, a novella in…

King Lear

Shakespeare’s King Lear ranks with Sophocles’ Oedipus as a tragic hero destroyed by his own good intentions. From the moment when Lear unfolds his darker purpose, we are drawn into an ineluctable chain of events that leads through betrayal, deceit, destructive family conflict, reconciliation, despair, and death. Considered by many to be the most grueling…

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A magical tale of love frustrated, tested, and finally triumphant, A Midsummer Night’s Dream has always been one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays. It is also one of his most accessible, and its broad humor remains vivid and compelling to this day. On the serious side, as a dramatic examination of love in all its…

Moop Saves Christmas

Santa is in trouble – he catches a cold at the most inconvenient time of the year. As he rests in bed, he ponders anxiously: Who will deliver the presents this year? Cast: Narrator – Jennifer Fournier Santa – Ron Altman Edna – Michele Eaton Doctor – Joseph Tabler Moop – Jeff Moon Blitzen –…

The Gift

The Gift, a radio play by Mike Murphy Presented by the Online Stage In this Yuletide fable, tough private eye Stone is hired by an unusual client to find a missing item – a box containing the most precious of Christmas gifts. Will he succeed – both in finding the box and losing his hardboiled…

Moop’s Christmas Carol

Moop’s Christmas Carol is a radio play by Mike Murphy, presented by the Online Stage. Interplanetary visitor Moop has been sent on a mission: to investigate Christmas. When he meets Santa, Moop discovers that there is rather more to Earth’s greatest festival than he had expected. Amazon/Audible • iTunes • Not a member of Audible?…