Return with me now to the “golden age of radio” for Murder On The Air, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, Friday, Dec. 4, and Saturday, Dec. 5.
That’s when the upstairs theater at the East Hawaii Cultural Center becomesÂ a “broadcast studio” â€” and you’re in the “studio audience” Â â€” Â as I presentÂ Â three mystery plays in old-time radio style, with scripts in hand, liveÂ sound-effects and music.
The performers are all popular local actors, several of whom wereÂ Â in my Charlie Chan mystery stage play, “The House Without A Key,” at EHCCÂ last March.Â The cast includes Steve Peyton, Laura Caswell, Jake McPherson,Â George Kahao III, Felix, Nick Brosseau, Joyce Stephens, Saul Rollason, KathyÂ Frankovic, and me, with Jim Thompson as “your announcer.”
Vengeance in Vegas is the first play of the evening: a short andÂ Â funny “minuscule mystery” in the tradition of radio private-eye shows. Read more