The Plotters & Plan X
Saturday, February 1, 2020, 8:30pm
Old-Time Radio Drama Live! The 9XM Players present two comedies--"The Plotters," about two would-be murders, and "Plan X," an unlikely love story set on Mars!
Pushkin And Chekhov
Saturday, November 17, 2018, 8:30pm
The 9XM Players presented two Russian classics in this live production from WPR's Buck studio in Madison. "The Queen of Spades" by Alexander Pushkin (Is it supernatural or psychological, comedy or tragedy?) and "The Wedding" by Anton Chekhov, a story of social climbing gone wrong. The plays included live music from members of the UW Russian Folk Orchestra.
Saturday, November 11, 2017, 8:30pm
Listen to the 9XM Players and their live broadcast of "Chasers," an original story of disguise and pursuit in a Wisconsin Northwoods roadhouse in 1935. The cast included WPR’s own Shawn Johnson, Jill Nadeau, and Nyajai Ellison. It was directed by Michele Good and written by Norman Gilliland.
The Canterville Ghost
Saturday, August 12, 2017, 8:00pm
Drawing from the 1944 film, the 9XM Players broadcast their adaptation of Oscar Wilde's supernatural comedy The Canterville Ghost first before a lively audience at Bayfield's Big Top Chautauqua on August 12, 2017, and again on May 5, 2018 at the Mineral Point Opera House.
A Time to Embrace
Sunday, November 20, 2016, 9:00pm
Is it science fiction, fantasy, romance or comedy? It's a radio play about Caroline, who inherits an old radio and finds the man of her dreams--63 years in the past. Norman Gilliland wrote it. Michele Good and Adam Hirsch star in it, and Joe Hardtke created those out-of-this-world sound patterns.
My Man Godfrey
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 8:00pm
The 9XM Players bring you "My Man Godfrey." In this 1930s comedy, a socialite takes in a homeless man on a bet and finds out that he’s a very capable butler - and much, much more.
Academy Award Theater
Saturday, November 8, 2014, 8:00pm
We celebrate 25 years of Old-Time Radio on WPR with the 9XM Players bringing you two live recreations from Music Hall at UW-Madison. First, " It Happened Tomorrow ," the story of reporter Larry Stevens who gets his hands on tomorrow's newspaper and finds out that the news of the future is bad - for him! Second comes the episode "Topper and the Telephone Repairman" from The Adventures of Topper, involving a comedic confusion between the telephone repairman and a psychiatrist.
Forbidden Planet Decoded
Saturday, September 28, 2013, 8:00pm
An android that's indistinguishable from a human, a storm that robs matter of its mass, and a mysterious vanished race -- those are just some of the elements of life on the Forbidden Planet. 2013's Wisconsin Science Festival radio play updates some of the science of the 1956 film classic and restores some elements of the play that inspired it -- "The Tempest" by William Shakespeare.
Holiday Special 2012
Saturday, December 15, 2012, 8:00pm
The 9XM Players are back with a holiday special featuring two Christmas scripts from the series "Quiet Please!" and "My Friend Irma". "Berlin: 1945", originally produced by the series "Quiet Please!" in 1947, is the touching story of GIs preparing their Christmas feast in Europe when a stranger arrives to remind them of just what the holiday is all about. "My Friend Irma's Christmas Episode", originally produced on Christmas Day in 1950, follows the misadventures of everyone's favorite, loveable blonde as she prepares to throw a Christmas shindig, only to learn that the only guest is her!
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Friday, September 28, 2012, 8:00pm
Wisconsin Public Radio and the 9XM Players invite you aboard the Nautilus for a trip 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea with Captain Nemo and his crew. This special live broadcast edition of WPR's Old Time Radio Drama was hosted by WPR’s Norman Gilliland who also adapted the story for radio...
It Happened One Night
Saturday, March 10, 2012, 8:00pm
Spoiled heiress Ellie Andrews impetuously marries the scheming King Westley, leading her tycoon father to spirit her away on his yacht. After disappearing from the ship, Ellie falls in with cynical, recently fired, newspaper reporter Peter Warne, who offers to help her in exchange for an exclusive...
The Time Machine
Saturday, September 24, 2011, 8:00pm
What if you could travel to any year, past or future? Patricia Boyette's radio adaption of the H.G. Wells classic story, "The Time Machine," brings you the Eloi and the Morlocks and the man caught between them. Whatever the present year is, put it behind you, drop back to 1902, and...