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Death After Dessert ………

July 18 - July 20


Available at www.ptix.bm in June, 2024

by Nathaniel Butterfield


In the early 1950s, America was beginning to really discover television.  Many radio programs were moved to the new medium leaving a gap that was hard to fill.  By the 1960s, networks had ceased producing entertainment programs for radio.

It is 1956 and our Radio Station, WWIL 1020 AM from Wilhelmville, Wisconsin, is feeling the pinch.  Shows which had been staples for years have upped stakes and moved to television and advertisers are following as the viewership rises.

George Hawkins thinks he may have a solution.  His nephew, Andrew, has been working part time for a radio station while at University in Chicago.  He knows Andrew spent some time working in a studio that produced radio plays and this gives him an idea.

George writes a play and convinces his fellow members of the local drama club, the Wilhelmville Players, to help him put it on the air.  Maybe if they can do this once a week, they can fix a hole in the schedule.

This is the only production ever done by the “Whippoorwill Theatre of the Air.”  We are lucky to have discovered this recording, cut directly onto vinyl as the show was performed.


The Director and Producers are pleased to announce the cast members for Nathaniel Butterfield’s original play, Death After Dessert to be staged at BMDS from July 18th to the 27th.


Byron Bonham – Dalzell Tucker

George Hawkins – Alan Gilbertson

Leon Orville – Nick Fagundo

Andrew Holtzman – Josh Correia

Melinda Schulz – Kim Day

Polly Darrell – Callie Lucas

Elizabeth Thompson – Nicole DaPonte

Sound Engineer Brianna  – Shyama Ezekiel-Fagundo

Sound Engineer Joanna – Sue Hill Davidson

Sound Effects Freddie  – Elaine Pearce

Sound Engineer Roger – Machum Simmons

Diva Jingle Singer – Harmony DeCouto


July 18
July 20