Hitchcocked: An Audio Serial by Joe Landry

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University of Detroit Mercy is proud to present the world-premiere of the audio drama series  Hitchcocked: An Audio Serial, March 19 through July 19. Commissioned from award-winning playwright Joe Landry, and directed by Assistant Professor of Theatre Andrew Papa, Hitchcocked: An Audio Serial is produced by Detroit Mercy Theatre Company and the Department of Performing Arts who thank Thomas Page, Class of '71 '76 for his generous support.

Playwright Joe Landry will join the cast and production team to discuss the project in a 60 minute discussion prior to the official launch of the audio drama!

Virtual Link coming soon

Episode 1 - The Trouble with Alma

Episode 1 - The Trouble with Alma In this episode, we are introduce to Alma, a video store clerk in Detroit, leading a simple life. It is December, 1999. Her good friend Grant wants to spark a little excitement in her life, so he gives her an unexpected present—an immersive game experience that leaves clues for her to solve, all based on Alfred Hitchcock films. But a nosey neighbor and a bathroom smeared with blood take the game in an unexpected direction.

Episode 2 - Vandamm Tower

Episode 2 - Vandamm Tower Alma and Grant follow a series of clues to the roof of Vandamm Tower, where there are several boomboxes setup. They need to solve a puzzle to determine which radio frequency is tuned to a possible murder occurring. A run-in with the police and a close escape give them the boost they need to seek some outside guidance from a family friend.

Episode 3 - The 39 Props

Episode 3 - The 39 Props

Meet Uncle Charlie, Alma’s antiques collector uncle who specializes in movie memorabilia. Uncle Charlie helps Alma with their latest clue, leading to a series of new clues as they journey to various locales. But a mysterious answering machine message leads Alma and Grant to believe the game has led them into something very real…and very dangerous.

Episode 4 - East by Northeast

Episode 4 - East by Northeast As Alma and Grant hustle to get to New York City before midnight on New Years Eve, they are thwarted in their journey numerous times by a slew of unexpected characters. They end up traveling by plane, train, and automobile in a race against time to save Uncle Charlie from a madman.

Episode 5 - Dial “H” for Hitchcock

Episode 5 - Dial “H” for Hitchcock Our madman’s plot is revealed, and Alma and Grant must act fast to save Uncle Charlie, or risk thousands of lives as a bomb is set to go off on New Year’s Eve at Times Square. Don’t miss a second of this heart pounding conclusion for our dear Alma and Grant. Miss out, and you just might be…Hitchcocked!

Production Team

Alan Devlin
Technical Director & Sound Designer

Andrew Papa
Director

Greg Grobis
Managing Director

Mary Liz Valesano
Costume Designer

Sarah Drum
Stage Manager

Seth Amadei
Lighting Designer

Cast

Adam El-Zein
Grant

Ali Laho
Elevator [Episode 2]; Answering Machine, Automated Operator [Episode 3]; Pilot [Episode 4]

Amelia Rose Glenn
Newlywed Wife, Dancing Woman, Woman Giving Massage, Officer Antony, Thelma [Episode 2]

Chris Berryman
Our Host

Elise Pannemann
Alma

Elizabeth Breger
Ticket Taker, Hitchcock Fan, Concessions Stand Clerk [Episode 1]

Jade Sibert
Stewardess/Flight Attendant, Ticket Agent
(ERI), Kelly [Episode 4]

Jeremy St. Martin
Ticket Seller, DePalma Fan, Person Screaming "Fire!" [Episode 1]; Man Watching Clock, Man 1 Watching Woman Dance, Officer Haines, Brandon [Episode 2]; Charlie Stewart; Bundy, Another Hitchcock Fan [Episode 5]

Kaelyn Johnson
Officer Hubbard, Ziegfeld Ticket Taker, Another DePalma Fan [Episode 5]

Luke Adamkiewicz
Mac Guffin; David [Episode 2]

Mason Modzelewski
Jimmy, Colin [Episode 3]

Matthew Klug
The Voice; Senate New Year's Eve Promotion Announcer [Episode 1]

Nina Carlson
Midge; Jessie [Episode 3]

Olivia Swad
Ticket Agent (DTW), Norma, Margot [Episode 4]

Preston Cornelius
Man Playing Piano, Newlywed Husband, Man 2 Watching Woman Dance, Man Getting Massage, Phillip [Episode 2]; Airport Security Agent, Conductor, Fred [Episode 4]; Arbogast, Taxi Driver, Verloc, Ziegfeld Ticket Seller [Episode 5]

Taylor LaPorte
Danvers