maplewood barn http://kbia.org en Radio play: Meredith Nicholson's 'The Madness of May' (Part 2) http://kbia.org/post/radio-play-meredith-nicholsons-madness-may-part-2 <p>Welcome to another edition of Maplewood Barn Radio theatre. In keeping with our tradition of bringing you classic stories in an audio format, this presentation is based on a wonderful short story by Meredith Nicholson entitled, "The Madness of May."</p><p>This episode is part two of this story of mystery, comedy and larking about. To hear part one,<a href="http://kbia.org/post/radio-play-meredith-nicholsons-madness-may-part-1"> click here.&nbsp;</a></p><p></p> Sat, 26 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Maplewood Barn Radio Players 51582 at http://kbia.org Radio play: Meredith Nicholson's 'The Madness of May' (Part 1) http://kbia.org/post/radio-play-meredith-nicholsons-madness-may-part-1 <p>Welcome to another edition of Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre. In keeping with our tradition of bringing you classic stories in an audio format, this week's presentation is based on a wonderful short story by Meredith Nicholson entitled, "The Madness of May."&nbsp;</p><p>It is a story of mystery and comedy, and general larking about -- a story of how spring can bring out a little bit of crazy in all of us. But we're going to keep you in suspense; this episode is only part one. You'll have to come back next week to hear the rest of the tale.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:41:48 +0000 Maplewood Barn Radio Players 51581 at http://kbia.org A Maplewood Barn Radio Thanksgiving Special http://kbia.org/post/maplewood-barn-radio-thanksgiving-special <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Welcome to another edition of Maplewood Barn Radio </span>Theatre<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p><p>This week, we bring your two Thanksgiving plays based on short stories from the early 1900s. The first is "Beetle Rings' Thanksgiving Mascot," by Sheldon C. Stoddard. The second is "Bert's Thanksgiving," by J.T. Trowbridge.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Sat, 30 Nov 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Maplewood Barn Radio Players 44228 at http://kbia.org A Maplewood Barn Radio Thanksgiving Special Stephen Leacock's "Who Do You Think Did It?" http://kbia.org/post/stephen-leacocks-who-do-you-think-did-it <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 21.988636016845703px;">Welcome to another edition of Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre. In this episode, we bring you a who-dun-it, a mixed-up murder mystery by Stephen Leacock. Oddly enough, it's entitled, "Who Do You Think Did It, or The Mixed-Up Murder Mystery."</p> Sat, 23 Nov 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Maplewood Barn Radio Players 44223 at http://kbia.org Stephen Leacock's "Who Do You Think Did It?" Edna Ferber's "The Homely Heroine" and "The Leading Lady" http://kbia.org/post/edna-ferbers-homely-heroine-and-leading-lady <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Welcome to another edition of Maplewood Barn Radio </span>Theatre<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. In this episode, we bring you audio presentations of two short stories by Edna </span>Ferber<span style="line-height: 1.5;">: "The Homely Heroine" and "The Leading Lady."</span></p><p>Ferber's most famous character, Emma McChesney, does not appear in these two stories. Instead, we have delved into some of the more obscure tales by Ferber to bring you a lesser-known but very strong woman named Pearlie&nbsp;Schultz, a most unusual female protagonist.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 19:38:41 +0000 Maplewood Barn Radio Players 44214 at http://kbia.org Edna Ferber's "The Homely Heroine" and "The Leading Lady" Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre: "The Pipe" http://kbia.org/post/maplewood-barn-radio-theatre-pipe <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Welcome to another edition of Maplewood Barn Radio </span>Theatre<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p><p>In this episode, we bring you a chilling Halloween tale called "The Pipe," published anonymously.&nbsp;</p><p>The story revolves around a mysterious pipe, a gift from one collector to another.&nbsp;</p><p>That gift arrived with a note -- and so begins our show:&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 18:02:35 +0000 Maplewood Barn Radio Players 43209 at http://kbia.org Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre: "The Pipe" Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre: Robert Barr's "The Liberation of Wyoming Ed" http://kbia.org/post/maplewood-barn-radio-theatre-robert-barrs-liberation-wyoming-ed <div>Welcome to another edition of Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>This week, we bring you a detective story by Robert Barr. It parodies Conan Doyle's famous sleuth, Sherlock Holmes. Our hero is Eugene Valmont, whose name is probably not familiar to you. Sat, 19 Oct 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Maplewood Barn Radio Players 42347 at http://kbia.org Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre: Robert Barr's "The Liberation of Wyoming Ed" Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre: 'Wanted: A Wife' http://kbia.org/post/maplewood-barn-radio-theatre-wanted-wife <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 21.988636016845703px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 13.63636302947998px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Welcome to another edition of Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre.</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 14:59:20 +0000 Maplewood Barn Radio Players 42263 at http://kbia.org Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre: 'Wanted: A Wife' Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre: Brad Buchanan's 'Time Stands Still' http://kbia.org/post/maplewood-barn-radio-theatre-brad-buchanans-time-stands-still <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Welcome to another edition of Maplewood Barn&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Radio Theater.</span><br /><br /><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This time, we bring you something a bit different from our normal classic stories -- an original script by our own Brad Buchanan called "Time Stands Still." Brad has done the majority of the adaptations for the radio show over the past couple years, but in this case, he decided to bring you a new story, never before performed.</span><br /> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 15:48:04 +0000 Darren Hellwege 41455 at http://kbia.org Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre: Brad Buchanan's 'Time Stands Still' Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre: Stephen Leacock's 'Golden Dreams' http://kbia.org/post/maplewood-barn-radio-theatre-stephen-leacocks-golden-dreams <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Welcome to another edition of Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre.</span> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 15:23:13 +0000 Darren Hellwege 41453 at http://kbia.org The Rose and the Ring (Thackeray), Part 2 http://kbia.org/post/rose-and-ring-thackeray-part-2 <p>Conclusion of the two-part holiday story begun last Friday.</p><p> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 21:41:00 +0000 Darren Hellwege 23841 at http://kbia.org The Rose and the Ring (Thackeray), Part 1 http://kbia.org/post/rose-and-ring-thackeray-part-1 <p>Magic, romance, jealousy and silly fairies mix together for this Twelfth Night story by the Victorian satirist.</p> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 21:40:00 +0000 Darren Hellwege 23840 at http://kbia.org A Dramatic Evening (Bangs) http://kbia.org/post/dramatic-evening-bangs <p></p><p>When amateur theatricals invade a Victorian home, the result is an evening of chaos.</p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 21:39:00 +0000 Darren Hellwege 23839 at http://kbia.org The Pimenta Pancakes/Shamrock Jolnes (O’Henry) http://kbia.org/post/pimenta-pancakesshamrock-jolnes-o-henry <p>Two grin-inducing yarns – a cowboy’s lament and a detective’s devious deductions – by America’s master of the short story.</p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 21:38:00 +0000 Darren Hellwege 23838 at http://kbia.org The Post Office (Tagore) http://kbia.org/post/post-office-tagore <p>A sickly Indian boy sees the world through his bedroom window; by the first non-Western winner of the Nobel Prize for literature.</p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 21:37:00 +0000 Darren Hellwege 23837 at http://kbia.org An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving (Allcott) http://kbia.org/post/old-fashioned-thanksgiving-allcott <p>A nostalgic look at how Thanksgivings in the countryside used to be through the eyes of a beloved sentimental novelist.</p> Fri, 23 Nov 2012 21:36:00 +0000 Darren Hellwege 23836 at http://kbia.org The Lost Duchess (Anonymous) http://kbia.org/post/lost-duchess-anonymous <p>The Duchess has been kidnapped by a clever gang!&nbsp; Or has she……?</p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 21:35:00 +0000 jwmth9 23835 at http://kbia.org Maddened by Mystery/Man in Asbestos (Leacock) http://kbia.org/post/maddened-mysteryman-asbestos-leacock <p>Two satirical stories, sending up the immortal Sherlock and the very future of mankind.</p> Fri, 09 Nov 2012 21:34:00 +0000 Darren Hellwege 23834 at http://kbia.org The Pretentious Young Ladies (Moliere) http://kbia.org/post/pretentious-young-ladies-moliere <p>A clever impersonator sneaks past the pretensions of two young ladies who think their current suitors are beneath their standards.</p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 20:33:00 +0000 Darren Hellwege 23833 at http://kbia.org The Skull (Dick) http://kbia.org/post/skull-dick <p>A Halloween tale about a man who gets a chance to change the course of history – or so he thinks.</p> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 20:30:56 +0000 Darren Hellwege 23830 at http://kbia.org Overtones (Gerstenberg) http://kbia.org/post/overtones-gerstenberg <p>A laughter-inducing tour inside the heads of two cultured rivals who never say what they really think.</p> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 20:28:29 +0000 Darren Hellwege 23829 at http://kbia.org Jones (Osborne) http://kbia.org/post/jones-osborne <p>Sometimes winning the girl of a guy’s dreams involve drastic measures, such as telling white lies, giving blood and getting electric shock therapy.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 20:25:35 +0000 Darren Hellwege 23827 at http://kbia.org Jeeves and the Hard-Boiled Egg (Wodehouse) http://kbia.org/post/jeeves-and-hard-boiled-egg-wodehouse <p>Bertie and Jeeves save another friend from a young man’s greatest fear: &nbsp;losing the allowance provided by a stingy uncle.</p> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 20:22:04 +0000 Darren Hellwege 23826 at http://kbia.org Knee Deep in Knickers (Ferber) http://kbia.org/post/knee-deep-knickers-ferber <p></p><p>The irrepressible Emma McChesney is back, creating a fashion revolution while facing defeat from the green-eyed monster.</p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 20:19:41 +0000 Darren Hellwege 23825 at http://kbia.org Behind the Beyond (Leacock) http://kbia.org/post/behind-beyond-leacock <p>A satirical look at how and why theater melodramas are built and performed.</p> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 20:17:04 +0000 Darren Hellwege 23824 at http://kbia.org The Exchange (Thurston) http://kbia.org/post/exchange-thurston <p>Do you want to trade your troubles for another life?&nbsp; Here comes the judge, and his imp, who can make it happen.</p> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 20:14:18 +0000 Darren Hellwege 23822 at http://kbia.org Maplewood Barn Theatre opens in rebuilt space http://kbia.org/post/maplewood-barn-theatre-opens-rebuilt-space <p>The Maplewood Barn Theatre put on its first live show on Thursday evening in a newly rebuilt barn. Fri, 25 May 2012 22:46:46 +0000 xiaoyun wu 14799 at http://kbia.org Maplewood Barn Theatre opens in rebuilt space Behind a Mask, Part II (Louisa May Allcott) http://kbia.org/post/behind-mask-part-ii-louisa-may-allcott <p>An enigmatic governess navigates several possible romances, but what are her true motives?</p><p> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 16:50:11 +0000 Darren Hellwege 12475 at http://kbia.org Behind a Mask, Part I (Louisa May Allcott) http://kbia.org/post/behind-mask-part-i-louisa-may-allcott <p>A mysterious governess comes to work for a wealthy family, but she is not what she seems.</p><p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 19:00:00 +0000 Darren Hellwege 12474 at http://kbia.org Augustus Does His Bit (George Bernard Shaw) http://kbia.org/post/augustus-does-his-bit-george-bernard-shaw <p>A comedic look at an inept and pompous military man, trying to &quot;do his bit&quot; for the war.</p><p> Mon, 09 Apr 2012 17:28:58 +0000 Darren Hellwege 12087 at http://kbia.org