radio theatre http://kbia.org en 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 Radio play: Anton Chekhov's 'The Safety Match' http://kbia.org/post/radio-play-anton-chekhovs-safety-match <p>Welcome to another edition of Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre. In this episode, we bring you a tale by the famous Russian author Anton Chekhov. While Chekhov wrote many plays, this Maplewood Barn audio presentation is based on a short story called "The Safety Match."&nbsp;</p><p>Although it is a mystery, there are overtones of comedy throughout the story, which is typical of Chekhov's writing.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">The players</strong></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:01:48 +0000 Maplewood Barn Radio Players 51570 at http://kbia.org Radio play: 'Said the Spider to the Fly' http://kbia.org/post/radio-play-said-spider-fly <p>Welcome to another episode of Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre. In this episode, we bring you an old-fashioned yarn, meant to caution unwary young ladies against the dangers of the big city.&nbsp;</p><p>"Said the Spider to the Fly" was adapted for radio by Dave Collins from a Suzanne Buck story that originally appeared in the September 15, 1917 issue of the "All Story Weekly."</p><p></p><p><strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The players:</strong></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 22:40:50 +0000 Maplewood Barn Radio Players 50537 at http://kbia.org Radio play: John Kendricks Bang's 'Breakfast Conversations with The Idiot' http://kbia.org/post/radio-play-john-kendricks-bangs-breakfast-conversations-idiot <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Welcome to another edition of Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre. This episode is based on a book entitled "The Idiot," by John Kendrick Bangs. It was first published in 1895.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:19:41 +0000 Maplewood Barn Radio Players 49808 at http://kbia.org Radio play: Vera Jelihovsky's 'The General's Will' http://kbia.org/post/radio-play-vera-jelihovskys-generals-will <p>Welcome to another edition of Maplewood Barn Radio. This week's show is based on a short story by Vera Jelihovsky called "The General's Will."&nbsp;</p><p>A Russian author from the nineteenth century, Ms. Jelihovsky is most famous for her children's stories -- but "The General's Will" is not one of them. This story was published in England posthumously, in 1909, some 13 years after her death.&nbsp;</p><p>This is the tale of a famous general, Yuri Paylovitch Nasimoff, an aristocrat and millionaire who is on his death bed ...&nbsp;</p><p></p> Sat, 01 Mar 2014 01:00:00 +0000 Maplewood Barn Radio Players 48886 at http://kbia.org Radio play: Raymond Lester's "Oh, Fanny" http://kbia.org/post/radio-play-raymond-lesters-oh-fanny <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Welcome to another edition of Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 01:00:00 +0000 Maplewood Barn Radio Players 48547 at http://kbia.org P.G. Wodehouse's "Jeeves in the Springtime" http://kbia.org/post/pg-wodehouses-jeeves-springtime <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Welcome to another edition of Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 15:36:51 +0000 Maplewood Barn Radio Players 46886 at http://kbia.org P.G. Wodehouse's "Jeeves in the Springtime" Stories from O. Henry's "The Gentle Grafter" http://kbia.org/post/stories-o-henrys-gentle-grafter <div class="page" title="Page 1"><div class="layoutArea"><div class="column"><p>Welcome to another edition of Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre.</p> Sat, 21 Dec 2013 22:47:20 +0000 Maplewood Barn Radio Players 45645 at http://kbia.org Stories from O. Henry's "The Gentle Grafter" 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: 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' The Boy Comes Home (A.A. Milne) http://kbia.org/post/boy-comes-home-aa-milne <p>His family finds that a First World War veteran is not the same young gentleman who marched off to the trenches.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; ">Maplewood Barn Radio&nbsp;Theatre</span><em style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; ">&nbsp;is a weekly radio drama program adapted for radio by Brad Buchanan and produced by&nbsp;Darren&nbsp;Hellwege.</em></p><p> Fri, 17 Feb 2012 06:00:00 +0000 Darren Hellwege 8788 at http://kbia.org SNAFU (Art Smith) http://kbia.org/post/snafu-art-smith <p>What if your time has come, but your eternal paperwork gets messed up?&nbsp; Will it be hell or heaven?</p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; ">Maplewood Barn Radio&nbsp;Theatre</span><em style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; ">&nbsp;is a weekly radio drama program adapted for radio by Brad Buchanan and produced by&nbsp;Darren&nbsp;Hellwege.</em></p><p> Fri, 10 Feb 2012 06:00:00 +0000 Darren Hellwege 8787 at http://kbia.org Jeeves and the Uninvited Guest (P.G. Wodehouse) http://kbia.org/post/jeeves-and-uninvited-guest-pg-wodehouse <p>When a sheltered young nobleman goes wild in wicked New York City, Bertie and Jeeves get creative.</p> Fri, 03 Feb 2012 06:00:00 +0000 Darren Hellwege 8075 at http://kbia.org Another Way Out (Lawrence Langner) http://kbia.org/post/another-way-out-lawrence-langner-0 <p>Society&rsquo;s assumptions create funny problems for a couple living together &ldquo;without benefit of marriage.&rdquo;</p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; ">Maplewood Barn Radio&nbsp;Theatre</span><em style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; ">&nbsp;is a weekly radio drama program adapted for radio by Brad Buchanan and produced by&nbsp;Darren&nbsp;Hellwege.</em></p><p> Fri, 27 Jan 2012 06:00:00 +0000 Darren Hellwege 8789 at http://kbia.org Leave It to Jeeves (P.G. Wodehouse) http://kbia.org/post/leave-it-jeeves-pg-wodehouse <p>Fiction&rsquo;s wisest &ldquo;gentleman&rsquo;s gentleman&rdquo; helps his flummoxed boss out of a jam involving a chorus girl, an ornithologist and an ugly baby.</p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; ">Maplewood Barn Radio&nbsp;Theatre</span><em style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px; ">&nbsp;is a weekly radio drama program adapted for radio by Brad Buchanan and produced by&nbsp;Darren&nbsp;Hellwege.</em></p><p> Fri, 20 Jan 2012 06:00:00 +0000 Darren Hellwege 8074 at http://kbia.org Wurzel-Flummery Milne http://kbia.org/post/wurzel-flummery-milne <p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; ">What&rsquo;s in a name?&nbsp; And how much it&rsquo;s worth to two British families.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; ">Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre<em>&nbsp;is a weekly radio drama program adapted for radio by Brad Buchanan and produced by Darren Hellwege.</em></p> Fri, 13 Jan 2012 06:00:00 +0000 Darren Hellwege 6512 at http://kbia.org The McWilliams’ Adventures (Twian) http://kbia.org/post/mcwilliams%E2%80%99-adventures-twian <p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; ">This is an inaugural show. &nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; ">It covers &nbsp;about t</span><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; ">wo hilarious yarns by Missouri&#39;s favorite storyteller and also about the Ma and Pa Kettle of their time.</span></p> Fri, 06 Jan 2012 06:00:00 +0000 Darren Hellwege 6510 at http://kbia.org Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre: Burglar and the Blizzard – Part Two http://kbia.org/post/maplewood-barn-radio-theatre-burglar-and-blizzard-part-two <p>Conclusion of Maplewood Barn Radio Theater’s Christmas presentation.</p><p>Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre<em>&nbsp;is a weekly radio drama program adapted for radio by Brad Buchanan and produced by Darren Hellwege.</em></p><p> Fri, 30 Dec 2011 06:00:00 +0000 Darren Hellwege 4537 at http://kbia.org Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre: The Burglar and the Blizzard – Part One http://kbia.org/post/maplewood-barn-radio-theatre-burglar-and-blizzard-part-one <p>Trapped together by a blizzard, a playboy, a burglar and a damsel-in-distress celebrate Christmas.</p><p>Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre<em>&nbsp;is a weekly radio drama program adapted for radio by Brad Buchanan and produced by Darren Hellwege.</em></p><p> Fri, 23 Dec 2011 06:00:00 +0000 Darren Hellwege 4535 at http://kbia.org Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre: The Wondersmith http://kbia.org/post/maplewood-barn-radio-theatre-wondersmith <p>An anti-Christmas story featuring a wicked toymaker, a wicked witch, endangered lovers and a monkey.</p><p>Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre<em>&nbsp;is a weekly radio drama program adapted for radio by Brad Buchanan and produced by Darren Hellwege.</em></p><p> Fri, 16 Dec 2011 06:00:00 +0000 Darren Hellwege 4533 at http://kbia.org Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre: The Boor http://kbia.org/post/maplewood-barn-radio-theatre-boor <p>A dashing-but-penniless nobleman turns the head of a grieving widow, despite her servant&rsquo;s best efforts.</p><p>Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre<em>&nbsp;is a weekly radio drama program adapted for radio by Brad Buchanan and produced by Darren Hellwege.</em></p><p> Fri, 09 Dec 2011 06:00:00 +0000 Darren Hellwege 4534 at http://kbia.org Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre: Two Tales of Terror http://kbia.org/post/maplewood-barn-radio-theatre-two-tales-terror <p>An iron works and a hot house can still send chills up your spine.</p><p>Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre<em>&nbsp;is a weekly radio drama program adapted for radio by Brad Buchanan and produced by Darren Hellwege.</em></p><p> Fri, 02 Dec 2011 06:00:00 +0000 Darren Hellwege 4532 at http://kbia.org Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre: Sweet and Twenty http://kbia.org/post/maplewood-barn-radio-theatre-sweet-and-twenty <p>Love blossoms in an accidental meeting amidst the cherry orchard.</p><p>Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre<em>&nbsp;is a weekly radio drama program adapted for radio by Brad Buchanan and produced by Darren Hellwege.</em></p><p> Fri, 25 Nov 2011 06:00:00 +0000 Darren Hellwege 4527 at http://kbia.org Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre: The Stolen White Elephant http://kbia.org/post/maplewood-barn-radio-theatre-stolen-white-elephant <p>Only Twain could hide an elephant in plain sight while detectives seek it out.</p><p>Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre<em>&nbsp;is a weekly radio drama program adapted for radio by Brad Buchanan and produced by Darren Hellwege.</em></p><p> Fri, 18 Nov 2011 06:00:00 +0000 Darren Hellwege 4525 at http://kbia.org Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre: Wurzel-Flummery http://kbia.org/post/maplewood-barn-radio-theatre-wurzel-flummery-0 <p>What&rsquo;s in a name?&nbsp; And how much it&rsquo;s worth to two British families.</p><div><p>Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre<em>&nbsp;is a weekly radio drama program adapted for radio by Brad Buchanan and produced by Darren Hellwege.</em></p><p> Fri, 11 Nov 2011 06:00:00 +0000 Darren Hellwege 4524 at http://kbia.org Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre: Ever Young http://kbia.org/post/maplewood-barn-radio-theatre-ever-young <p>Four widows discover the secret to perpetual youth in the lobby of a Palm Beach hotel.</p><p>Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre<em>&nbsp;is a weekly radio drama program adapted for radio by Brad Buchanan and produced by Darren Hellwege.</em></p><p> Fri, 04 Nov 2011 05:00:00 +0000 Darren Hellwege 4522 at http://kbia.org Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre: A Conan Doyle Halloween http://kbia.org/post/maplewood-barn-radio-theatre-conan-doyle-halloween <p>Two chilling stories about English gentlemen defending their honor with murder and mayhem.</p><p>Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre<em>&nbsp;is a weekly radio drama program adapted for radio by Brad Buchanan and produced by Darren Hellwege.</em></p><p> Fri, 28 Oct 2011 05:00:00 +0000 Darren Hellwege 4521 at http://kbia.org Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre: The Proposal http://kbia.org/post/maplewood-barn-radio-theatre-proposal <p>How an innocent proposal of marriage turns into a family feud.</p><p>Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre<em>&nbsp;is a weekly radio drama program adapted for radio by Brad Buchanan and produced by Darren Hellwege.</em></p><p> Fri, 14 Oct 2011 05:00:00 +0000 Darren Hellwege 4520 at http://kbia.org