Radio play: Pedro de Alarcon's 'The Nail'

Mar 18, 2014

Welcome to another edition of Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre. In this episode, we bring you a classic tale of suspense, written by an obscure Spanish author named Pedre de Alarcon. The story is simply called, "The Nail." 

The first English publication of the tale was translated for a series called "Mystery and Detective Stories," edited by Julian Hawthorne, published in 1907. 


The players:

  • Philip: Steve Jones
  • Judge Zarco: Cary Butters
  • Blanca, Gabriella, Housekeeper: Alana Scott
  • Neighbor, Prosecutor: Jeff Martin
  • Guard: Brad Buchanan


  • Script adaptation for radio: Brad Buchanan
  • Engineer: Darren Hellwege
  • Editing/production: Amy Humphrey and Joe Hayes
  • Podcast publisher: Kellie Moore

This podcast originally aired on March 14, 2014.