Fireside Mystery Theatre (FMT) is an acclaimed and award-winning audio theatre production company that presents “old time radio”-inspired audio drama and variety shows — with a decidedly modern macabre sensibility. The troupe bridges the gap between the podcast era and the Golden Age of Radio with engaging characters, mystery, thrills, twists, unforgettable music, and liberal doses of good humor! Exclusively for The Westport Library, FMT has crafted an evening of all-new live audio entertainment with original mystery stories that draw from the rich local history, lore, and legends of the great state of Connecticut.
What is to be expected? Imagine going back in time to a live taping of a radio drama broadcast in the 1930s. You see a row of elegantly garbed actors, each in front of a mic, scripts in hand, venturing to craft the audio pictures that transport you, the spectator, into "the theatre of the mind." A musical score drives the narrative of each play as meticulous sound design further shapes a vivid sonic and suspenseful experience being created around and with you.
The LIVE performance will be recorded and later featured on FMT's podcast feed, which has reached millions of listeners around the world and lauded by media outlets from PopSugar to The New York Times.
This concert is made possible by the generosity of the Maurer Family Foundation.
(Ticket includes one drink: there will be specially crafted cocktail to fit the evening, along with light refreshments available.)
Photo: Alain Laforest, Kacie Laforest, Gustavo Rodriguez, Ali Silva, Mary Murphy, Lizz Leiser, Eirik Davey-Gislason
Photo Credit: Morgan Shortell
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