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The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar

Can a bold doctor’s experiments in mesmerism stave off the very forces of death, or will the mortal reckoning come due in an especially ghastly manner? Edgar Allan Poe — America’s greatest author of tales of mystery and imagination — presents a disturbing tale in which the boundaries of science and medicine journey to an unthinkable extreme.

Longtime listeners to Dark Adventure will notice that this episode has an unusual opening, and that it is shorter than other shows in the series. Poe’s story is brief, and we thought it well suited to an episode more in keeping with the length of classic 1930s radio shows — about 30 minutes. Since we can't broadcast it on the radio, we're doing the next-best thing: offering it as a FREE download for stalwart fans and new audiences who have yet to experience Dark Adventure Radio Theatre.

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Cast and Crew

Sean Branney...Dr. Michael Quinlan
Matt Foyer...Ernest M. Valdemar
Andrew Leman...Dr. Dunham
Jacob Andrew Lyle...Mr. Lionel
David Pavao...Dr. Fenwick
Kevin Stidham...Martin Gaspee
Josh Thoemke...Announcer
Time Winters...Creighton Cobb

Based on the story by Edgar Allan Poe
Radio adaptation by Sean Branney and Andrew Leman
Original music by Reber Clark
Dark Adventure Theme by Troy Sterling Nies
Recorded at The Jungle Room in Glendale, CA
Audio engineering by Ben Soldate
Cover illustration by Darrell Tutchton
Produced by Sean Branney and Andrew Leman

Script, Liner Notes & More

For your enjoyment, we present free PDF downloads of the final recording script and liner notes of The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar. Note: this script is only for use for reading along with Dark Adventure Radio Theatre; no performance of the script may be made without written consent of the HPLHS.

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The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar