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A Knavish Piece of Mystery

Season Three: “A Trap Full of Monsters

Written especially for Prime Stage by author, playwright, and screenwriter Lawrence C. Connolly. “The Play’s the Thing” reunites the cast of eccentric characters featured in our previous five-act podcast “A Knavish Piece of Work.”

The world is full of mysteries. Here’s one we can solve together.

Season Three Episodes Dropping Weekly!

S03.E01 Details: How do you get a reality-TV crew into a locked theatre without interrupting a dress rehearsal for Frankenstein? Mystery writer August LaFleur claims he has a solution. Unfortunately, it involves passing through something called a devil’s door.” (Release Date-10/7/2021)

S03.E2 Details: What lies beyond the devil’s door? Find out as you follow August LaFleur into the smoky shadows of a region “commonly referred to as hell.” This episode also features a brilliant reply to last week’s mystery question, submitted to us from Professor Gina Wisker of Cambridge, England. A full transcript of Dr. Wisker’s comment can be read here: Comments from Professor Gina Wisker of Cambridge, England (Release Date-10/14/2021)

S03.E3 Details: What do you do when a perfect solution proves untrue? Today’s episode features a number of plausible solutions and a series of challenging contradictions—all moving you closer to the realization that “when you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” (Release Date-10/21/2021)

S03.E04: After examining the clues and finally identifying a culprit, you might think the next logical step would be calling the authorities. But a reality TV host has a different idea—one that may result in considerable danger to all involved. (Release Date-10/28/2021)

S03.E05: What happens when you try catching a thief in a trap full of monsters? Find out as the New Towne Players stage an unscripted confrontation in which nothing is as it seems. (Release Date-11/4/2021)

New to Our Mystery Theatre? You can listen to Season One and Two here as well!


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Now get out your spy glasses and notepads and prepare to take part in a behind-the-scenes adventure that explores the intersection of life and storytelling - an investigation in which You will discover that mysteries are everywhere.

Something strange is afoot at the New Town Theater. A dressing room is locked. Two actors are missing. And You are there to join the investigation as a cast and crew confront a mystery in which nothing is as it seems.


Podcast Author Lawrence Connolly
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Lawrence Connolly, is a celebrated author of books and stories featured in Amazing Stories, Twilight Zone and other top magazines and anthologies of fantasy, horror and science fiction. His screenplays include “This Way to Egress,” co-authored with David Slade and featured in the anthology film Nightmare Cinema (2019). A professional writer for over 40 years, his stories have been featured in the books Year’s Best Horror Stories and 100 Great Fantasy Short-Short Stories. He is the author of six books – three novels and three-story collections. His collection Voices was a finalist for the prestigious Bram Stoker Award.

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