44 episodes

Don't Close Your Eyes is Montana's longest-running and most-popular live radio theatre presentation! Each week during the summer, writer/directors Ryan Cassavaugh and Keith Suta take turns writing and presenting a brand-new one-hour play in a variety of genres from the golden age of radio! Since 2011, DCYE has produced weekly radio plays all summer long at Bozeman's Verge Theater!

Each new play is written in just one week previous in order to recreate the vibrant energy and demands of live radio! The genres are as wide-ranging as the schedule is tight: sci-fi, comedy, western, thriller, comedy, and more!

Presented live on stage with multi-voiced casts and entirely analog sound effects, DCYE is a unique and original anthology production that the whole family can enjoy! If you want to keep up with all our future live productions, please "like" us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/dcyeradio) and follow us on twitter (@dcyeradio)!

Don't Close Your Eyes: Live Radio Theatre‪!‬ Ryan Cassavaugh and Keith Suta

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 29 Ratings

Don't Close Your Eyes is Montana's longest-running and most-popular live radio theatre presentation! Each week during the summer, writer/directors Ryan Cassavaugh and Keith Suta take turns writing and presenting a brand-new one-hour play in a variety of genres from the golden age of radio! Since 2011, DCYE has produced weekly radio plays all summer long at Bozeman's Verge Theater!

Each new play is written in just one week previous in order to recreate the vibrant energy and demands of live radio! The genres are as wide-ranging as the schedule is tight: sci-fi, comedy, western, thriller, comedy, and more!

Presented live on stage with multi-voiced casts and entirely analog sound effects, DCYE is a unique and original anthology production that the whole family can enjoy! If you want to keep up with all our future live productions, please "like" us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/dcyeradio) and follow us on twitter (@dcyeradio)!

    Gerda von Misery Vs. Apocalpyse Inc.!

    Gerda von Misery Vs. Apocalpyse Inc.!

    Season 6.5, Episode 2: "Gerda von Misery Vs. Apocalypse Inc.!'"

    A Supervillainous Comedy Written and Directed by Keith Suta!

    Gerda von Misery's first day on the job at the elite villain organiztion, Apocalypse Inc., has not gone well. Attempting to take over the company before she even underwent orientation, she finds herself ousted by the head of Apocalypse Inc., The Authoritarian, who has used her mind-reading powers to discover Dr. von Misery's greatest fear (it's public speaking)! But the evils of Apocalypse, Inc., don't end there -- they want to destroy the world; which would make Gerda von Misery's quest for world domination pretty impossible... Now, with her lab repossessed and no job options, she must reunite with her loyal hunchman-- I mean, henchman, Seymour to bring the retired superhero Captain Overman out of retirement and fight evil WITH evil!

    Featuring: Cate Ludin as Gerda von Misery; Sarah Suta as Clump, the Robot, and The Authoritarian; Harry Jahnke as Seymour Swerdlow and C'p'n Chick O'Ree; Pol Llovet as Captain Overman and Agent Doldrum; and Keith Suta as Narciso, Tectonicus, the Boss, and Mr. Announcer! Live sound effects by Kyle Suta and Liam Mayer! Original music composed and performed by Garrett Robinson!

    Recorded live at Bozeman, Montana's historic Ellen Theatre on October 8, 2016! We apologize for the less-than stellar audio quality of this particular episode -- though not up to our usual standards, we wanted you to be able to experience this once-in-a-lifetime performance and hope that it will prove diverting and entertaining despite its technical limitations!

    Lady Victoria Ramsey and the Sands of the Pharaoh!

    Lady Victoria Ramsey and the Sands of the Pharaoh!

    Season 6.5, Episode 1: "Lady Victoria Ramsey and the Sands of the Pharoah!'"

    A Comedy Adventure Written and Directed by Ryan Cassavaugh!

    English adventuress Lady Victoria Ramsey returns to the aid of crown and country to assist Sarah Hayden-Carter to complete the life's work of her father, who went missing on a quest for the lost tomb of Pharoh Anhkaten! Embarking with her ertwise companions Charles Marseden-Smythe and Captain Papagiannis in tow -- they embark on a globe-trotting adventure to find the lost tomb before Professor Evangeline Godard gets there first to claim the ancient powers that lie within!

    Featuring: Sadie Cassavauh, Richard Dunbar, Cate Ludin, Ryan Flynn, Harry Jahnke, Pol Llovet, and Leyla Osman! Live sound effects by Kyle Suta and Liam Mayer! Original music composed and performed by Deborah Schuer!

    Recorded live at Bozeman, Montana's historic Ellen Theatre on October 8, 2016! We apologize for the less-than stellar audio quality of this particular episode -- though not up to our usual standards, we wanted you to be able to experience this once-in-a-lifetime performance and hope that it will prove diverting and entertaining despite its technical limitations!

    The Road to H-E-Double-Hockey-Sticks!

    The Road to H-E-Double-Hockey-Sticks!

    Season 6, Episode 7: "The Road to H-E-Double-Hockey-Sticks!"

    A Road Comedy to Hell and Back Written and Directed by Ryan Cassavaugh & Keith Suta!

    Our rousing Season 6 finale finds Keith and Ryan returning as their comedic dopplegangers: Keith and Ryan! This time, the duo have found themselves on a quest to return a book to a far off library -- the only problems are: (1) the book is a talking smart aleck; and (2) the book needs to be returned to the fires of... Y'know... Down there. Along the way they'll encounter demons, monsters, and that most mythical and magical of occurrences: an open bar!

    Featuring: Ryan Cassavaugh as Ryan; Keith Suta as Keith; Harry Jahnke as Belphmodeous the Inconvenient; Sarah Suta as Aunt Auntley, the Conductor, and Rusalka; Leyla Kirschner as Trixie, Hippolata Crinklesberg, Kumquateous Obelstein, and Charon; and Richard Dunbar as Virgil, Abraham Lincoln, Moobles, and the Gentleman! Live sound effects by Kyle Suta and Liam Mayer! Original music composed and performed by Garrett Robinson!

    Recorded live at Bozeman, Montana's Verge Theater on July 23, 2016! What you hear is what the audience heard with no overdubs (clearly)! All sound effects were analog and executed live by our fantastic performers!

    • 1 hr
    Prudence Pearly, Girl Reporter of the Old West: 'Trouble at the Bar-None Ranch!'

    Prudence Pearly, Girl Reporter of the Old West: 'Trouble at the Bar-None Ranch!'

    Season 6, Episode 6: "The Casebook of Prudence Pearly, Girl Reporter of the Old West: 'Trouble at the Bar-None Ranch!'"

    A Comedic Western Adventure of Written and Directed by Ryan Cassavaugh!

    Prudence Pearly is a go-getting, no-nonsese reporter with a nose for news -- but she's forced to write human interest fluff pieces instead of substantive political stories! After sneaking a big scoop into the paper, she and her friend, typesetter Barney Melchic, have been exiled to Montana to review that most horrifying of all occurrences: a community Shakespeare production! Along the way she'll run into an old friend, some new enemies, and the mysterious Masked Phantom!

    Featuring: Cate Ludin as Prudence Pearly and Button Gwinett; Harry Jahnke as Barney Melchic and Jonathan Harker; Taylor Jensen as Magdalena and Ben Franklin; Kari Doll as Black Bailey and Hippolata Crinklesberg; Leyla Kirschner as The Waco Kid and Alexander Hamilton; Ryan Cassavaugh as the Narrator; and Ryan Lawrence Flynn as Carriage Driver, Dutch Lutheran, Chief O'Bannon, Van Helson, The Masked Phantom, and the Narrator! Live sound effects by Kyle Suta and Liam Mayer! Original music composed and performed by Garrett Robinson!

    Recorded live at Bozeman, Montana's Verge Theater on July 15, 2016! What you hear is what the audience heard with no overdubs and minimal post-production on volume to try to make it comfortable to your ears! All sound effects were analog and executed live by our fantastic performers!

    • 56 min
    Tournament of Quizzards!

    Tournament of Quizzards!

    Season 6, Episode 5: "Tournament of Quizzards!"

    A Trivial Whodunit Written and Directed by Keith Suta!

    Ruby Kallen wants to be a great writer -- but all her plays have closed before they opened! To make ends meet, she writes trivial questions for the terrible but popular trivia program "Quizzards," hosted by her ex-, Gordon Clifton, and his Transistor-Reliant Intellegent Victor-Indicating Automoton (T.R.I.V.I.A. for short)! On the night of the very first Quizzards Tournament of Victors, the entire cash prize has been stolen! Now Ruby and Gordon have to find the thief while still making sure their live, coast-to-coast broadcast goes off with as few hitches as possible!

    Featuring: Sarah Suta as Ruby Kallen and a Hippolata Krinklesburg; Robert Dalton as Gordon Clifton; Kari Doll as Victoria Daily and the Reverend Mother; Randy Glynn as Professor Rememberer and Griffin Bergston the Third; Owen Burroughs as Vic Glass; Leyla Kirschner as T.R.I.V.I.A., Tori Trivium, and a Hippolata Krinklesberg, and Keith Suta as Mr. Announcer and the Condemned Man! Live sound effects by Kyle Suta and Liam Mayer!

    Recorded live at Bozeman, Montana's Verge Theater on July 9, 2016! What you hear is what the audience heard with no overdubs and minimal post-production on volume to try to make it comfortable to your ears! All sound effects were analog and executed live by our fantastic performers!

    • 42 min
    The Dark Hallway: The Knife

    The Dark Hallway: The Knife

    Season 6, Episode 4: "The Dark Hallway: The Knife!"

    A Story of Suspense Written and Directed by Ryan Cassavaugh!

    Mack and Jenny Heath are hosting Mack's old commanding officer, the Colonel, and his wife for a perfectly normal dinner party -- food, conversation, listening to music, maybe a game of charades -- like regular people do. But Mack has nightmares. Nightmares that have begun to intrude on his daily life; a secret from his past is waking up, threatening to ruin his world and drive him insane!

    Featuring: Keith Krutchkoff as Mack Heath; Joel Jahnke as The Colonel and Commercial Man John Q.; Heidi Kurtchkoff as Jenny Heath; Kathy Jahnke as Lotte and Commercial Woman Jane Q.; Ryan Cassavaugh as Louie and The Announcer; and Harry Jahnke as The Narrator, the Soldier, and William Howard Taft! Live sound effects by Kyle Suta and Liam Mayer! Musical arrangements and original music composed and performed by Garrett Robinson!

    Recorded live at Bozeman, Montana's Verge Theater on July 2, 2016! What you hear is what the audience heard with no overdubs and minimal post-production on volume to try to make it comfortable to your ears! All sound effects were analog and executed live by our fantastic performers!

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

captainphilbo ,

Snappy catch phrase

Keeping the art of radio theatre alive! These performers have a great rapport with each other and manage to create some witty entertainment. The scripts are cleverly written, complete with sophisticated humor for the well-versed, and cheap gags for immature listeners like myself. There's the occassional struggle to say certain lines correctly (this is live, after all), yet they plow through their mishaps most heroically!

jdhacker ,

More Dark Hallway

The Dark Hallway segments are far and away my favourite, I would love to hear more of these.

MechanicalCentaur ,

Great stuff

Well written, well voiced, and legit sound FX.

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