My name is Katherine Routledge. In 1914, I sailed from England to Easter Island, in the distant South Pacific, famous for its huge, stone statues. This is the story of a journey, and it is the story of a place. One that feels as near to me now as ever, even though I could hardly be farther away. This is The Mystery of Easter Island. Audio drama from Footsteps Media LLC.
A Proliferation of Spirits
Katherine and Scoresby visit the ancient quarry at Rano Raraku, an experience she finds deeply moving. Katherine meets with resistance when she interviews several island elders about the past. Featuring Christine McBurney, Brian Pedaci, Robert Hawkes, Dennis Runkle, Gideon Lorete, Nadia Tarnawsky, Leilani Barrett, Cat Kenney, Lynna Metrisin and Maryann Elder
Music from The Mystery of Easter Island
This week, we take a break from our episode release schedule to feature the beautiful music written for the show by composer and theater artist Obediya Jones-Darrell. Enjoy!
After months at sea, the crew arrives on Easter Island, where they receive a chilly reception from the British businessman who runs the island as a sheep ranch. Katherine meets her interpreter, the handsome Juan Tepano. Featuring: Christine McBurney, Brian Pedaci, Josh Brown, Dennis Runkle, Gideon Lorete and Maryann Elder.
The Avenida Palace
While their ship is repaired in Buenos Aires, Katherine and Scoresby tussle over conflicting visions for the expedition. Katherine receives an unsettling palm reading. Featuring: Christine McBurney, Brian Pedaci, Santino Vincent, Felicita Sanchez, Josh Brown, Tom Horton and Maryann Elder.
The Other Half of the Sky
At sea, the Routledges and their crew must contend with wild storms, damage to their ship, and rising interpersonal tensions. Katherine fights for respect from her all-male crew. Featuring: Christine McBurney, Brian Pedaci, Tom Horton, Josh Brown, Robert Hawkes, Cat Kenney and David Munnell.
Katherine and Scoresby must build their own ship to reach Easter Island. Scoresby grapples with anxiety about safety in the wake of the Titanic’s demise, and the couple struggle to hire qualified crew. Featuring Christine McBurney, Brian Pedaci, Josh Brown, Andrew Narten, John Busser, Cat Kenney and Amiee Collier.
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Bingeworthy Historical Fiction Featuring a real life Lara Croft
The writing, voice talent, sound effects, and music are superb! I really was drawn in and can’t wait to see how the story ends! This work is as top notch of any BBC or PRI produced radio drama or audio play and harkens back to a golden age of radio with a story and characters more relevant to today. Easter Island’s main character, Kathryn Rutledge, is a strong female protagonist that everyone, not just Feminists, should be familiar with and whose inspiring and amazing story from the early 1900s is given the careful attention with thoughtful imagining of what gaps there may be. Anyone who loves strong women should listen!
I totally enjoyed The Mystery of Easter Island! It was so well done. If this was a book I would call it a page turner. I cannot wait for the additional episodes! Please don’t make me wait too long!
It’s clear from the first episode that the characters are going to explore much more than Easter Island in this work of historical fiction - I’m looking forward to continuing the journey alongside them!