It’s May 2020, the year of COVID. SF Private Eye Chauncy is social distancing at home in SF when a long-term client zooms in with a tempting assignment.
The set-up: Playwright Allyce Singer is hosting an invitation-only theatre workshop for her new play-in-progress at Tabard Lake, a luxury property isolated deep in the high Sierras.
The catch: Each of the six guests is guilty of a long ago "sin" against Allyce. Now the playwright wants her revenge and she's written a script that points fingers at everyone.
The mission: Chauncy's supposed to quietly get the goods on everyone, so Allyce can settle the score. Sounds like easy money for a gumshoe, with a fancy all-expenses-paid vacay out of lockdown thrown in to boot.
But nothing goes according to plan. Once the company is completely cut off from civilization, all bets are off. Murder, mayhem.--and hilarity!-- ensue. Deep secrets from the past leak out to haunt the present. Everyone has a tall tale to tell, and no one can be trusted. Whodunnit?
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Dead on Arrival
In the middle of COVID, six actors arrive at an isolated luxury mountain resort to rehearse a new script with playwright Allyce Singer. But before they can get started, things take a deadly turn.
This radio play is presented by 3Girls Theatre in San Francisco. We develop, promote, and present exclusively new work by women playwrights. Visit 3girlstheatre.org to learn more about our work.
No Second Chances
In episode 2, an angry pilgrim, a lusty wench and a bunch of iambic pentameter walk into a bar … err, we mean an olde English tavern …what could possibly go wrong?
Out of Sight Out of Mind
Wherein our intrepid gumshoe monitors the action from a secret room hidden behind a one-way mirror in the bar, and the investigation takes an unexpected supernatural turn. But not before Chauncy shakes up a pair of old school Gimlets ( half London Dry Gin, half Rose's lime juice) to toast Phillip Marlowe with Nolan, the strangely familiar Director.
The Girl Who Knew Too Much
Picture it, a Pandemic Summer Wednesday at Tabard Lake Lodge. The sin is envy and a wrathful stage manager is high on the list of suspects in the murder of the late playwright and host. So, could there be a better time for a roomful of ham-inclined actors to dive into a script built around a séance, an artist who only recently escaped a sanatorium and, well, a goose? Warning: there will be accents.
The Persistence of Memory
Tempers run high when scene 4 exposes Freddy's fevered, voracious sexual past for all to see. Did his gluttonous behavior plant the seeds for Allyce's demise? Simone's allergies blow up as Chauncy's investigation continues.
Knife in the Back
After a late night polishing off a bottle of single malt with Nolan , Chauncy ponders the sin of sloth. Meanwhile delusional back-stage antics and daggers-out bitchery reach a tipping point as the company rehearses scene 5. And what up with all those crazy accents?
Perfect mix of tongue in cheek camp and pandemic who-dunnit. A must listen for detective fun!
The Sins and Secrets of Tabard Lake
This is really an original and fun series, once you get the hang of it. Entertaining and engaging mystery set at a remote resort among theatrical eccentrics who each have one of 7 deadly sins to play out. Requires your attention but well worth it.
So much fun to listen to!
Waiting for the next installment with bated breath.