Tonight is double feature night on Delmarva Radio Theatre. The program is two short dramas, “The Dark Ride,” and “Call Again.” Both radio plays are based on two pulp fiction short stories of the same name published in Beach Pulp, a publication of Nancy Sakaduski’s Cat and Mouse Press. Pulp fiction was a term used to describe a body of writing published on cheap low-quality paper (thus the name pulp) in the early nineteen hundreds. These ten cent magazines featuring larger-than-life heroes, exotic placers, and strange mysterious characters also came to include gothic literature as well as the noir work of writers such as Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett.
“The Dark Ride,” the first drama, is a macabre horror story with a contemporary psychological twist. Written by Linda Chambers, it is set in the gothic world of Funland, the haunted mansion on the boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Dennis Lawson’s, “Call Again,” is a noir crime story in the gangster style of the 1930s, with a present day setting.
So get out the popcorn, settle back and enjoy an evening of pulp drama on Delmarva Radio Theatre. Link to Broadcast