The first Philadelphia Fringe Festival podcast play The Many Men of Martha Manning is a giddy spoof of the classic radio soap operas of the 40s and 50s.
This six-episode StereoSonic Adventure takes the plucky 1958 housewife from Pepper Pickle, Pennsylvania, on a wild ride around the world in search of the truth about her missing scientist husband, Bill. She's accompanied by her incomprehensible best friend, Dotty.
From Tanganyika to Bucharest and beyond, our heroines encounter villains, spies, cutting-edge technology (for 1958, anyway) and a plethora of pickles. A full cast drawn from the worlds of theater, radio, and commercial voiceovers bring Martha and her gang to laugh-filled life.
Originally presented by the 2007 Philadelphia Live Arts Festival/Philly Fringe, The Many Men of Martha Manning went on to become an international sensation. Download and start listening now!