Written by Kurt Kleinmann. Adapted for RadioVizion by John Harvey. Directed by Raymond Banda.
It’s “All Aboard!” for murder as DEATH EXPRESS!, by Kurt Kleinmann, takes place on the Trans-Continental Express from Los Angeles to New York. Inept but endearing detective Harry Hunsacker and his paid-by-the-hour friend and assistant, Nigel Grouse (along with Lt. Foster of the real police) find themselves trapped on a train headed for murder! Who is the vicious killer determined to slay everyone on board the train? Could it be the Conductor? What about the European starlet, Valentina Benet? Perhaps the murder-mystery novelist is trying out crimes for her new book? And who is the mysterious Mr. Wainwright? Murder and mayhem abound in this delightful tribute to old black-and-white movies.
RadioVizion is an alternative technique devised by Pegasus Theatre for the presentation of the Living Black & White™ series of Harry Hunsacker adventures. RadioVizion does not employ the trade-secret makeup but instead focuses on evoking the experience and glamour of being in a live radio studio of the 1930’s and 1940s. Live sound effects, actors at period style live microphones, and costumes suggestive of the era complete the effect.