The Quarantine Plays

Discover twelve tales of quarantine, from touching family moments to futuristic adventures. New episodes dropping monthly.

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Twelve scripts from Quarantine, produced for your ears.
Release Date
May 10, 2020

When COVID-19 hit the United States, The Merry Beggars launched a contest for 10-minute radio plays responding to the theme of "quarantine." We've chosen twelve of the scripts to bring to you.

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Do You Remember With Relaxabot 938?
Do You Remember With Relaxabot 938?
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Do You Remember With Relaxabot 938?

How do you relax amidst civilizational collapse? A future London has just the answer: Relaxabot 938!
Release Date
August 3, 2020

How do you relax amidst civilizational collapse? Well, lucky for you, a future London has just the answer: Relaxabot 938! Kick up your feet, relax, and soak up the warm nostalgia of a caring governmental robot.

Written by Matthew Wright

The Announcer - Aaron Williams

The Advertisement - John Howard

Relaxabot 938 - Jeromey Lloyd

The Corrector - Naomi Campagne

Direction and Sound Design - Peter Atkinson

Assistant Producer - Naomi Campagne

Do You Remember With Relaxabot 938?

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Friend Request
Friend Request
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Friend Request

Something that awaits us in the depths of silence. Something that can change us.
Release Date
October 7, 2020

All our lives have been stopped in their tracks. Coronavirus has made us all confront silence. Perhaps we're being invited into something deeper. Something that awaits us in the depths of silence.

Written by Christine Sloan Stoddard

Boy - Garrett Braddock

Girl - Tatyana Aravena

Conductor/Priest - Patrick Frith

Direction and Sound Design - Peter Atkinson

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I Do Like the Rain
I Do Like the Rain
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I Do Like the Rain

We all feel lonely at times but you never make the journey home alone.
Release Date
December 7, 2020

"You never make the journey home alone." Accompany a young family as they road trip to their parents' home, stuck in a different kind of quarantine - traffic.

Written by Kiley Hatch

Andy - John Paul Stansbury

Jen - Megan Carter

Darcy - Maria Collins

Gabe - Oliver Collins

Sound Design - Theresa Ambat

Direction - Peter Atkinson

I Do Like the Rain

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Stones
Stones
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Stones

What if you were made for something more? Can you hear it calling out to you?
Release Date
March 8, 2021

James' ex-girlfriend Sonya calls him up, telling him to meet her in the park. "It'll only take a minute," she says. But neither of their lives will ever be the same...

Written by Ben Washington

Sonya was played by Audrey Herold

James was played by Jack Wainwright

Officer Richardson was played by Cecil Archbold

Officer Daniels was played by Peter Salzer

Direction - Peter Atkinson

Sound Design - Theresa Ambat

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We Know Now
We Know Now
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We Know Now

What would you do if the whole world went mad? Enter the broadcast of the "War of the Worlds."
Release Date
May 18, 2021

In 1939, the United States heard Orson Welles' production of War of the Worlds. It was so convincing and so creatively produced that masses of people believe the world was truly under martian attack. Join our host, Norma, as she remembers how that radio show changed her life forever.

Written by Georgia Belle

The Narrator was played by Judy McMillan

Norma was played by Cassidy Sandry

Norma’s Ma was played by Lisa Stanley

Norma’s Pa was played by Cecil Archbold Jr.

Billy was played by Ryan Ledman

Billy’s Ma was played by Bonnie Bogovich

Billy’s Pa was played by Rich Greene

Mrs. Jennings was played by DL Merlin

Younger Sister Bess was played by Bailee Bonick

Casting - Connor Carlin

Direction - Jacob Groth

Sound Design - Theresa Ambat

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Above and Beyond
Above and Beyond
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Above and Beyond

While his wife, Millie, is on mission in space, Andy faces the trials of quarantine back on Earth.
Release Date
February 22, 2022

It’s been a while since Millie and Andy have had the chance to see each other.

It’s been a while since Andy has had the chance to see much of anyone.

While his wife, Millie, is on mission in space, Andy faces the trials of quarantine back on Earth. Now, he has to spend his brief face-to-face conversation with Millie breaking some unfortunate news.

Andy - Clayton Bury

Millie - Sarah Simmons

Sound Design - Kevin Conroy

Sound Engineering - Kevin Conroy

Direction - Peter Atkinson

Casting and Production - Peter Atkinson and Michaela Elise Fox

Above and Beyond

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Corona Kiddos
Corona Kiddos
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Corona Kiddos

Eli and Hazel are navigating the first COVID-19 lockdown, and all its uncertainty, together through letter-writing.
Release Date
March 15, 2022

Eli and Hazel, two young best friends, are navigating the first COVID-19 lockdown and all its uncertainty together through letter-writing.

While Eli is trying to remain relentlessly lighthearted, his best friend, Hazel, struggles to cope with some of the more brutal realities of the pandemic.

Hazel - Vieve Ott

Eli - Vincenzo Cusato

Mom - Sarah Simmons

Sound Engineering - Kevin Conroy

Sound Design - Kevin Conroy

Direction - Michaela Elise Fox

Casting and Production - Peter Atkinson and Michaela Elise Fox

Corona Kiddos

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The Birds are Feeding Me
The Birds are Feeding Me
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The Birds are Feeding Me

A stony banker wishes to stop his neighbor from feeding pigeons on her balcony. The conversation doesn't go as planned.
Release Date
April 12, 2022

Doug, a stony banker, wishes to stop his neighbor, Kim, from feeding pigeons on her balcony. The conversation doesn't go as planned.

With zany, snappy banter exchanged through the increasingly familiar setting of a Zoom call, Doug might just learn that graces received should be graces shared, even to those as “undesirable” as pigeons.

Doug - Logan Sutherland

Kim - Lydia Hanman

Marion - Jeanne Scurek

Sound Engineering - Kevin Conroy

Sound Design - Kevin Conroy

Direction - Michaela Elise Fox

Casting and Production - Michaela Elise Fox

The Birds are Feeding Me

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Knock, Knock
Knock, Knock
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Knock, Knock

Damien knocks on a stranger's door with some difficult news. The woman who answers is far from what he was expecting.
Release Date
May 10, 2022

Damien, a nurse at Beachside Nursing Home in Virginia, is knocking on stranger's door with some difficult news. The woman who opens the door is far from what he was expecting.

Damien Pond - Seth Humerick

Suzanne Bedford - Sarah Simmons

Sound Design - Kevin Conroy

Direction - Michaela Elise Fox

Casting and Production - Michaela Elise Fox

Knock, Knock

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Simple Warning
Simple Warning
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Simple Warning

Taylor wakes up from a deep sleep to find himself locked in a boarded up farmhouse amid an apocalyptic crisis.
Release Date
June 14, 2022

When Taylor wakes up from a deep sleep, he is surprised to find himself in a boarded up farmhouse. Confused and dazed, Taylor fights to convince Norman and his daughter, Sarah, to let him leave, but to no avail.

Norman - Cecil Archbold Jr.

Sarah - Bianca Shaw

Taylor - Bobby Duncalf

Sound Design - Kevin Conroy

Direction - Peter Atkinson

Casting and Production - Peter Atkinson and Michaela Elise Fox

Simple Warning

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Discover twelve tales of quarantine, from touching family moments to futuristic adventures. Experience the beauty of friendship. Witness the love of marriage. Learn from the trials of family.

Discover the beauty of human connection in plays like Above and Beyond and Corona Kiddos. Laugh at familiar family arguments in I Do Like the Rain and The Birds are Feeding Me. The Quarantine Plays will captivate your heart and provide the escape from quarantine we’ve all been craving.

Enjoy original, moving, and riveting entertainment. New episodes dropping monthly.