"Ringing Out The Dead"
A Cadaverous Comedy in Three Straight Acts

A Victorian Gentleman and a Cemetery Caretaker find themselves in a philosophical debate that becomes a race against time. Wodehouse meets Poe in this fantastically creepy tale.

In the late 19th Century, a device known as a "Safety Coffin" became a popular purchase among those who could afford it, as a way to stave off the reportedly common occurrence of one being misdiagnosed as deceased. The design consisted of a string that ran from inside the coffin to a bell just above the ground, so should the interred awake to find themselves in such a state, they could alert the living by ringing the bell. Often, the finer cemeteries hired overnight "listeners" to lie in wait for such an occurance, giving rise to the term "graveyard shift". Historically, there is no record of a safety coffin ever fullfiling its purpose, but in this episode, writer Eric Ward imagines otherwise. Please enjoy, "Ringing Out The Dead!"


"Ringing Out The Dead"

Written by Eric Ward
Directed by Aaron Holbritter
Produced by Casey Polomaine and Aaron Holbritter

Featuring:
Ian LaChance as The Narrator
Isaac Newberry as Everard Digby
Aaron Holbritter as The Man

Recording Engineer: Isaac Newberry
Edited by Aaron Holbritter
Photos: Matthew G. Hamm

Recorded at The Hudson Underground, Albany, NY

Music:
"Return of Lazarus" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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"Despair and Triumph" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Theme: "Happy Rock" (www.bensound.com)
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