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Fine-Tuned Universe

Fine-Tuned Universe

By A. Lehrmitt
A Science-Fiction Radio Play in 6 Chapters

Produced for Flat Earth Theatre

Stationed on the far side of the moon, a team of SETI scientists works to repair a malfunctioning radio telescope seeking signs of life beyond the solar system. Closer to home, life may be in danger when Earth suddenly goes silent, and the crew of Arroway Station begins to question if they can trust the dubious information fed to them from the opposite side of the moon. Don’t believe everything you hear; in this new radio play you must learn to find the signal amongst the static.
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Fine-Tuned Universe – Chapter 6
Performed live May 30, 2020 for Flat Earth Theatre Now alone and stranded at Arroway Station, Rhys, Weathers, and Pfeiffer have only one survival tool left in their belts: the radio and these strange transmissions coming from the satellite. In the thrilling series finale, the answer finally emerges from the static. Directed by Jake Scaltreto Featuring: Juliet Bowler as Chief Rhys Kristen Heider as Doctor Weathers James Hayward as Doctor Barthelme Chris Chiampa as Lieutenant Pfeiffer Melissa de Jesus as Commander Andreas Liz Salazar as Chief Spindler Sound design by James Rossi Technical direction from Leigh Downes
26:36
January 3, 2021
Fine-Tuned Universe – Chapter 5
Performed live May 23, 2020 for Flat Earth Theatre Chief Rhys is in critical condition, so the remaining crew prepares to embark on a last-ditch effort to drive the rover across the moon to Moira Base, but Doctor Barthelme has another treacherous plan in mind. Directed by Jake Scaltreto Featuring: Juliet Bowler as Chief Rhys Kristen Heider as Doctor Weathers James Hayward as Doctor Barthelme Chris Chiampa as Lieutenant Pfeiffer Melissa de Jesus as Commander Andreas Liz Salazar as Chief Spindler Sound design by James Rossi Technical direction from Leigh Downes
20:28
January 3, 2021
Fine-Tuned Universe – Chapter 4
Performed live May 16, 2020 for Flat Earth Theatre Arroway Station is now missing its Commander, without its jumpship, receiving strange voices on its radio, and amidst a full-blown crisis. Tension finally boils over among the crew when a familiar voice on the radio changes everything. Directed by Jake Scaltreto Featuring: Juliet Bowler as Chief Rhys Kristen Heider as Doctor Weathers James Hayward as Doctor Barthelme Chris Chiampa as Lieutenant Pfeiffer Melissa de Jesus as Commander Andreas Liz Salazar as Chief Spindler Sound design by James Rossi Technical direction from Leigh Downes
25:49
January 3, 2021
Fine-Tuned Universe – Chapter 3
Performed live May 9, 2020 for Flat Earth Theatre With no new contact from Moira Base, seeds of distrust begin to sprout among the crewmembers at Arroway Station. Meanwhile, the plan moves forward to send Commander Andreas to the Chinese satellite to improve communications with anyone who will respond, whoever they may be. Directed by Jake Scaltreto Featuring: Juliet Bowler as Chief Rhys Kristen Heider as Doctor Weathers James Hayward as Doctor Barthelme Chris Chiampa as Lieutenant Pfeiffer Melissa de Jesus as Commander Andreas Liz Salazar as Chief Spindler Sound design by James Rossi Technical direction from Leigh Downes
20:47
January 3, 2021
Fine-Tuned Universe – Chapter 2
Performed live May 2, 2020 for Flat Earth Theatre The status of Earth is still unknown, so the team at Arroway Station is left in the dark and must work to come up with a plan of their own that brings up concerns from some members of the crew. Directed by Jake Scaltreto Featuring: Juliet Bowler as Chief Rhys Kristen Heider as Doctor Weathers James Hayward as Doctor Barthelme Chris Chiampa as Lieutenant Pfeiffer Melissa de Jesus as Commander Andreas Liz Salazar as Chief Spindler Sound design by James Rossi Technical direction from Leigh Downes
23:53
January 3, 2021
Fine-Tuned Universe – Chapter 1
Performed live April 25, 2020 for Flat Earth Theatre Meet the crew of Arroway Station, a SETI team at the radio telescope array on the far side of the moon. Communication with the near side is running late, the connection with the array is strangely broken, and tension is building even before we get ominous news from the team at Moira Base. Directed by Jake Scaltreto Featuring: Juliet Bowler as Chief Rhys Kristen Heider as Doctor Weathers James Hayward as Doctor Barthelme Chris Chiampa as Lieutenant Pfeiffer Melissa de Jesus as Commander Andreas Liz Salazar as Chief Spindler Sound design by James Rossi Technical direction from Leigh Downes
22:27
January 3, 2021