Wednesday, February 15, 2012

We've Moved!

Hello Library Aids! In case you've wondered why this site has been gathering more cobwebs than the Poetry Section in the Aliquippa National Library, the answer is simple: we've moved.

After our successful performance of "The Beginning" at the Cabaret at Theater Square, resulting in the largest live audience we've ever had, we decided to start fresh. We have a new website and a new podcast feed, available in iTunes and via RSS.

The podcast has been rebooted, featuring a less-redundant chronology (we're not longer podcasting both live and studio versions of episodes, just one or the other), Feedburner support, and all-around better writing. Best of all, the website features expanded content for fans, including a season/episode guide, poster gallery, and character biographies.

So as we continue to write, perform, and podcast our librarian's new adventures, we ask you to update your subscriptions and check out our new page! We'll see you... in the future.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A Pittsburgh Success

An adventurous Beaver County librarian had a grand debut in the City of Pittsburgh. With a theater packed full of listeners, James, Mike, and Michael performed the brand new four-part installment of Dodge Intrepid and the Pages of Time: The Men of Tomorrow. It was an absolute success, and the gang can't wait to return to Steel City Improv Theater for future shows! The show was not only Short Listed by the Pittsburgh City Paper, but also featured in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Hot List.

In case you missed this epic performance, you will soon be able to download the episodes via podcast. We are in the middle of moving/re-launching our podcast feed, so there may be a bit of a delay. But if you subscribe to our blog's RSS, or just check back here with extreme frequency, you will find the recordings soon enough!

Thanks again to everyone who attended this awesome evening. We hope you enjoyed the show!

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Dodge: Short Listed!

The Men of Tomorrow is just a day away and anticipating is running high! The latest piece of press comes from Pittsburgh's City Paper, which listed the show in their Short List section: "...if cultural references are any clue, tonight's premiere of "The Men of Tomorrow" should be fun: Dodge and his sidekick race to prevent an Italian Futurist and Elektro (the famed Westinghouse robot) from destroying the Pittsburgh library system."

You can read the entire listing, and check out the photo, here.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Two Days until the MEN OF TOMORROW

Friday, May 6th at 8PM
Steel City Improv Theater
808 Tripoli St, Northside, Pittsburgh
$5 at the door; all ages

Friday, April 29, 2011

Time Traveling Librarians Invade Pittsburgh in New Radio Play

A time traveling librarian and his wide-eyed intern are racing against the clock to stop an Italian Futurist and Elektro, the Westinghouse robot, from destroying the Pittsburgh library system. That’s the pulpy tale that will be unfolding in Northside’s newest theatre space, Steel City Improv Theater, on Friday, May 6 at 8:00pm. A trio of Pittsburgh and Cleveland-based actors will take the stage to perform the latest installment of the locally-produced original serial Dodge Intrepid and the Pages of Time.

Harking back to the old-time adventures of the The Shadow or Green Hornet, Dodge Intrepid is a Western PA-centric radio play complete with sound effects, cliffhangers, vintage commercials, and plenty of colorful voices. Written by James Catullo and Michael Rubino, the show has been regaling Beaver County audiences with the adventures of Dodge Intrepid, the show’s librarian hero, and Pluck Gumption, his sidekick, since 2005.

This is the first installment of Intrepid that Rubino and Catullo have written with a Pittsburgh backdrop, to be performed specifically in front of a Steel City audience. “The Men of Tomorrow” features all new, original material that runs the gamut of time, space, and radio play dramatic devices. In a four-part tale that spans hundreds of years and includes more than a few references to Pittsburgh history, including the infamous smoking robot Elektro, Intrepid will delight an audience of all ages in this one-night only performance. The show has adventure, excitement, comedy, and the creative team’s unique spin on a lost art form that has been increasingly ‘found’ when considering such sold-out performances of Bricoloage’s Midnight Radio—indicating a growing interest in radio plays.

Dodge Intrepid and the Pages of Time began as a coffee shop side project for Rubino and Catullo, both members of the Cellar Dwellers improv comedy troupe based in Rochester, PA. Following the first edition of Intrepid, third cast member, Pittsburgh actor and arts teacher Michael Hinzman, was added, and together, the three have performed over 50 episodes of the serial. The debut of Intrepid at the recently opened Steel City Improv Theater will introduce their witty brand of library heroics to a new audience, and begin a new chapter for both the time traveling librarian and the creative team behind his adventures.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Men of Tomorrow - May 6th!

Friday, May 6th at 8:00pm at the Steel City Improv Theater on Pittsburgh's North Side!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Men of Tomorrow! 5/6

A name has been chosen and writing has begun for the next adventure of Dodge Intrepid and the Pages of Time!

The Men of Tomorrow is a brand new, four-part tale that's not only going to feature the return of one of Dodge's greatest enemies, but also open up the show to an entirely new audience. For the first time ever, a new Dodge show is being performed live outside of Beaver County! James, Mike, and Michael will be taking the stage at the newly established Steel City Improv Theater in the City of Pittsburgh's Northside. The show will feature the same setup as before, but on a larger stage!

More details will be posted soon, but in the meantime mark your calendars for Friday, May 6th at 8pm! Admission is just $5, and is open to all ages. Don't miss Dodge's big city debut!

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Adventure Comes to Pittsburgh

We've begun preliminary writing for the latest four-part adventure of "Dodge Intrepid and the Pages of Time." This time, however, the show will be performed in a new venue: the Steel City Improv Theater in Pittsburgh!

Friday, May 6th at 8:00pm, James, Mike and Michael will take the stage at Steel City Improv and present their old timey radio exploits to a brand new audience. This is the first time a brand new show has been performed outside of Beaver County, and we couldn't be more excited about it!

More details will be revealed over the next few weeks!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The 2010 Christmas Special

The Dodge Intrepid and the Pages of Time 2010 Christmas Special was, perhaps, our most successful holiday performance yet! With a cafe packed full of fans, friends, and family, we presented a hilarious new adventure featuring Beaver County's favorite librarian.

In this year's episode, the City of Aliquippa finds itself shrouded in fear as a rash of kidnappings have left the town helpless. With the entire police force on vacation (thanks to a decree from Dodge's grandfather, Mayor Edsel Intrepid), it's up to Dodge and Pluck to find out who's behind the disappearances. What they discover will shake you to your very jolly core!

Performing alongside Mike, James and Michael was the infinitely talented duo of Marissa DeSantis and Jason Panella. Marissa sang some original songs (featured in the recording!), including last year's Christmas hit about the Krampus.

This year's podcast is a recording of the live Beaver Falls Coffee and Tea performance on Friday, December 10th. Unfortunately, our thank you message at the end of the show was lopped off by Garageband, so Mike had to record it separately. We hope you enjoy this very special episode!


[Unfortunately, we're currently have an issue with our podcast feed so for now you can only get the episode here... fingers crossed for a Christmas miracle!]

Friday, December 03, 2010

Christmas Chaos in Aliquippa: the 2010 XMas Special

We here at Dodge Intrepid and the Pages of Time have never been ones to hang stockings with care. We hang them with nails. Sometimes with knives. Occasionally with just splinters of wood and glass left over from an epic brawl or catastrophic holiday disaster. Either way, we hang our stockings on the mantle of the Aliquippa National Library, above a roaring fireplace fueled by intrigue and high-adventure. This year's Christmas Special is burning with white hot mystery!

A wave of kidnappings is leaving the city of Aliquippa decimated. With the entire police force on Christmas vacation, the next in line to solve the case is our heroic librarian, Dodge Intrepid, and his intern, Pluck Gumption. Can they save the city and Christmas?

You'll have to find out on Friday, December 10th.

The Dodge Intrepid radio show is (finally) returning to that lovely cafe atop College Hill: Beaver Falls Coffee & Tea Company. It'll be an evening of laughs and thrills, as well as some beautiful music from Cleveland's own Marissa DeSantis, accompanied by Jason Panella.

You can see all of this (for free) on Friday, December 10th at 7:30pm. And if you can't make it, don't worry: we'll be podcasting the live recording of the show the following week! Of course, the podcast will be missing the warmth, atmosphere, and espresso... you'll just have to imagine that.