Posts in Category: Season Four

The Actuaries

Desperately in search of solutions to the growing power crisis, Vice President Davenport ascends the tower to the vaulted halls of…The Actuaries.  Treading where no sane Policy should tred, he risks everything for the good of the Company.  Think on his sacrifices, Loyal Policies, and consider: what have I given up for my Company today?

  • Vice President Davenport—Ben Aldred
  • Vice President Carter—Clayton Faits
  • The TWO— Richard Fish
  • The THREE— Abby Doud, Clayton Faits, Wyatt Kent
  • The ONE Chorus—Tara Schile, Ryan Schile, David Rheinstrom, Jim McDoniel, Clayton Faits, Jeffrey Gardner, Marsha Harman

Written by Jim McDoniel. Narration written and performed by Ansel Burch. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Illustration by Jimmy Hasse. Produced by David Rheinstrom. Created by Clayton Faits.

A Feast of Prehistory

As the Stormhawk’s survivors explore the underground caverns that are the ruins of Old Hartford, new questions arise: will the wolves find them in this deep cave?   Can Humanity survive without the Company?  Just what is “Campbell’s,” and could it possibly be as tasty as good old HartLife Algae? 

  • Neal Henderson—Sebastian H. Orr
  • Alison—Nina O’Keefe
  • Jack— Mark Soloff
  • Greyson— David Rheinstrom
  • Clear Skies Tim—Tyler Samples
  • Dora— Lise “Kat” Evans
  • Emerson— Dean Yeager Schile

Written by David Rheinstrom. Narration written and performed by Ansel Burch. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Illustration by Dann Tincher. Produced by David Rheinstrom. Created by Clayton Faits.

Of Moles and Men

The Stormhawk’s survivors are dropping quickly–will Neal Henderson’s dubious-at-best leadership skills be enough to get them home?  Who will save them, if the mighty Sharp-Chuter cannot? And just what lies beneath the ice as they continue their journey…Outside.

  • Neal Henderson—Sebastian H. Orr
  • Alison—Nina O’Keefe
  • Jack— Mark Soloff
  • Greyson— David Rheinstrom
  • Clear Skies Tim—Tyler Samples
  • Loamy— Lise “Kat” Evans
  • Tagalong Crowbait— Orson Ossman

Written by Stephanie Spence. Narration written and performed by Ansel Burch. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Illustration by Robin Billadeau. Produced by David Rheinstrom. Created by Clayton Faits.

Power Management

As energy dwindles and tempers rise back at HartLife, will Vice President Davenport have the “Managerial Excellence” to prevent the collapse of order?

  • Vice President Davenport— Ben Aldred
  • Terence Mallard, Commissioner of Public Safety— Jeffrey Gardner
  • Eunice Wilson, Director of Transit — Lise “Kat” Evans
  • The Switcher— Jared Latore
  • Oblivious Policies— Ryan Schile and Tara Schile
  • The Voice of HartLife— Jeffrey Gardner

Written by Mark Soloff. Narration written and performed by Ansel Burch. Directed by Clayton Faits and Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Illustration by Tyne Lowe. Produced by David Rheinstrom. Created by Clayton Faits.

Red Dreams on White Hills

With Andrew Snidge failing fast in the inhospitable wastes, is there any hope for our plucky heroes?  What hope is there, with Elizabeth Rourke de-bodied and temperatures falling fast?

  • Elizabeth Rourke— Tara Schile
  • Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin
  • Dr. Herbert West— Ryan Schile
  • Simon— Mark Soloff

Written by David Rheinstrom. Narration written and performed by Ansel Burch. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Illustration by Cyrus Crashtest. Produced by David Rheinstrom. Created by Clayton Faits.

Brothers in Strife

In which Andrew Snidge grows a backbone just at the wrong time, Mrs. Rourke takes a nap, and we uncover the mysterious supply thief. 

  • Elizabeth Rourke— Tara Schile
  • Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin
  • Nathan Rourke— Clayton Faits

Written by Mark Soloff. Narration written and performed by Ansel Burch. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Illustration by Dann Tincher. Produced by David Rheinstrom. Created by Clayton Faits.

In Short Supply

Tensions run high as the survivors of the crashed lightning rig Stormhawk discover their much-needed supplies are going missing.  Who is the thief?  How will they survive with depleted survival gear?  Will Loamy ever wake up?

  • Neal Henderson—Sebastian H. Orr
  • Alison—Nina O’Keefe
  • Jack— Mark Soloff
  • Greyson— David Rheinstrom
  • Clear Skies Tim—Tyler Samples
  • Loamy— Lise “Kat” Evans
  • Elizabeth Rourke— Tara Schile
  • Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin

Written by Jim McDoniel. Narration written and performed by Ansel Burch. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Illustration by Robin Billadeau. Produced by David Rheinstrom. Created by Clayton Faits.

The Long Road Home

Life on the unforgiving tundras of New England is hard, frigid, and for Benny Lemieux, disappointingly non-conjugal.  Join him, Cumulus Jane and the other survivors of the crashed Stormhawk as they fight for survival and wonder at the daring of Neal Henderson and his party as they travel back…to HartLife.

  • Benny Lemieux—Kamron Palmer
  • Cumulus Jane—Lise “Kat” Evans
  • Neal Henderson—Sebastian H. Orr
  • Alison—Nina O’Keefe
  • Jack— Mark Soloff
  • Greyson— David Rheinstrom
  • Clear Skies Tim—Tyler Samples
  • Loamy— Lise “Kat” Evans

Written by Clayton Faits. Narration written and performed by Ansel Burch. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Illustration by Dan Streeting. Produced by David Rheinstrom.  Created by Clayton Faits.

Davenport Rises

We return to the safe, confining tunnels of HartLife, where Vice President Davenport of the Human Resources department is about to have the worst day of his fairly misanthropic life.

  • Vice President Davenport —Ben Aldred
  • Jenny— Marsha Harman
  • Josh— David Rheinstrom
  • The Voice of HartLife— Jeffrey Gardner

Written by Clayton Faits. Narration written and performed by Ansel Burch. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Illustration by Jess Cwik. Produced by David Rheinstrom.  Created by Clayton Faits.