The Erstwhilists were a troupe of actors, musicians and foley artists with an interest in working with mediums of the past. Their first show was a live staging of the old 1945 radio drama: Donovan’s Brain
Their second undertaking: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari was a live stage show presented with a showing of the 1919 silent film classic as the backdrop. Their third endeavor found them once again back in radio days for a staged recreation of the 1943 suspenseful classic: Sorry, Wrong Number. For their fourth production they presented a romantic comedy – a radio adaption of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1920 short story: The Camel’s Back.
The Erstwhilists have included the following actors:
Jeffry Nordin, Christine Nordin, J Roth, David Geister, Paul Cameron, John Knauss, David Otto Simanek, Alex Weston, Elizabeth Karre, Addie Phelps, Will Holmes, Ann Nordin, Jesse Griffin, & Jeffrey Willis.
Various issues of The Musicker’s Gazette contain articles written
about them and their shows.
Listen to Donovan’s Brain
Listen to The Camel’s Back
Listen to The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari