A story so big it can't be contained on one CD!
It's Lovecraft's novel of necromancy and malevolent ancestors. Charles Dexter Ward gets more than he bargains for when he looks into his family history, and learns the value of the warning "Do not call up that which you cannot put down."

A feature-packed TWO-CD set, the Dark Adventure Radio Theatre adaptation of "The Case of Charles Dexter Ward" fills two episodes with horror and drama, and original music by Reber Clark.

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To enhance your listening pleasure, the HPLHS has packed the jewel case for The Case of Charles Dexter Ward with carefully created props from the story. You'll have

  • A letter from the nefarious Simon Orne to Joseph Curwen discussing their diabolical plans.
  • The fateful page from the Providence Journal, featuring an article about an escaped madman named Charles Dexter Ward.
  • A page from Borellus' occult grimoire which describes the use of essential saltes in the raising of the dead.
  • A photograph of Charles posing with the restored portrait of Joseph Curwen.

Disc 1
1. Opening 2:38
2. A Result and a Prologue 3:27
3. An Antecedent and a Horror 18:26
4. The Raid 14:55
5. A Search and an Evocation 23:35
6. The Return 12:21
7. Closing 1:15
TRT 76:54

Disc 2
1. Opening 3:01
2. A Mutation and a Madness 23:24
3. Insanity 8:28
4. A Nightmare and a Cataclysm 19:04
5. Allen/Charles/Curwen 7:27
6. A Reckoning 14:45
7. Closing 1:09
TRT 77:16

For your convenience in feeding your iPod or other player with the appropriate images, we're pleased to provide the cover art for the show. For a high-resolution version, please click on the image to the right.

Some Dark Adventure Radio Theatre fans have asked if we'd make the scripts available so people can read along. So here, for your enjoyment, is a free PDF download of the final recording script of The Case of Charles Dexter Ward. Note: this script is only for use for reading along with Dark Adventure Radio Theatre; no performance of the script may be made without written consent of the HPLHS.

To get your own CD of The Case of Charles Dexter Ward direct from us, the show's creators, click here. Want to hear it immediately? Click here to buy the MP3 download of the show.

Leslie Baldwin
... Mrs. Ward
Aidan Branney
... Mr. Jackson
Sean Branney
... Wooten, Captain Whipple, Robertson, Thackeray
Mark Colson
... John Brown, Herman Younger
Dan Conroy
... Erskine Blackwell, Ezra Weeden
Mike Dalager
... Eleazar Smith, Fifer, Gomes
Matt Foyer
... Sterling, Fenner, Duty Tillinghast, Talbot, Lunatic
Maeve Kiely
... Eliza Tillinghast
Andrew Graves
... Dr. Lyman, Merritt
Andrew Leman
... Mr. Ward, Stephen Hopkins, Peabody, Alienist
Barry Lynch
... Dr. Marinus Bicknell Willett
Erin Noble
... Mrs. Fenner, Mrs. Jackson
David Pavao
Rev. Manning, Snyder
Kevin Stidham
... Charles Dexter Ward/Dr. Allen/Joseph Curwen
Josh Thoemke
... Announcer
Time Winters
... Dr. Waite, Jabez Bowen
Dee Calhoun, David G. Cercone II, Reber Clark, Jonathan Crimmins, Martin Holt, & Catrin Jones
... Old Providence raiders/crypt creatures

Based on the story by H. P. Lovecraft
Radio adaptation by Sean Branney and Andrew Leman
Original music by Reber Clark
Dark Adventure Theme by Troy Sterling Nies
Audio engineering by Chris Horvath
Cover and disc illustrations by Darrell Tutchton
Bonus props by Andrew Leman and Sean Branney
Produced by Sean Branney and Andrew Leman

Click the image below for a PDF of the liner notes!

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