The human race sure got lucky the day Mektalos Superior arrived. Not only did the giant alien robot fail in his mission to annihilate and conquer us, but his collapsed remains now house one of the most popular tourist attractions on the planet. See real scientists researching his innards! Visit the solemn memorial to the small town his 700-foot-tall body crushed! Get a penny stamped at the penny-stamp-y thing in the gift shop! Or, if you’re like husband-and-wife thieves Robbie and Maria Isaac – slip away from your tour group and try to pull off the heist of the millennium! It’s a tricky job; but they’ve got someone on the inside ready to help. Join Alyssa Elder, Donathan Walters, Patrick Peterson, Ashley Nelson, Victoria Martinez, Deva Marie Gregory, Nicholas Thurkettle, Barney Crow, and one very special (and very tall) guest star on a treasure hunt literally inside a robot world – The Mektalos Caper.
If you've got an injury the medical textbooks can't explain, the person you need is the one who studies all the forbidden textbooks - the famous Professor Cushing Von Heffernan! As brilliant as he is unnecessarily jerky, he lives for the challenge of new and novel wounds and illnesses from the realm of the supernatural. With his partner and closest friend, the 230-year-old Maranda Grosz, and their eager teenage sidekick Rickey, The Professor takes on the puzzling case of a Miss Lonelyhearts with an unusual mark on her arm, and a seductive vampire who swears he never bites without consent. Matthew Henerson, Tosca Minotto, Morgan Lauff, Victoria Martinez, MacLeod Andrews, and Nicholas Thurkettle invite you into the drawing room for a demonstration of the Professor's unsurpassed genius and completely awful manners, in Cushing Von Heffernan: Bite Investigator!
Raff and Knaack have a job. They clock in, gripe about their bosses, work their shift, then knock off for a beer. Pretty lucky for them in an economy of haves and have-nots. Their job takes them all sorts of places – today it’s got them wandering around in the woods, looking for something. But thanks to some equipment the bosses haven’t kept functioning properly, what they’re going to find is far more profound and strange than you expect when you’re paid by the hour. Listen in as Barney Crow, Lise Hart, Marisa Costa, and the one and only MacLeod Andrews discover that the arc of a life can be all in a day’s work, in Nicholas Thurkettle’s Monday for the Sweepers.
The Colemans are your average suburban family - two kids, money's a bit tight but they got a good bargain on a house in a lovely little neighborhood. Their older daughter, Cece, is going through one of those teenage phases - wearing dark clothes, writing poems. She thinks all the boys at school are too immature, too shallow, until she meets...well, we won't say he's deep, since he was only under a few inches of dirt. Ashley J. Woods, Jill Cary Martin, Paul Jasser, Deva Gregory, Paige Hiskey, and Nicholas Thurkettle invite you to enjoy a truly Earbud love story - Boney McGee.
Alex and Darwin aren’t having much fun. Even though they are surrounded by cotton candy, flashing lights, and carnival thrills, they are grappling with the monster they were never warned about as children – DEPRESSING INERTIA. This young couple has come here to ride some rollercoasters, maybe shake up their routine; little do they know that the rickety old spook house they’re standing in line for has something more than pop-up creatures waiting inside for people just like them…So turn over your tickets, lower the safety bar, and dare to enter the Scary Ride.
THE 2038 STATE OF THE UNION by Nicholas Thurkettle
America has endured! And will continue to endure! Well, there was the Great Sundering, but we got over that. We’ve also had economic disagreements. And Centurian invasions. But the President is optimistic, and he’s here to tell you that freedom is still the best, and all those rumors about him are absolutely false. You know the rumors we mean. Wink wink…nudge nudge…robot robot…golden-voiced Earbud newcomer Gene Godwin takes the Oath of Future Office, lays out his agenda, and winds all our stems in The 2038 State of the Union.
Nicholas Thurkettle, Co-Author of Historical Fiction Novel "Seeing by Moonlight"
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1941 - On the eve of America’s entry into World War II, Nazi Germany is developing a new weapon of unprecedented power, one that will give them ultimate victory over all the nations of the world. But the war turns against them before it is completed, and a conspiracy forms to preserve the weapon and carry on the research.1999 - At the dawn of a new century, Alex Pyke, a self-styled bachelor entrepreneur, wants only the American Dream of a bigger house and a fatter bank account. But a business opportunity lures him back to Germany, the country he left as an orphan of five during the height of the Cold War. Upon his arrival, he is swept up in a deadly adventure involving an aging industrialist and his brilliant, beautiful niece. Even as Alex unravels the mysteries of his own family’s history, he makes a discovery that will change the direction of his life, and maybe the whole world beyond.Seeing by Moonlight is a thriller that combines uncovered history of the German rocketry program with a science fiction twist to create a sweeping tale of secrets and love that spans generations past, present, and future.Nicholas Thurkettle has worn many hats in the creative world – screenwriter, playwright, novelist, journalist, editor, ghostwriter, stage producer/director, actor, feature film story executive and consultant, teacher, production crew member. He works independently in Los Angeles with the continuing goal of bringing good work to audiences anywhere he can find them.Nicholas is the co-author (with M.F. Thomas) of the acclaimed thriller novel Seeing by Moonlight, and the author of the short story collection Stages of Sleep. He earned his degree in Theatre Performance and Music at Bradley University, and is a proud member of the Writers Guild of America and the Orange County Playwrights Alliance.
Christopher Addis walked away from the accident that took the life of his brother Paul; but he wasn’t unscathed. Plagued by panic attacks that neither a supportive girlfriend nor a probing therapist can relieve, Chris will go anywhere for answers, do anything to be free of them. This makes him a prime customer for a strange little shop he finds down a darkened street, one that promises to take all his fears away...MacLeod Andrews, Jill Cary Martin, Christine Weatherup, Nicholas Thurkettle, and Jackson Tobiska urge you to hold onto your souls and listen to The Sounds Below.
ESCAPE! (THE END OF HUMANITY SONG) by Nicholas Thurkettle
Garland and Perla are brother and sister, two very different people with only one overlapping skill set - they both have blackbelts in sibling rivalry. The wedge that kept them apart for years can be traced back to one individual - their father. How appropriate, then, that the two are mysteriously reunited when they're summoned to a lawyer's office to hear their father's final request - and it's a doozy. Starring Jim Van Over, Tosca Minotto and Matthew Henerson, with Austin Rogers and Jill Cary Martin - please enjoy Earbud Theater's presentation of Escape! (The End of Humanity Song).