Chronosphere Fiction

Adventures of the Federated Tec : Arson Plus

June 12, 2020

WELCOME TO THE PILOT EPISODE OF A VERY SPECIAL SERIES...

"Adventures of the Federated Tec"! A series of 8 initial episodes of 7 dramatized stories featuring Dashiell Hammett's nameless detective. We call him the Federated Tec, but you probably know him as something else. We've chosen Hammett's first few stories that have moved into the public domain, and have done our best to stay true to the originals -- and why not? The originals are just fine, as far as we're concerned.

So here is episode one, "Arson Plus", Hammett's first published story, from 1923. We hope you enjoy it and will join us for future episodes. 

ADVENTURES OF THE FEDERATED TEC WAS CONCEIVED BY PETE LUTZ AND DEVELOPED BY PETE LUTZ AND MARK SLADE. "Arson Plus" was dramatized, directed and produced by Pete Lutz. Mixing, Sound Design, and post-production was by Daniel French of Fishbonius Sound Design.

Our Cast consisted of the following players:

THE FEDERATED TEC, DEPUTIES McHALE and MACKLIN, the ESTATE AGENT, SERGEANT O'GAR, and the NIGHT CLERK: Pete Lutz

SHERIFF TARR: Paul Arbisi 

DEPUTY McCLUMP: Mark Kalita

MR. COONS: Joe Stofko 

MR. ALLIS, MR. PRINGLE, MR. LUCE and THE HOTEL MANAGER: John Bell 

HENDERSON and the BANK MANAGER: Jeff Moon

MRS. JABINE and the Voice of the TELEGRAM: Geri Elliff 

PHILO: Frank Guglielmelli

EVELYN TROWBRIDGE: Rhiannon McAfee

PHILO'S SON: Rudy Good

MR. JEFFERS and YOUR ANNOUNCER: Monte Bratten

Theme and Incidental music composed and performed by Dr. Ross Bernhardt

Join us again soon for Episode Two – THE GATEWOOD CAPER!