The White Tree

“There's only one white tree brings a white man out here in the middle of the night.”

In Dark Adventure Radio Theatre's first wholly-original episode, Inspector Legrasse (one of the heroes from Lovecraft's tale "The Call of Cthulhu") stumbles onto a case which may be connected to the Cthulhu cult he and his men broke up nearly twenty years before. Once again he leads an investigation which takes him into the foreboding bayous of Louisiana. Will he again be pitted against deranged cultists and the abominations they worship, or has he found something even more evil and insidious?

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Props

To enhance your listening pleasure and take you deeper into the story, the CD version of the episode will come with these fun prop documents:

  • An article from the New Orleans Daily Picayune about the original swamp raid on the Cthulhu cult
  • An arrest report from the New Orleans police department
  • A page torn from an unholy book of secret rituals
  • A powerful relic of New Orleans voodoo
  • Track Listing

    1. Opening 2:50
    2. Cold Case 4:19
    3. Vermilion 14:08
    4. Gregory 9:27
    5. Black Heart 8:02
    6. Klavern 10:46
    7. Leroy 9:10
    8. White Tree 12:21
    9. Closing 1:18
    Total Runtime 72:21

    Cast and Crew

    Leslie Baldwin...Flo
    Sean Branney...John Raymond Legrasse
    Kacey Camp...Sheryl Huberdeau/The Exalted Cyclops
    Myles Cranford...Leroy
    Hollie Hunt...Sarafine Glapion
    Andrew Leman...Lt. Surplus
    Jacob Andrew Lyle...Calude, Sgt. Henderson
    Barry Lynch...Sgt. Blair, the Klorogo
    Grinnell Morris...Sheriff Morpain/The Kladd
    Dutch NeoSmith...Colonel Hebért
    David Pavao...Jabaley, The Klokard
    Kem Saunders...Emerson Hardy
    Kevin Stidham...Antoine LaVache, The Klexter, Lt. Jackson
    Josh Thoemke...Announcer
    Time Winters...Creighton Cobb, Dugas

    Inspired by "The Call of Cthulhu" by H. P. Lovecraft
    Original Story and Audio Play by Sean Branney
    Original Music by Troy Sterling Nies
    Vocals Recorded at The Jungle Room, Glendale, California
    Audio Engineering by Julian Beeston
    Cover and Disc Illustrations by Darrell Tutchton
    Prop Inserts by Andrew Leman and Sean Branney
    Thanks to Kevin McTurk & Mt. Pleasant Herps
    French Consultation by Sophie Klessen

    Produced by Sean Branney and Andrew Leman

    Script, Liner Notes & More

    For your enjoyment, we present free PDF downloads of the final recording script and liner notes of The White Tree. 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.

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    Episode 13
    A Solstice Carol
    The Thing on the Doorstep
    Episode 15
    The Thing on the Doorstep
    The Brotherhood of the Beast
    Episode 16
    The Brotherhood of the Beast
    Liner Notes
    Liner Notes
    The White Tree