Jul 31, 2009

Posted in Captain Underhill Series

The Queen is in the Counting House

Copyright 2000
71 minutes
A Captain Waverly Underhill mystery

The Boston Red Sox haven’t won the World Series since 1918. Zachary Develin, an up-and-coming catcher and hitter, may change all that…but first he’s got to survive his first game in Fenway Park. Someone is sending notes to the Sox’s general manager, proclaiming in broken verse that if Develin plays in the annual Cape League exhibition game, he will be killed. Luckily for Zack, Captain Underhill is a big baseball fan, and he’ll go to any lengths to protect the kid…including suiting up for the game himself.

Counting House is an intriguing ‘baseball murder mystery’ wherein Captain Underhill not only saves a young ball player’s life, but ‘reverses the Curse’ by removing ‘The Curse of the Bambino’ from the Red Sox. This program was produced with the full cooperation of the Boston Red Sox, and features the real Fenway Park, the real Fenway organ, and such notables as former and current Red Sox radio announcers, Ken Coleman, and Joe Castiglione.

The late Ken Coleman was a broadcast announcer whose career spaned many decades and included broadcasting Ohio State football games, the Clevelan Indians, the Cleveland Browns, the Boston Red Sox, and many more. He was the author of many sports books and on radio was well known for a variety spot called “Ken’s Corner”. He was a gentleman and a person greatly to be missed.

CHARACTERS CAST
Announcer Ken Coleman
Captain Waverly Underhill David Ellsworth
Doctor Alexander Scofield Wally O’Hara
Midge Nopsy Bernadette McPherson
Stu Stanquette Stephen Russell
Joe Castiglione Joe Castiglione
Ken Coleman Ken Coleman
Zachary Develin Gino Montero
Umpire Hurley Hummonds Ed Cochran
M. de la Rainey Art Devine
Ice Cream Vendor Rory Magnus
Jenny Wingate Maura Hanlon
Johnny Wingate Peter Russell
Vendor #9 Paula Hersey
Meanie Thumbacher Don Bliss
Arnold the Locker Room Manager Thom Dutton
Additional Voices Mark Birmingham, Lisa Birmingham, Ted Williams

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