Afterlife Modern Radio Drama
About This Show
Show Info: You create your own reality. Step out of time and into this metaphysical journey through futuristic Los Angeles through the eyes of a dead man walking, and a newly minted celebrity floating through Hollywood life on borrowed time. Have you ever wondered what happens when you die? So has Jimmy, and today he’s going to find out. After being asleep for more than twenty years, Jimmy Jennings, has awoken from a coma, dead, in Los Angeles. He’d been ready to go for a while, but now that he’s gone… Where does he go? In a neighborhood across town, Karen, a young woman who has (finally, after years of doggedly pursuing her dreams) become a celebrity, struggles to shake off the last of her old habits of self-sabotage and vice. Pulled back into the fray by a surprise visit from Richard, a toxic but influential acquaintance who just won’t let go (especially now that Karen is famous), Karen accepts a bribe despite a niggle in the back of her mind that Richard isn’t to be trusted. Old friends, past missteps and memories coalesce into an afterlife experience that leaves Karen and Jimmy wondering just how much of life as we know it is really real, and whether the truth about that is even important. Come and spend a day in the life ... Afterlife. Afterlife Modern Radio Drama is written, produced and performed by Maxximillian Dafoe. Based on the book AFTERLIFE, the second book in the Bedtime Stories for the Intellectually Adventurous series, currently available in the Amazon bookstore, coming soon to Audible, and iBooks in both electronic and audiobook format. While not overly explicit in nature, the story of AFTERLIFE employs dark humor and frank language. It is intended for a mature audience. Cast of Characters (partial) Jimmy Jennings. Our protagonist, recently dead. Unsure how to crossover into the Afterlife and surprised to discover that an afterlife exists. Life after death is something he’d never even considered during his lifetime. Living on Sweetzer Avenue in Los Angeles, California near the Beverly Center. Jesse. Jimmy’s brother, Rory and Janine’s eldest son, the proverbial wayward one. Older than Jimmy by more than ten years, Jesse and Jimmy have never had a close relationship. Selfish and self-destructive--ostensibly unintentionally, but really who can say? The two look so very much the same: a wise man arguing with a fool in the distance. Shauna. Jesse’s young wife. Another ‘nice Jewish girl’ from Beverly Hills. Newly twenty.