The year is 1913 and a mysterious stranger has arrived in the bustling canal village of Fairport, New York. Some call him a charlatan. Some say a genius. But the one thing everyone agrees on is that everything changed when Hans Zauber came to town…

An alternate-history story by Steven Donner.

First appearing in the Rochester Speculative Literature Association anthology Rochester Rewritten, this story was recorded live at the Rochester Fringe Festival at the Multi-use Community Cultural Center on September 17, 2015.

– Meredith Powell Carroll as Narrator + Bartender
R. Emmett Michie as George
Don Beechner as Walt
Ted Wenskus as John

Directed by Ted Wenskus.
Live recording and post-production by Kurt Schweitzer.
Mixing by Ted Wenskus.
Disturbing Frequencies logo artwork by Alan Vincent Michaels.
Hosted by Dean Amsler.

This is an original production by Disturbing Frequencies and the Rochester Speculative Literature Association. It is brought to you under a creative commons, attribution, non-commercial, no derivatives license. All other rights are reserved by the author.


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