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Welcome to Arcadia!

Where families matter


Today is Friday.

An average Friday, just like any other.

A normal day, in an uneventful month, in a typical year.

A day that one would expect to pass just as normally, and uneventfully, and typically as all the other Fridays before it, especially in a small town in the Pacific Coast Ranges.

Except this is a Friday in Arcadia, California.

And in this small town, nothing is what it seems to be.


A bi-weekly California Gothic audiodrama.


Arcadia, CA is a production of Law of Names Games

Explore the Town

-Theodora Van Houten Memorial Library-
About Arcadia

-Ceder J. Falconer High School-
About the characters

-The Arcadia Playhouse-
About the cast & crew

-Arcadia Historical Preservation Society-
Collected ephemera




Theodora
Van Houten
Memorial Library

About Arcadia



The Town

Arcadia, California is a small, close-knit community in Northern California, about an hour north-east of Redding. Founded in 1827 by Mordecai Falconer and his wife Sabine, it was an established settlement over two decades before California became a state.

Armed with a willingness to work, and a devotion to family, Mordecai and Sabine invited friends and acquaintances who shared their values, and together built a city that stood as a sanctuary in a largely unsettled wilderness.

These additional families--MacCleary, DiCaprio, Sheridan, Baldwin, and Burns--joined the Falconers as the six Founding Families of Arcadia. Families whose hard work and steadfast beliefs continue to be reflected in the city’s prosperity and culture.

Thanks to the Founders’ work and forethought, modern-day Arcadia remains as the Falconer’s wished--a protected haven for its people.

(This Arcadia is, of course, a fictional place)

The Show

Arcadia, CA is a fully-scripted audio drama set entirely in a small town whose wholesome surface hides unexpectedly unsettling things.

It is told through the audio tapes of Niko MacCleary, a teenage newcomer to the town, who also happens to be the youngest descendant of the Falconer line. Relocated to Arcadia along with his family after the death of one of his mothers’ father, he tries to find some value in the place by using it as inspiration for his first full-length horror film, which he has promised himself he will finish by his senior year.

It is written and directed by Lee Seguinte, drawn from his fascination with the otherworldliness that is often hidden in the most mundane things. The cast members come from multiple countries and time zones, but have somehow managed to arrange their schedules to record together.



Ceder J. Falconer High School

The Characters



In alphabetical order

Alyssa Burns

Teenage daughter of a Founding Families

A junior at Ceder J. Falconer High School, and a member of the Burns family.

Amelia DiCaprio

Owner of the Arcadia Playhouse

An slight, elderly woman, Amelia has a romantic and tragic history. Always rebellious, she ran way from home when she was only 17, setting her sights on Hollywood, and her dream of becoming a star of stage and screen. She returned home several years later without having found fame, but with an infant son, and without his father. She settled back into life in Arcadia, ignoring the whispered rumors that sprang up around her. She never seemed to lack for financial resources, and though she never spoke about the baby's father, most of the town believed he was a wealthy, and married, man who saw her provided for.

When Cyrus was old enough to attend school, Amelia purchased the failing Arcadia Playhouse, renovated it, and transformed it to the beautiful building it is today. She continues to have an active hand in the running of the playhouse, though her son now manages and directs the theater company.

Antony Hunter

Principal, Ceder J. Falconer High School

A native to Arcadia, Mr. Hunter is committed to his life as an Educator, and guiding the minds of the young citizens of Arcadia in the direction they should go. He has a reputation for being very particular about how things are done, and for having no sense of humor at all. He and his sister Mona have continued to live in their childhood home after the death of their parents.

Arthur Jynx

Owner, Jynx Arcade & Soda Fountain

While Mr. Jynx wasn't born in Arcadia, he fits into the town with a degree of comfort most newcomers (or even their children) never attain. He moved to the town in the late 80s, and is the owner of the soda fountain and arcade where Arcadian teens spend a great deal of their weekends and summers.

Benjamin MacCleary

History Teacher, Ceder J. Falconer High School

Born and bred in Arcadia, Mr. MacCleary has lived here all his life, except for the four years he spent attending Humboldt State University. He is very interested in the history of the town, a trait inherited from his mother, the head librarian at Theodora Van Houten Memorial Library, and President of the Arcadia Historical Preservation Society.

Camren Sherridan

Teenage Scion of a Founding Family

A popular junior at Ceder J. Falconer High School who cheats on geometry tests.

Carlos Estrada

Guidance Counselor, Ceder J. Falconer High School

Moving to Arcadia with his family when he was a young teenager, Mr. Estrada is as much a part of the town as any newcomer can be. Though briefly moved away while getting his degree in educational administration, he has made the town his home. He currently shares custody of his daughter with his ex wife, Jennifer Burns.

Cyrus DiCaprio

Director of the Arcadia Theater Company

Though Cyrus was born elsewhere, he was brought back to Arcadia as an infant by his mother. Like so many of Arcadia's children, he left the town for several years in his twenties, returning as a refined, fashionable, and well-spoken young man who stepped easily in as the director of his mother's theater. Under his direction, the Arcadia Playhouse has gained a reputation for truly excellent performances, with careful direction and captivating sets and costuming.

Delphine Falconer

Abstracted woman in search of her twin brother

An often-overlooked member of the Falconer family, Delphine lives in a small house near the edge of the Timberland. Her history is as confused as her sense of the present, but it's said she left Arcadia for some time when she was younger, returning to live with Reed and Elizabeth MacCleary, before moving out on her own. She talks frequently of the past, but only the parts involving her twin brother, Deacon, who died as a child.

Dominick "Niko" MacCleary

Aspiring teenage filmmaker

A newcomer to Arcadia, Niko is the youngest descendant of the Falconer family. Moving from San Francisco with his mothers, he is generally nonplussed by what he considers to be the sheer averageness of his new town. Prior to moving here, he had only passing knowledge of his MacCleary and Falconer ancestors, and is finding it a little disconcerting to suddenly be part of a Lineage.

Erika Gravell-Santos

Teenage daughter of a "new" Arcadian family

Though both Erika's parents were born in Arcadia, the Gravell and Santos families are still considered newcomers. Erika is a popular junior at Ceder J. Falconer High School, and the second generation of her family born in the town.

Holly MacCleary

Last decedent of the Falconer family, and Niko's mom

One of Niko's mothers, Holly was born and raised in Arcadia. Her twin brother, Linden, died in an accident when they were teenagers, and Holly left the town immediately after graduation. While she was not precisely estranged from her family, they were not close. She moved back to the town only after both her parents' deaths, largely because of the sizable inheritance they left, in the form of Falconer Logging and Lumber. Formerly an English professor at a community college, Holly is now trying her hand at managing the family buisness.

Julia "Lia" Webster

17 year old transplant from Anchorage to Arcadia

Generally at odds with the world around her, Lia has no interest in integrating into Arcadian teen culture, nominally because she'll likely be moving on again soon. Her mother, a civil engineer with a large construction firm, was transferred to Arcadia to oversee the construction of a new housing development, after the failure of a previous attempt by the company. Lia is used to being an outsider, and has stopped making an effort to fit in.

Karin Segretti

Artist, and mother of Niko

One of Niko's mothers, Karin reluctantly agreed to move to Arcadia with her wife. Formerly an art professor and working artist, Karin left her job for the move, and has not yet found something in the town that is a good fit for her skills.

Muriel MacCleary

Head Librarian, Theodora Van Houten Memorial Library

Deeply interested in Arcadian history, most particularly the genealogy of its Founding Families, Mrs. MacCleary has been a librarian for over 50 years. Changing her name back to MacCleary after the death of her husband, she is the mother of history teacher Benjamin MacCleary, and one of the best available sources of information about the town.

Patrick Sudsworth

Mechanic who respects Arcadia's history, and Wil's father

Though not one of the Founding Families, the Sudsworths have been in Arcadia nearly as long. Their familial reputation makes it difficult for them to be taken seriously by other town natives, much to Patrick's chagrin. Deeply investigated in improving their standing, Patrick has made a hobby of studying Arcadia's traditions and practices, and attempts to apply them to his family's life.

Travis Casteneda

Foreman and Manager of the Falconer Lumber Company

A native of Arcadia, Travis has managed the Falconer lumber mill for nearly 30 years.

Willow "Wil" Sudsworth

17-year-old Arcadian by birth, outcast by his peers

Though the Sudsworth family has been part of Arcadia for several generations, due to an ancestor's indiscretions, they have never been fully welcomed into its society. Wil is no exception. He is resigned to that fact, and has given up attempts to become one of the cool kids. Filled with resentment for his father's willingness to bend over backwards to accommodate Arcadia's traditions, Wil does things his own way with a quiet defiance that only occasionally erupts into anger.



The Arcadia Playhouse

The Cast



In alphabetical order

Andy

Mr. Antony Van Houten

Andy is a tabletop gaming fanatic, dog dad, and the producer of Tabletop Roulette, an actual play anthology podcast featuring a rotating cast of GMs, players, and games focusing on uplifting the voices of people from marginalized communities.

Ben Collins

Cyrus DiCaprio

Ben was born halfway up a mountain and his hobbies all include pretending to be someone else. He lives in London with a collection of board games. He is also in pre-production on Justice and Mersey, a Masks Actual Play Podcast set in and around Liverpool.

Connor

Mr. Benjamin MacCleary

Connor is the anonymous author of the infamously reviled Bikini Cop mystery novel series, the 7th runner up for the 2012 Winter Olympics American Duo Figure Skating team, and a prolific liar. Validate him and his lies @ConnodoreCrunch on Twitter!

Corvyn Appleby

Karin Segretti

Corvyn (they/them or she/her) is a performer, poet, playwright, and podcaster, based out of Chicago, Illinois. She has recently appeared on the Unstaged podcast's production of R.U.R. as Mr. Alquist, and as Marius.

Daniel Scholler

Mr. Sudsworth

Daniel is a gay nerd who is always looking forward to the next game he is playing. If he’s not watching Golden Girls, then he’s probably either reading about or playing some kind of game. Oh, and he also knits and dyes his own yarn. He can also be found as part of his own role playing group, The Order of the Amber Die.

Dusty Hill

Mr. Carlos Estrada

Dusty is a big nerd with too many ideas. Outside of podcasts he spends most of his time playing tabletop rpgs, video games, and writing out characters for various stories that usually never see the light of day. He can also be found on the podcast Shouting in Place, as well as in his various appearances on other podcasts.

Erik Seguinte

Arthur Jynx & Sound Editor

A lawful good Paladin, hobbyist programmer, budding audio/podcast editor, computer repair-person, and aspiring data scientist. He can be heard on Otherwhere as the Quint the Delinquent, and on Shadows of St. Fleur as Silk the Fae. Otherwise, he's no one special.

Gwen

Julia "Lia" Webster

Is an actor and singer, probably originally from this plane, now living in England. This is their first voice acting role, and now we've encouraged them, we'll probably never get them to stop.

Izzy Trevellian

Delphine Falconer

Is a streamer, storyteller, podcaster, and all-round stand-up chap.

They can be found with the rest of the ITU Crew playing (among other things) Star Trek, as well as pre-production on a number of podcasts.

She also plays Elliot Nagra on Outstanding!

Lee Alder Seguinte

Writer/Director

Lee is old enough to know better. But where’s the fun in that? He’s fairly sure he isn’t a changeling, but wouldn’t tell you if he were. He lives in Sacramento, California in a Freehold with his husband, another debatably Arcadian, five cats with lofty names, a dog called Ivysaur, and cages full of creepy dolls. He can also be found as the Dimensional Tour Guide/GM on Otherwhere, a Masks: the New Generation Actual Play Podcast, and briefly as Filter on Pinnacle City, also a Masks: the New Generation Actual Play Podcast produced by Tabletop Roulette. The majority of his other creative work can be found as Law Of Names Games

Lilith

Mrs. Muriel MacCleary

Avid ttrpg player and parent to an adult child. Can be heard as a guest player on seasonal episodes and random one shots of Corpses and Curios and will be heard in a couple of other currently secret projects in the near future. Can also be found on Instagram where she attempt to sell dicebags

M. German

Dominick "Niko" MacCleary

Described as "a bad influence", "a hopeless show-off", "a living human gremlin", and "by far the most inconvenient person", M. spends the majority of his time finding things to do instead of writing, like illustration, conlanging, and tweeting pictures of his cat. He also plays Rainy Woodrose Sunrise on Otherwhere. His other work can be found at Roast Rabbit

Nick

Camren Sherridan

Possible human, but more likely a collection of anxious opossums just doing their best. When not writing silly stories, or rummaging through your trash for pizza crusts, he likes to pretend to be other people for fun.

Thomas Fleming

Willow "Wil" Sudsworth

A man with many voices, Thomas hopes to make a transition from working in the restaurant industry to full time voice actor. Outside of voice work, his passions include tabletop RPGs, reading comics and singing in the shower. He is also the GM/Editor/Producer of Paradigm Academy, A Masks: A New Generation Actual Play podcast, and appears as Ray Ramirez/ARTIE on Outstanding!, and as The Joker/Jack Napier in Patronic27 Productions’ Batman: White Knight motion comic.

Vanessa Haas

Holly MacCleary

Currently lives in Kansas City, Missouri where she works on podcasts, her own game, and playing as many TTRPGs as possible. She can be found playing Charlie on Paradigm Academy, as Jack on LGBT&D, and various roles on TTRPG Roulette.

Also featuring...

Briar Zachary as Amelia DiCaprio
Casey as Erika Gravell-Santos
KJ as Alyssa Burns
Ogre as Travis Castaneda



Arcadia Historical
Preservation
Society

Collected Ephemera



The Arcadia Crier


Historical Documents


Arcadia Theater Company