"The War of the Worlds" Radio Show Live on Stage for 3 Performances Only!
It's been said that the world will end in 2012. Well, the same thing could have been said almost 75 years ago when Orson Welles staged a live radio broadcast of an alien invasion. This October, Main Street Theatre Works is recreating this radio classic with a live stage production of The War of the Worlds. This limited-engagement production will have two
Orson Welles in the original broadcast of
War of the Worlds
evening performances ~Friday and Saturday, October 26th and 27th ~and one matinee ~ Sunday Saturday, October 27th~ at the Native Sons Hallin Sutter Creek, CA.
MSTW is coming off a successful summer season at the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre, where patrons enjoyed two great plays ~ The Taming of the Shrew and The Majestic Kid. For our October event, we're setting things in a more intimate environment, perfect to relive the 1938 radio drama that brought panic to the greater New York area.The War of the Worlds was a Halloween episode of the American radio drama anthology series, performed by the Mercury Theatre Players, directed and narrated by little known actor and future filmmaker, Orson Welles.
The episode was an adaptation of the novel, The War of the Worlds, written by H.G. Wells. The 60-minute broadcast, which was uninterrupted by commercial breaks, presented what were assumed to be real news bulletins, suggesting that we were in the midst of an alien invasion by Martians.
MSTW is doing this recreation of Orson Welles Mercury Theatre "On The Air" broadcast, and will feature many of your favorite MSTW actors, including Allen Pontes as Orson Welles, as well as Scott Adams, David Campfield, Ken Nitschke, Brandon Rapoza, and Julie Anchor. It's a fun flashback to the days when people "watched" their radios, and sound effects didn't come from a computer. Come watch how the magic is really made.
For more information and to purchase tickets to this Limited Engagement Event, visit the MSTW website atwww.mstw.org. This event is sure to sell out, so get your tickets early.
Ring Out the Old,
Bring in the New!
Our 2012 Summer Season has ended with happy audiences and excellent reviews. Our version of The Taming of the Shrew, set in contemporary New Jersey, was called "wildly successful" and "masterfully crafted." A great time was had by audiences and actors alike in this lively production.
The Majestic Kid was called "perfect for Amador County" with "flawless performances." All in all, it was a great season and we thank everyone involved for making it so successful.
And now, we are please to announce our 2013 Summer Season. It's a season of mystery and adventure with exciting new productions of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer andSherlock's Last Case. We think our choices will prove to be great family entertainment.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is a wonderful new production meant not only for kids, but adults as well. It's a lively and exciting show. Come remember what it was like to be a kid!
Sherlock's Last Case is loaded with twists and turns and will keep you guessing until the very end. It's a really fun take on the Sherlock Holmes mysteries.
2012 was truly the year of the volunteer. We had so many new people join us in our endeavors. Volunteers are the lifeblood of any theatre company and we are particularly blessed with a great group. If you are interested in volunteering for our 2013 Summer Season, please contact Frannie Weinrob at 209-257-0260 or email her at email@example.com. We are already at work on these two great productions and hope you can help us make it a great season. Whatever you think you might like to do, we can find a place for you! It's a great way to express your creativity and meet like-minded people.