Monday, October 1, 2012

MSTW: War of the Worlds - Fri & Sat, Oct 26-27

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“The War of the Worlds” Radio Show Live on Stage for 3 Performances Only!

Jackson, CA  (September 30, 2012) – 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 (MSTW) is recreating this radio classic with a live stage production of The War of the Worlds. This limited-engagement production will have two evening performances ~ Friday and Saturday, October 26th and 27th at the Native Sons Hall in Sutter Creek, CA. Doors open at 7:15pm for dessert, show starts at 8pm. There will also be a matinee performance on Saturday, October 27th. Doors open at 1:15 for dessert, show starts at 2:00pm. Tickets are $25 each and include a dessert, your choice of coffee or tea, and the show.

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 at This event is sure to sell out, so get your tickets early.

Performance Dates and Times 
Friday and Saturday Evening Performances
Friday and Saturday, October 26th and 27th
Doors open at 7:15pm for dessert, show starts at 8:00pm

Sunday Matinee Performance
October 27th only
Doors open at 1:15pm for dessert, show starts at 2:00pm

Ticket Prices
$25 per person

Tickets available through:
On-line at
Hein & Company, 204 Main St., Jackson, CA
Charge by phone ~ (209) 304-6690

Native Sons Hall
Main Street, Sutter Creek, CA

For more information, please visit our website at

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