Jackson, CA - On July 18, 1938, Orson Welles decided to follow up his successful radio play of Dracula, and produce Robert Lewis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, featuring his acting troupe, The Mercury Theatre On The Air. This October, Main Street Theatre Works (MSTW) is re-creating this literary radio classic with a live stage production, the forth in their series. This limited-engagement fundraiser for the company will have two evening performances ~ Friday and Saturday, October 24th and 25th at the Native Sons Hall in Sutter Creek, CA. Doors open at 7:15 pm for dessert, show starts at 8:00pm. There will also be a matinee performance on Sunday, October 26th. Doors open at 1:15pm for dessert, show starts at 2:00pm. Tickets for this fundraising event are $25 each and include a dessert, your choice of coffee or tea, and the show. Friday and Saturday night there will be a no-host wine bar. Seating is very limited for this fundraising event, so early reservations are encouraged.
MSTW just wrapped another successful summer season at the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre, where patrons enjoyed our first summer show, Tartuffe, followed by the hilarious play, The Golden State. For our October event, we’re setting things in a more intimate environment, perfect to relive the golden age of radio, complete with live sound effects. Treasure Island was the second weekly 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, condensed into a 60-minute broadcast.
Under the direction of Allen Pontes, who has produced, directed and starred as Orson in the past three productions ~ The War of the Worlds (2 years in a row) and Dracula ~ MSTW’s production adhere to the same time constraints, same script and live sound effects, just the way Orson would want it. Other cast members include Julie Anchor, Ernesto Bustos, Paj Crank, Richard Williams, and introducing Ben Matta as the young Jim Hawkins.
Join us for a fun flashback to the days when people “watched” their radios, and sound effects didn’t come from a computer. Watch how the magic isreally made and support Main Street Theatre Works at this fall fundraiser.
For more information and to purchase tickets to this Limited Engagement Event, visit the MSTW website at www.mstw.org. 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 24h and 25h
Doors open at 7:15pm for dessert, show starts at 8:00pm
Sunday Matinee Performance
October 26th only
Doors open at 1:15pm for dessert, show starts at 2:00pm
$25 per person
Tickets available through:
On-line at www.mstw.org
Hein & Company, 204 Main St., Jackson, CA
Native Sons Hall
56 Main Street, Sutter Creek, CA
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