Wednesday, September 26, 2018

MSTW: The 39 Steps: Three performances on Oct 20 & 21

The Mercury Theater on the Air, in Sutter Creek!
Main Street Theatre Works presents their 8 Annual Live Radio Show Fundraiser
“The 39 Steps” ~ 3 Performances Only!
JACKSON, CA  (September 25, 2018) – The finest radio dramas of the 1930’s was The Mercury Theater On The Air, founded by Orson Welles and John Houseman. Together, they presented many classic pieces of literature, and shook the country with it’s terrifying staging of “War of the Worlds.” Main Street Theatre Works (MSTW) is re-creating one of these literary classic radio plays, The 39 Steps, complete with live sound effects. This limited-engagement fundraiser will have two matinee performances ~ Saturday & Sunday, October 20 & 21, and one evening performance on that Saturday night, at the Native Sons Hall in Sutter Creek. Tickets are $25 and include a dessert bar, coffee or tea, and the show. A no-host wine bar will be available Saturday.

(In the foreground) Brandon Rapoza and Scott Adams
Also, as part of the fundraising efforts, MSTW will be holding a raffle, giving away lodging in scenic Lake Tahoe ~ A beautiful condo at the Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort, on the lake at the corner of Ski Run Blvd and Hwy 50. The condo has one bedroom and a full kitchen, and access to a variety of amenities including a pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, full bar, restaurant and more. Accommodations are for two nights, Sunday through Thursday. Raffle tickets will be sold at The 39 Steps performances, or can be purchased from a MSTW board member. Raffle ticket holders need not be present to win.

MSTW Company Member, Allen Pontes, has produced, directed and starred as Mr. Welles in the past seven productions ~ The War of the Worlds (2 years in a row), Dracula, Treasure Island, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Immortal Sherlock Holmes, and Around the World in 80 Days. The show adheres to the same time constraints (60 minutes), same script, and live sound effects, just the way Orson would want it. It’s a fun flashback to the days when people “watched” their radios, and sound effects were done live. Other cast members include Scott Adams, Julie Anchor, Mike Sicilia, and Richard Williams, who share the duty of portraying the more than 24 different characters and producing the sound effects live.

Allen Pontes as Orson Welles
Join us for this special event and see how the magic is really made, while supporting Main Street Theatre Works. Seating is limited, so get your tickets early!

Saturday & Sunday Matinee Performances
October 20 and 21
Doors open at 1:15pm for dessert, show starts at 2:00pm

Saturday Evening Performance
October 21 only
Doors open at 7:15pm for dessert, show starts at 8:00pm

Ticket Prices
$25 per person

Native Sons Hall
56 Main Street, Sutter Creek, CA

Tickets available:
Hein & Company, 204 Main St., Jackson, CA
On line at MSTW.ORG

For more information, please visit our website at

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