Saturday, October 24, 2009

A Halloween Tradition at Capital Stage

Message from Capital Stage

Join Capital Stage for an evening of Halloween fun this Wednesday, October 28, with our fourth annual performance of "The War of the Worlds," followed by a wine and dessert reception with the cast and company.

"The War of the Worlds" was arguably radio's single most famous broadcast! Our special, one-night-only fundraising event will feature Capital Stage Company favorites, such as Jonathan Rhys Williams and Eric Wheeler, telling the story, exactly as it was told by Orson Welles and his Mercury Theatre on air over 70 years ago.

The true power of live storytelling made itself known on Halloween Eve in 1938 when a story told over the radio terrified a nation. Adapted for radio by Howard Koch and starring Orson Welles, "The War of the Worlds" was presented as a Halloween thriller. But, for those who tuned in late, "normal" programming appeared to be interrupted with the startling news that there were "explosions occurring on Planet Mars." Reports followed, stating that a huge flaming object had fallen to Earth on a farm near Grover's Mill, New Jersey. More landings were soon reported and an anxious radio audience came to the frightening conclusion that Earth was the target of a full scale invasion by aliens!

THE WAR OF THE WORLDS By H.G. Wells, adapted for radio by Howard Koch

Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 7 p.m.
Location: Capital Stage, Aboard the Delta King
Tickets: $20 Recommended Minimum Donation
Call: 916-995-5464

This is a fundraising event to benefit Capital Stage, a charitable, nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization. All proceeds from this event will help support Capital Stage and its mission to grow bold, dynamic, professional live theatre in our region!

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