War of the Worlds: 70th Anniversary Broadcast!
OCTOBER 29th 2008 – 7:30pm
THE CASTRO THEATRE
429 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
The classic radio broadcast (written by Howard Koch in 1938), that panicked a nation and immortalized Orson Welles, will be brought to vivid life by La Legion Fantastique, in a 70th anniversary performance. The infamous radio drama will be presented live on the stage of San Francisco’s historic Castro Theatre. Transport yourself back to the golden age of radio, and see why this one moment became The Earth’s “favorite invasion“.
PAUL JENNINGS – ORSON WELLES
MICHAEL CAWELTI – FRANK READICK
TOM COKENIAS – WILLIAM S. PALEY / LT. BRETT ANDERSON
DAN MORGAN – KENNY DELMAR
TANYA ANGUITA – MARY WILKES
TOM DiPASQUALE – CARL FRANK
MUGG MUGGLES – RAY COLLINS
JAY DAVIS – RAY KREMER
CLAUDIA McCARLY – LOUELLE PARSONS
MONIQUE WOODRUFF – LOUISE BROOKS
JOHN WOODRUFF – JOHN HOUSEMAN
ROBIN DRISKILL – ORA NICHOLS
TOM WESTLAKE – TEDDY BEAUMONT
DICK MARTIN – HOWARD SMITH
PAUL SINASOHN – PAUL STEWART
JAMES C. MEYERS – DAVIDSON TAYLOR
BRANDON LONG – WILLIAM ALLAND
BOB CRABB – STEFAN SCHNABEL
RYAN GALIOTTO – RICHARD WILSON
GERARD HUGHES – DAN SEYMOUR
JOEL BROWNING – JAMES ROGAN
Live show followed by a screening of George Pal’s 1953 classic film “War of the Worlds”
Directed by Byron Haskin; Starring Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne, Robert Cornthwaite (1953, 85 min, 35MM)
Tickets are $15 each, and advanced purchases are recommended.
Tickets Available at: http://www.castrotheatre.com/tickets.html
A gallery of some behind-the-scenes photos and promotional pictures may be seen HERE.
The production is produced with the kind permission of Anne Koch.
Hope to see you there…and keep watching the skies!