War of the Worlds: 70th Anniversary Broadcast!

OCTOBER 29th 2008 – 7:30pm

THE CASTRO THEATRE

429 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
415-621-6120

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“.

CAST:
PAUL JENNINGS – ORSON WELLES
MICHAEL CAWELTI FRANK READICK
TOM COKENIASWILLIAM S. PALEY / LT. BRETT ANDERSON
DAN MORGAN KENNY DELMAR
TANYA ANGUITA – MARY WILKES
TOM DiPASQUALECARL FRANK
MUGG MUGGLESRAY COLLINS
JAY DAVISRAY KREMER
CLAUDIA McCARLY – LOUELLE PARSONS
MONIQUE WOODRUFF – LOUISE BROOKS
JOHN WOODRUFFJOHN HOUSEMAN
ROBIN DRISKILLORA NICHOLS
TOM WESTLAKE – TEDDY BEAUMONT
DICK MARTIN HOWARD SMITH
PAUL SINASOHN PAUL STEWART
JAMES C. MEYERS – DAVIDSON TAYLOR
BRANDON LONGWILLIAM ALLAND
BOB CRABB STEFAN SCHNABEL
RYAN GALIOTTORICHARD WILSON
GERARD HUGHESDAN 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!

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~ by Peter Overstreet on October 20, 2008.

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