NEWS FLASH! The Martians are returning to Earth!
Once again, the Atlanta Bi-Union Players (members of SAG-AFTRA and AEA) proudly present old-time radio show recreations with more than forty performers donating their voices and talents to help benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB). We're calling it 75 Years Ago on Radio… and it’s a real coup that for our 10th anniversary we are staging the original Howard Koch/Orson Welles version of The War of the Worlds. 2013 marks the 75th Anniversary of the infamous broadcast from October 30, 1938 and we are honored to have this opportunity. What a sensation it created! It was a riveting moment in the annals of radio history and showed the incredible power of persuasion that the medium had in pre-WWII America.
Also on the bill will be segments from the program that was the Mercury Theater's biggest competition on that October evening, The Chase and Sanborn Hour, with ventriloquist Edgar Bergen, his dummy Charlie McCarthy, Don Ameche, and Judy Canova. Plus poet/playwright Archibald MacLeish's The Fall of the City, the first verse play written specifically for radio and featured on Columbia Workshop in 1937.
When: 7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 21
Doors open at 6:15 p.m.
Parking: Discounted paid parking is across the street at the hospital.
Authentic English fare and beverages will be available.
Cost: Admission is $20. Tickets may be purchased at the door the day of the event or online at http://ear.tix.com. All net proceeds will go to the ACFB to help feed the needy during the holidays.
Cash or a check made out to the Atlanta Community Food Bank please ONLY at the door.
We hope to see you at the big event as we celebrate LMAE's 10th anniversary and the theater of imagination!