Live Radio Dramas: "War of the Worlds"
(Posted on November 01, 2011)
8 p.m., Friday, November 4, 2011
3 p.m. and 8 p.m., Saturday, November 5, 2011
Wien Experimental Theatre
Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts
Who: Live Radio Dramas is presented by an ensemble of actors and actresses who have been involved with Radio Drama productions at the Quick Center since 2000, when the debut of the series featured "A Christmas Carol," another Orson Welles adaptation. Some cast members were part of "The Old Time Radio Show," a weekly series broadcast from WYBC-AM in New Haven that included this season's director Joe Mango and series originator Daniel Smith.
What: "War of the Worlds" by H.G. Wells, was originally presented in 1938 by Orson Welles' Mercury Theater on the Air as a Halloween broadcast. For these performances, minor script changes have been made to localize the show to Connecticut, with Fairfield County becoming the landing zone for outer space aliens. And the play is presented as if the audience is peering into the closed studio set, observing the radio actors in their natural habitat. There are two shows in one, the radio play heard over the sound system, complete with live sound effects, and the silent drama that casually unfolds between the actors when they are off microphone.
When: 8 p.m., Friday, November 4, 2011, and 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., Saturday, November 5, 2011
Where: Wien Experimental Theatre, Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield, CT
Admission: $25. The Quick Center Box Office: (203) 254-4010, or toll-free 1-877-ARTS-396 (1-877-278-7396).
Location: The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts is located on the campus of Fairfield University at 1073 North Benson Road in Fairfield, Connecticut. Entrance to the Quick Center is through the Barlow Road gate at 200 Barlow Road. Free, secure parking is available. Access for people with disabilities is available throughout the Quick Center for audience members and performers. Hearing amplification devices are available upon request at the Box Office. Fairfield University is located off exit 22 of Interstate-95. For further information and directions, call (203) 254-4010 or 1-877-278-7396, or visit fairfield.edu/quick
Vol. 44, No. 105