‘War of the Worlds’ Begins Performances at Sandy Spring Theatre Group at Arts Barn October 11th by Mara Bayewitz

Sandy Spring Theatre Group (SSTG) and The Gaithersburg Arts Barn present
War of the Worlds and When Welles Collide, a two-part radio play
Directed by: David Dossey

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*PERFORMANCES:
October 11th – 27th, 2013
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm
at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn
11 Kent Square Road, in Gaithersburg, MD
*no performance on Sunday, October 13

TICKETS:
$16 Nonresidents/$14 City of Gaithersburg Residents/$9 Children through Grade 12 & Seniors
For tickets call 301-258-6394 or visit RecXpress online

CAST:
Michael Abendshein
Phil Kibak
Joseph Mariano
Yvonne Paretzky
Karen Petersen
Daniel Santiago
Philip Stamper
Jena Stone
Stephen Swift

“The War of the Worlds” by H.G. Wells
With Orson Welles and the Mercury Theatre on the Air
Originally produced by the Columbia Broadcasting System
Sunday, October 30, 1938

Millions of radio listeners were shocked when radio news alerts announced the arrival of martians on Earth. They panicked as they heard about the seemingly unstoppable attack on Earth. Many ran out of their homes screaming while others packed up their cars and fled. Mass panic ensued, while in reality, what the radio listeners heard was a portion of Orson Welles’ adaptation of the well-known book, War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells.

“When Welles Collide”
An Original Radio Play
By NAT SEGALOFF & JOHN de LANCIE
Suggested by “The War of the Worlds” by H. G. Wells
Produced by L.A. Theatre Works
Final Performance and Published Version

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