“The Martians are coming to Cookie! Will they vaporize it? Or just take a bite out of it, and leave?
Find out Friday night at Avatar Repertory Theater!”@5PM SLT, Friday 1st November.
75 years ago, on October 30th 1938, Orson Welles and the Mercury Radio Theater made broadcast history with an adaptation of H.G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds” that did not go quite as expected. The legendary panic that may or may not have resulted from the radio drama is still debated today. What we do know is that it was a reflection of a time, as the Nazis and Japanese marched the world towards iminent war, that was rife with “Fear, anxiety, and foreboding of the future.”
Avatar Repertory Theater will present this adaptaion of “War of the Worlds” Friday, November 1st in a single performance, live from their theater on Cookie in Second Life (c) by special permission from the Estate of Howard Koch, primary writer of the 1938 radio script. The performance features Kayden Oconnell, Corwyn Allen, MadameThespian Underhill, Ada Radius, Avajean Westland, Sodovan Torak, Em Jannings, Thundergass Menges, with Caledonia Skytower producing.
The presentation will include dynamic effects, so residents are asked to minimize wearable scripted items, excessively primmy clothes/hair, and to take off huds and meters to provide a more enjoyable experience for the entire audience. Don’t make us send the Martians after you!
A.R.T. PLAYS AROUND: “War of the Worlds”
Friday, November 1st
Avatar Repertory’s New Theater – Cookie
Presented live in Voice, free to all residents. Donations accepted.