Arts Barn Presents War of the Worlds (Photos)

Applause and On Air Signs Photo | Anne Vandercook

Applause and On Air Signs
Photo | Anne Vandercook

The Arts Barn partners with Sandy Spring Theater Group to perform Orson Welles’ infamous rendition of H. G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds Oct. 11 through 27 with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Admission starts at $9. Tickets are available by calling 301.258.6394 or by visiting Gaithersburg website.

In 1938, Orson Welles’ Halloween radio broadcast of H.G. Wells’ science fiction classic alarmed radio listeners and caused them to wonder if aliens had actually landed on Earth. This special adaptation of the famous “panic broadcast” is performed live in front of a “radio studio audience.” Following the hour-long program is When Welles Collide, a 15-minute tale that depicts a similar story and contains a lesson for modern times.

Please note there is no performance on October 13 due to the celebration of Oktoberfest at the Kentlands.

Michael Abendshein, Phil Kibak, Daniel Santiago (standing), Joseph Mariano, Yvonne Paretzky, Philip Stamper, and Matthew Datcher on the sound board.  Photo | Anne Vandercook

Michael Abendshein, Phil Kibak, Daniel Santiago (standing), Joseph Mariano, Yvonne Paretzky, Philip Stamper, and Matthew Datcher on the sound board.
Photo | Anne Vandercook

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

Production Team
Director: David Dossey
Assistant Director: Stan Rosen
Producer: Anne Vandercook
Stage Manager: Bruce Angstadt
Sound Design: Matthew Datcher
Lighting Design: Joe Connor

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