Main Street Theatre Works is a professionally-oriented, rural theatre company performing at the
Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre in Jackson, California, Amador County. Enjoy a picnic, followed by
classical, comedy, and contemporary plays under the stars in a beautiful amphitheatre.
JUST WHEN YOU THINK 2020
COULDN’T BE MORE CRAZY,
ALIENS ARE ABOUT TO INVADE!
MSTW presents the Live Radio Show of “War of the Worlds” for their Fall Fundraiser
While 2020 has made us all feel like the world might be coming to an end, the same thing could have been said over 80 years ago when Orson Welles and the Mercury Theater on the Air staged the live radio broadcast of an alien invasion. . .
Main Street Theatre Works is recreating this radio classic with their live production of War of the Worlds, October 24th at 7:00pm, broadcast on their Facebook page (Main Street Theatre Works), as well as a radio simulcast on
KVGC Radio 1340AM, or 96.5 FM, in Amador county.
This is the 10th Anniversary of MSTW’s live radio shows, recreating many of Orson’s Mercury Theater classics, and though we can't perform in front of a live audience like we normally do, we are presenting a live, filmed version of the show, with multiple cameras so you don’t miss a thing, including those live sound effects from our expansive Foley table.
This is MSTW’s big Fall Fundraiser, with a goal of $3000 to carry us through the rest of the year, and prepare us for next summer at the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre. To make a donation, click the button below. AND, if you donate $50 or more before October 21st, you’ll be gifted a bottle of wine from our generous friends at Yorba Shake Ridge Ranch & Vineyards in Sutter Creek. Your email confirmation will give you specifics as how to arrange a curbside pick up.
Then sit back with your wine and enjoy the show.
This War of the Worlds presentation features some of your favorite MSTW actors, including Allen Pontes as Orson Welles, Scott Adams, Andrew Adams, Vincent Keene, Ben Miller, and Julie Anchor as Foley artist Ora Nichols. It’s a fun flashback to the days when people “watched” their radios, and sound effects didn’t come from a computer.
Whether you’re watching the show on Facebook, or closing your eyes to listen to it on the radio (as they did in 1938), it’s sure to be a fun flash back. And it’s the perfect way to get into the Halloween spirit, while supporting theatre in Amador county.
We are grateful for your continued support and the support of our sponsors: Harrah’s Northern California Casino, ACES Waste Services, Daneri Mortuary, and Yorba Shake Ridge Ranch & Vineyards.