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The War of the Worlds 
15th-Oct-2009 07:13 pm
Astro: Martian sunset
I can’t believe I haven’t posted this before now! I blame illness, extreme busyness, and not enough time for LJ. Anyway, by now this event is not news to very many of you because it’s been all over LJ, but in case you haven’t heard about it or didn’t know I was involved:

I’m involved with a live radio drama presentation of an adaptation of The War of the Worlds, with four performances at the end of this month at the Somerville Theater. I am doing Foley (i.e., sound effects). Among other things, you will get to see me fall down. My beloved plumtreeblossom is Foley-team captain; she’ll be onstage making lots of noise too, as will surrealestate and Laurie and Emily, whose LJ names I don’t know (if they have them). And the voice talent is very nearly as awesome as we are!

The War of the Worlds show is part of The Big Broadcast of 1938, and you can follow that link for reservations or more information. (In case anyone is confused, you use the switches and lights on the right hand part of the page to navigate the site; they turn into icons for the particular function when you mouse over them. The bottom one is for reservations.)

The War of the Worlds is loosely based on the famous Orson Welles broadcast adaptation of the novel, and tells the story from a Boston perspective. The other part of the show is an episode of the Frank Cyrano Byfar Hour.

Music is provided by the amazing Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band, so it’s guaranteed to be incredible. The whole shebang is put on by the Post-Meridian Radio Players.

Performances are Thursday the 29th, Friday the 30th, and two performances on Saturday the 31st. You should come see it!
Comments 
16th-Oct-2009 01:09 pm (UTC)
Glad the coughing is over. Sounds like a
heckuva show. And I live the marching band
which is stationary. Reminds me of the SCA
Fraternal Order of Cenobitic Hermits.
16th-Oct-2009 04:17 pm (UTC)
Glad the coughing is over.
Thank you for your note of optimism! Unfortunately, it’s not. :-( It’s just diminished a fair amount, and the rest of me is better.
And I live the marching band which is stationary.
Actually, I’m not involved with the band, but I was the one who proposed that name when they were getting started. (My friend chillguru posted asking for suggestions.) I had a handful of ideas, and one of them was Emperor Norton’s Marching Band, except that this wasn’t a marching band, so I proposed Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band. I was pleased, amused, and surprised when they chose that one. But I’m always happy to celebrate one of the most benevolent emperors in history.
16th-Oct-2009 01:25 pm (UTC)
We got our tix already!
16th-Oct-2009 04:18 pm (UTC)
Yay! Which show? Look forward to seeing you; hope we get a chance to chat!
16th-Oct-2009 08:38 pm (UTC)
October 30. Very much looking forward to it.
16th-Oct-2009 02:40 pm (UTC)
See you Friday 10/30!
16th-Oct-2009 04:20 pm (UTC)
Cool!
16th-Oct-2009 05:22 pm (UTC)
Also there will be very old-school candy for sale! And beer!
19th-Oct-2009 10:01 pm (UTC)
Glad you're having fun!

Please don't hurt yourself when you fall down.

If the Laurie you're talking about is the red-headed Laurie who's married to Santiago and lives with Jailbait and Kimberly, she's hammercock.
19th-Oct-2009 10:09 pm (UTC)
Please don't hurt yourself when you fall down.
Awww, you never let me have any fun! :-)
If the Laurie you're talking about is the red-headed Laurie who's married to Santiago and lives with Jailbait and Kimberly, she's hammercock.
Nope, different Laurie. But also a firstie. I think this show has three Neils and four Michaels working on it, too.
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