OCT 23 - NOV 22, 2020
WAR OF THE WORLD
A LIVE DRIVE-IN RADIO EXPERIENCE
inspired by Orson Welles' broadcast of H.G. Wells' story
adapted and directed by Eric Davis
music arrangements by Michael Raabe
Inspired by Orson Welles’ 1938 radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds, this innovative live radio show will bring audiences together “drive-in” style to experience a combination of live music, multimedia, and radio performance.
When an anachronistic, live variety hour is preempted by the shocking news that Martians have invaded Earth, the adage that “the show must go on” is put to the ultimate test. Nostalgic, surprising, fun, and irreverent, this evening of impending mayhem is freeFall’s safe and innovative return to live performances in the face of a global pandemic and the inevitable Martian onslaught.
This production is staged on an outdoor stage with audiences experiencing the performance drive-in style from their vehicles. Combining live musical and variety performance, radio storytelling, and multimedia elements, the radio show being created live will be broadcast to your vehicle via its radio or your smart device via a free app.
Please note that admission is by vehicle (up to 4 occupants) and general admission within two sections. To ensure the best possible experience for all patrons, vehicles will be parked in the best available spot in the chosen section, based on the size of vehicle, on a first come, first served basis.
freeFall Theatre is committed to the safety of our patrons and artists. We have undertaken heightened cleaning procedures and policies to prevent the spread of COVID. We ask all patrons to comply with posted policies, including the wearing of an effective face covering if you choose to leave your vehicle for any reason.
music by Michael Raabe
book by Eric Davis
lyrics by Michael Raabe and Eric Davis
based on the Oz books by L. Frank Baum
Directed by Eric Davis
This brand new musical, set in L. Frank Baum’s beloved Land of Oz, will take you to a place you’ve visited before, but never like this. Baum’s wisdom, imagination, and distinct point of view have inspired generations of readers and theatre-goers.
freeFall takes you over the rainbow to close our 10th full season of plays and musicals.