Tonight on L.A. Theatre Works, it is a double feature as we present both star-studded Star Trek extravaganza as members of both iconic series (Star Trek: Original and Star Trek: The Next Generation) take part in a reading of H.G. Wells‘ classic radio thriller The War of the Worlds and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle‘s The Lost World.
About War of the Worlds:
The breathless pace and convincing details make it clear why the 1938 broadcast of an “”eyewitness report”” of an invasion from Mars caused a nationwide panic. Originally directed by Orson Welles and performed by his Mercury Theatre of the Air, The War of the Worlds is an adaptation of H. G. Wells’ novel of the same name. The War of the Worlds is truly the mother of all space invasions, offering a rare combination of chills, thrills and great literature.
This is a L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: John de Lancie, Meagan Fay, Jerry Hardin, Gates McFadden, Leonard Nimoy, Daryl Schultz, Armin Shimerman, Brent Spiner, Tom Virtue, Wil Wheaton.
About The Lost World:
Doyle’s rollicking adventure tale follows a scientific expedition deep into the Amazon jungle right back into the time of dinosaurs and cave men. Before Jurassic Park, before Indiana Jones – there was The Lost World! Doyle was most noted for his stories about Sherlock Holmes and for the adventures of Professor Challenger.
This production is an L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: Josh Clark, Kyle Colerider-Krugh, Peter Paige, Kirsten Potter, Kate Steele, Tom Virtue,and Kenneth Alan Williams.