In Jarret King's comic and thrilling reimagining of a multimedia classic, Orson Welles and his radio troupe, the Mercury Theatre, are a group of Black artists fighting to hold their place at the CBS radio studio. "In the hope of securing a critical corporate sponsorship, Welles orchestrates a last-ditch ratings stunt that causes national panic and secures their undeniable – if infamous – place in media history." Damn, acclaimed playwright, just how many genres and tropes are you disrupting simultaneously with this ambitious project? Penfold Theatre's world premiere production – directed by Marcus McQuirter and featuring actors Marc Pouhé, Jeffrey Da'Shade Johnson, Kenah Benefield, Yunina Barbour Payne, Dane Parker, Judd Farris, Zac Carr, and Sarah Byington – will answer that question as spectacularly as possible.
June 2-18. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 5pm. $16 and up.