Penfold Theatre presents A War of the Worlds

June 2-18 at Ground Floor Theatre

Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm and Sun at 5pm 
ASL interpreted June 12 at 5pm

Both comic and gripping, A War of the Worlds reimagines Orson Welles and his radio troupe as 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. 

The cast includes Marc Pouhé as Welles, John Christopher as Canada, Kenah Benefield as Wardell, Yunina Barbour Payne as Edna, Dane Parker as Ollie, Judd Farris as John, Zac Carr as Wrigley, and Sarah Joy Byington as Lois.
Written by Jarrett King and directed by Marcus McQuirter, the production team also includes Costume Design by Desiree Humphries, Sound Design by Buzz Moran, Set Design and Technical Direction by Tomas Salas, Properties Design by Joe Kelley, and Lighting Design by Amy Lewis, with Maddy Lamb as Stage Manager and Carl Gonzales as Production Manager. Graphic design by Corinna Browning of Ghost Next Door Designs.

The Cast of A War of the Worlds

Recommended for High School and up
Tickets: $16-$31

Discounts offered for students, seniors, teachers, and veterans. Additional discounts opening weekend.


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